Amber, was drawn as a tribute for Janina, a photographer and artist who past away in December. Janina was a member of pmp (Paint-My-Photograph) who shared her photographs of a number of subjects, the one she was known for was horses – I’ve yet to see another collection as amazing as hers. Whether the horses were in motion or standing still, on their own or in a pack, the energy and grace of these animals through her lens was second-to-none, each carried the “wow” factor. In January pmp asked artists and photographers to do tributes in honor of our good friend.
Amber, a graphite drawing (9×12) was produced on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. Animals is not a subject that I’m used to drawing, but Amber seemed to speak to me – loved working out the range of values that brought out her muscle structure and veins. My goal was for her to be front and center, so I left the background a bit muted with little detailing. A combination of graphite pencil and loose powder was used with this scene, instead of charcoal, because of its reflective and smooth qualities.
It’s daylight savings time, as we Spring ahead – have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by.
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Please don’t copy or use the image without receiving my permission first – see disclosure on the right panel.