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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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T20 Rocket – progress charcoal cricket drawing

This is mid progress, there is still alot of work to do.  Currently there is too much charcoal on the paper so the next major job is to do lots of blending to create mid tones, the face needs more work and then the wicket keeper – who will remain in shadow but still needs defining.

progress charcoal drawing of a cricket batsman hitting a six with the wicket keeper watching

Progress Drawing

Wedding Art – original bride and groom drawing

My wedding drawing is now complete and the client loves it.  It was a tricky commission that kept me concentrating all the way.  I am particularly pleased with how the expression of joy and excitement that was evident on the photo was carried through onto the drawing.

original wedding drawing in pastel monotone showing a bride and groom signing the register by wedding artist

Signing the Register

If you are interested in commissioning a piece yourself please feel free to contact me on pauletteafarrell@hotmail.com.

Ballerina Waltz – original charcoal ballet dancer drawing

My original ballet drawing, Ballerina Waltz is now complete.  She is drawn in charcoal with pastel skirts.  The graceful elegance of ballet dancers are such a lovely subject for an artist, this was exciting with the ebb and flow of movement with the skirts.  The original drawing is in auction on Daily Paintworks click here or on the image to follow the link.

charcoal original drawing of a baller dancer with purple skirts she is dancing with ballet shoes on by alsager artist

Ballerina Waltz