Tag: giraffe

Inktober 2018- “Giraffe”

Inktober 14- “Giraffe” I really loved the curve of his neck and the light and shadow pattern in my reference photo. This is the third of the toned papers I’m trying out for Inktober, a Stillman and Birn Nova series sketchbook. I used a Gillott 303 EF nib […]

“The 12 Days of Drawings Sale” 9

Don’t miss out on these one-of-a-kind original drawings! “Giraffe” It was a wonderful experience seeing giraffes in the wild on my first trip to Kenya in 1999. 13×10″ graphite on paper $150 Payment accepted through PayPal (within 24 hours or piece will be made available again). US shipping […]

Animal Expression, Part 5: Eyes

There’s a saying, referrring to humans,  that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. I believe this is every bit as true for animals. Now, whether or not, in the religious sense, animals literally have something that could be called a soul, is a question I’ll leave […]

Animal Rhythm

One of the things that makes me a little crazy is animal artists who present their subject in an awkward and sometimes even ugly pose. There seem to be a number of reasons for this, among them lack of drawing skill, not knowing the anatomy of the species,  […]