Graphite

dalmation

Dalmation

falcon

Falcon

owl

Owl

The drawings above were created using 2B and 3B graphite pencils and an eraser together on smooth cartridge paper.

I’ve found that by drawing a little and then using an eraser over the top of the graphite, a fine film is produced on the paper. Layering of this film and graphite gives the drawing a more photographic effect.

Animals

book

book jacket

The beautiful dog shown here is a Dalmatian called General. He’s an example of one of my drawings. General’s family loved him dearly and commissioned me to draw a portrait of him, which I’m told sits proudly in their living room. Unfortunately, General passed away not too long ago and his family were heartbroken. When I was designing this book cover for a college assignment I took the opportunity to pay my small tribute to General by placing his portrait on the cover.