I always feel better when I start a new cricket drawing, not sure why. I think it just feels comfortable and easy going. This week I am drawing the wonderfully quirky image of the Pakistan Captain – Misbah Ul Haq doing his famous push up warm up before going in to bat. His partner Shafiq walks past with a grin on his face. It’s a great image. Here’s some progress drawings where I am making scratchy marks for the shadow areas and the proportions..
Adding the shadow areas and checking that the proportions are correct.
The exhibition is carrying on at Bickerton, nice to see another red dot on one of my drawings and to see that my piece Owl Babies now has a new home.
This week I’ve been working on putting my limited edition prints onto canvas. Its been a learning curve as I have never stretched canvas before. I am able to print out on my printer for a canvas for 15 x 10 inch sizes but for bigger I would need to out source them.
Here’s the first one of ‘That Taylor Catch’ – I am really pleased with it, the colours are just as sharp as the prints on paper. They can be bought like this or bought in a frame (more details of the framed pieces to follow)
On the 7th August I will taking part in an Art Fayre at the Lion Salt Works in Northwich. A full day when I will have cricket drawings, prints, mugs and cards as well as my animal drawings and prints. I went on a little visit to check out the venue. It’s very smart, with a cafe and if you’re interested in the history of the place there’s a great museum.
Sales this week are:
The original of ‘That Taylor Catch’ is on its way to somewhere special as well as a print.