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Rugby Mascot – England rugby original charcoal drawing

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Second of my Christmas drawings to share with you. This is the trickiest composition to date and I was pretty chuffed with it. The subject of the drawing is the little boy who is the nephew of the customer  – he was lucky enough to be selected as a mascot for one of the recent England rugby matches and the drawing was a surprise Christmas present for his mum. What made it tricky was two things, firstly the boy was smaller than Chris Robshaw but I needed him to draw the viewer’s eye. I solved this by putting my trade mark bit of colour as the red rose on his shirt. The second problem was the perspective, the players following Bailey were much smaller due to the angle yet they were big grown rugby players. My artistic eye kept screeching that this was not right and I had to check the perspective a million times. Mission accomplished! It is drawn in charcoal on Canson pastel paper (smooth side) with white conte pastel highlights and the red pastel completed in Conte hard pastel.

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Rugby Mascot – original charcoal rugby drawing, completed commission

Rugby Mascot

This beautiful rugby commission is now complete.  It was quite a challenge, five faces in one picture but I really enjoyed doing it.  The two front faces needed to be a good likeness.  The man is Chris Robshaw the england rugby captain and the boy is the subject of the commission, he is the nephew of my client and this is a surprise gift for Christmas.  I am pretty confident that it will not spoil the surprise on my blog, but I am keeping it off social media for now.  You can see the commission framed on my website.

Rugby sketch drawing – ink sketch

Rugby sketch

A quick ink sketch of a rugby player before beginning my next rugby commission.  I sketched it initially with a graphite pencil which I got a little carried away with.  Then I used 2 ink pens to find the darkest shadows and the mid shadows – this is how I draw so it helps to identify these shadows at the beginning.  To view my finished rugby drawings and prints follow this link: http://www.cricketandotheranimals.co.uk/collections/rugby

Possession – original charcoal rugby drawing

rugby drawing with rugby catch from uk rugby artist

Completed in vine charcoal with white pastel highlights and pastel for the ball, the surface is high quality Strathmore grey toned drawing paper. I have called this drawing ‘possession’, as two players scramble for the ball trying frantically to gain the upper hand.  Sport is all about moments linked together, in a match there are many key moments that tell their own individual story.  For these two players its all about gaining possession of the ball, I am not sure who succeeded, that is the burning question that this key moment creates. I have based this drawing on a shot from the England vs Figi game in the Rugby World Cup but it could be any two players in any two teams. This would make a wonderful gift for any rugby fan or rugby club.  To purchase the drawing click on it to follow the link to my website shop.