Who would have thought that Michelangelo's marvelous masterpiece, would still inspire mere mortal soulds like myself 514 years after it's creation? The statue, unvailed in 1504 in the Piazza della Signoria in Firenze simbolised the defense of civil liberties in the then independent city-state which was continuously under threat from the Medici family in Rome. The statue was moved to the Galleria dell'Accademia in 1873, and a replica placed in the Piazza at a later date. I par
After doing the graphite composite drawing, I was craving colours and what better to remedy that than to take a new medium (for me anyway) and PLAY.
A couple of months ago I got some pastels with the idea of using them for underpainting the coloured pencil dog portraits but then I did not need it for the dogs I drew and there are so many yummy colours which are not part or the dog hair pallet, so I needed something else. While roaming for Art books I came across "Painting w
Two years ago my father-in-law passed away. He left quite a music legacy as a tutor and conductor and I wanted to make a drawing in his honour. Not only was he an amazing man but his love and passion as a tutor have resulted in his former students still playing their instruments 30 years on.
Until now I have been drawing dog portraits in coloured pencils and I wanted to try something different. I was debating between charcoal and graphite and graphite won.
It was super