Monday, 9 April 2018

09/04: 'Black on Black' Labrador in Coloured Pencil

I've wanted to do another drawing on a black support for a while so I decided to tackle a black lab on Anthracite (very dark grey) pastelmat.

Its not turning out the way I'd hoped, but its something I can pick up and put down easily so I'll stick with it and see what happens ...

Its amazingly difficult to photograph as the camera keeps trying to compensate 

First WIP (work in progress) photo


and today's update:

There are a lot of colours in the 'black' coat - blues, mauves, even reds/greens in places and lots of greys to suggest highlights


Jan said...

Grrrr, Blogger is giving me fits today!

Anyway, I'm so glad to see some art from you finally! The dog is lovely and it's coming right along. Hope you finish it soon and don't get too discouraged with it!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

def got the sad but bright lab eyes done right :)

black is such a pain to get a good photo of

Sue Clinker said...

Thanks Jan and Jennifer

I haven't had time to do any more work on him ... maybe tomorrow! its the sort of thing I can just 'play with' when the mood takes me.


Meera Rao said...

This is wonderful and I also love your turban man - will look forward to more from you soon !

hmuxo said...

Oh Sue... This dog is painted so beautifully... I love working on pastelmat... I have to say the yorkie is amazing...gorgeous work on his fur. I left a comment but I don't think it was posted.....SO just in case I wanted to tell you ...