A Work in Progress
Copyright Laura Hardie 2009
For some reason or other I had it in my head that entries for the UKCPS Open International Exhibition 2009 had to be in by the end of March so have spent the past week panicking because I hadn’t started anything for it. Each year I promise myself that I’ll enter something to this exhibition but never do, mainly because I haven’t drawn something I've considered good enough. So you can imagine how relieved I was to find it was in fact the end of June – 24th to be exact – that entries had to be in by. Panic over for now.
I did find the time to start a new coloured pencil drawing that may or may not end up being submitted that I will continue to work on in between my commissions.
For now though I am working on a graphite pencil portrait of a German Shepherd called Charlie. I love my coloured pencils but love graphite just as much, if not (slightly) more. What I don’t like about graphite is being unable to get a good enough scan or photograph of the finished drawing. So much of the detail is lost and the support always ends up looking grey when it should be white. I do intend to play more with my camera to see if I can get better results with that but until then this is the best I can do with my scanner. At least you get the idea.