On My Easel

Exploring the unknown...

For a few years now, I have wanted to have a go at drawing my children. I have done a few portraits in the past, mostly in graphite, before I really pursued my love of animals. It's been a while though and I remember that I wasn't all that happy with my paper choice in the past. Whilst I love it for for drawing animals, I wasn't so keen for people's skin. So I decided it was time to try something new! I have bought some Hahnemühle Nostalgie paper, which has a smooth surface. Usually, I use a vellum surface that has some texture to it. So far I am loving it! It's taking a little getting used to, but I am definitely enjoying drawing the hair on it. My daughter's hair reminds me very much of a tiger. She was delighted when I told her this! You can see more of my work in progress pictures of her and videos over on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I'm not too sure what will happen when I get to the face, but that's all part of learning!