Saturday, July 21, 2018

Animal Sketches - Photo Challenge


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Trying different mediums is something that interests me the most just as trying different themes. We all talk about signature style, for me, it does change with each medium (acrylics, watercolour, pen and ink, charcoal, mixed media) that I use and I believe that's perhaps the beauty of it. When I saw Fonda Clark Haight's Animal Photo Challenge and the quirky, humorous and adorable pictures of the animals up for the challenge, I wanted to join in and decided 'impromptu' to use charcoal. I was blown away by the works of the talented ladies! They were pretty inspiring! Thanks to Fonda and the ladies there for such a creatively-fun-'workout'. The one thing I gained from this is to use charcoal with much more confidence and to draw freehand without a sketch and it was all spontaneous!

I have noticed and heard that unless one loves animals truly, the ones you try to portray wouldn't come out well- with true sentiment. What do you think?

So here I am sharing the endearing beings that I made from those pictures. I have used willow charcoal and a fixative. The paper is Derwent Academy sketchbook. Edited it with some quotes (a couple of them my own if it's not credited) in Photoshop.

Dove- Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Giraffe- Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Squirrel- Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Emu-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Donkey-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

RescuedPossum-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Owl-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Possum-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades

Pig-Fonda'sAnimalPhotoChallenge-HuesnShades


Here're the images from the challenge:



Linking it to PPF and the awesome ladies there!




8 comments:

Nicole DVArtist said...

WOW! These are all very impressive. Well done.

Joy Murray said...

Lovely work. I love how much of the animals spirit you captured.

Linda Kunsman said...

These are all so delightful Deepa!! And i so agree with the words about loving animals- it shows. Happy PPF!

Clare Lloyd said...

Brilliant sketching

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What amazing art work, you have captured those images perfectly.
Thanks for sharing over at PPF.
Creative wishes Tracey.

aditya said...

Nice.

Sachin Baikar said...

Wow...beautiful sketches with excellent use of charcoal 👍 Deepa. Thanks for sharing 🙂

Pushpendra Dwivedi said...

beautiful sketches keep rocking