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Six Sixes – original cricket drawing

original cricket drawing of a cricketer hitting six sixes in a t20 cricket match

I was requested to complete a drawing of Ross Whiteley hitting a wonderful six sixes in the 2017 T20 Blast for Worcestershire CC.  After viewing the over I decided to draw all six of the hits.  It was a great challenge and the largest cricket drawing I have completed.  Setting the hits out as in a cricket score book they are drawn in charcoal and white charcoal on light grey pastel paper.

This was a great challenge.  Initially I was asked to complete one of the hits.  After watching the footage I decided to sketch them out in my sketchbook with pencil and watercolour to get an idea of which hit I preferred.

Here is a shot where you can see the sketchbook open at a couple of hits…

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I could not decide which hit to go for so struck on the idea of completing all six.  At first I thought of producing a long narrow drawing with them all on in order.  That may have proved tricky with prints and indeed to frame it (maybe another time) so then I thought of setting them out as in a score book, like a dice of six.

Here is a slide show of some of the shots…..

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My biggest problem was simply the lack of detail.  I could not make out any of the features of the cricket players or details of their clothes etc.  I also wish it had been test cricket so I could add my signature red to the ball.  However, I concentrated on the hits themselves.  Hope you like it…

Prints are available (limited to 50)  Click here

Or on the drawing below to go to my website….

Six Sixes (2) print

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Reunion Drawing – charcoal drawing of a family reunion, graphite snowberries & cricket mugs

This week has all been about working through this very technical drawing.  In the nick of time I figured out that you can work graphite with charcoal to help with those fine details on the very small faces.  This is a drawing from an old black and white photo that has been commissioned by a customer in Texas, USA.  The family will be reuniting again this year and he wanted it complete to share with them.

Here is a slides show of progress shots…

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Here is the completed drawing, winding its way to Texas

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Daily Sketches

Back to my botanical studies from life.  This time snowberries, a lovely gentle bunch of berries found in most hedgerows in winter.

graphite pencil drawing of snowberries framed in a wooden frame

Snowberries


Cricket Mugs

Finally I have some cricket mugs that I really love.  Initially going for two of my most popular drawings – That Taylor Catch and Swept Away if they prove successful I will introduce more of my designs.  Check out my collection on my website shop here or click on the image to follow the link.

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Charcoal portrait & wicket keeper drawing

Finally I get around to drawing a man with a beard.  It’s a great challenge and Steve has kindly agreed to model for me.  The completed piece is underneath.

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charcoal drawing of a man with a beard and glasses

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Wicket Keeper Drawing

This week I have been completing my wicket keeper drawing.  I took a break from it as I was not getting a likeness but managed to complete it successfully.

Here is a video of is progress….

The finished piece is not available to purchase at the moment but limited edition prints (50) are available.  Only prints bought directly from myself as the artist will be the correct quality, signed and dated by me.   The image below is of a lower resolution version for the internet.  Click here to go to my website shop.

charcoal wicket keeper drawing with a green cap

Standing Up to the Stumps


Sales this week:

Two limited edition prints

 

Art Fair

For the last few days I have been attending an art fair at Chester Racecourse.  It was a wonderful experience, firstly in managing to sell some of my artwork, meeting customers and meeting some wonderful art people who, like me, have such a passion for their particular form of art.

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Exhibition Stall

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Close up Exhibition stall

Mugs

I am delighted to share my new cricket mugs.  These mugs are fine bone china with the drawing title and my details on the bottom.  It has taken me a while to source these because I wanted them just right, being a fussy tea drinker myself I would only sell a mug that I would be prepared to use myself……and I am!

cricket mugs featuring cricket drawings by cricket artist ideal gift for cricket lover

Fine Bone China Cricket Mugs

There are two designs featuring ‘swept away’ my famous batting drawing with the red cricket pad and ‘bowled him’ which features a scene from the Ashes with an unfortunate Joe Root being bowled whilst Australian’s Steve Smith looks on.

The mugs can be purchased from my website shop, click on the image to follow the link or click here: Buy Now

Cricket drawing – original charcoal bowler progress drawing

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I’m so pleased to be starting my next commission especially as it is cricket and I haven’t drawn a cricket drawing for a while.  Particularly I’m loving this because it’s a bowler and I certainly haven’t drawn a bowler for quite a while.  This is for Christmas so it really needs to be finished this week.  The first application of charcoal to mark out the shadows has gone really well and you can see the cricket bowler is in full bowling action.  The next step is to go over each area carefully and define the shadows and mid tones.

Art Fair – cricket drawings & pet commissions 

  
All set up and ready for my stall. Cards & commissions going well.Lots of positive feedback. It’s really great to talk to people about art. They have great opinions and firm ideas about what they like. I think I’ll be busy in the new year.