Friday, August 16, 2013

Cassie and two babies

10''x 8'', Pencil on Mellotex
Copyright Laura Hardie 2013

So here I am playing catch-up with my blog yet again, will I ever change I hear you ask! Must admit I’ve been spending quite a bit of time away from the drawing board with my camera getting lots of reference photos that I can hopefully work from over the winter months. And it’s mainly horses and more horses if I’m honest, as I seem to be drawn (please excuse the pun) to them more and more these days. Just LOVE drawing them so have been trying to get to as many shows and fairs as I can. The Edinburgh Festival is also on just now which is great for photo opportunities – not going to miss it this year.

But it’s not all been about my camera, I have been busy drawing too. I finished Cassie, the Cocker Spaniel (above) for a long lost relative. We met for the first time a few months ago and I have since met other family members which has been really nice. More so because I have such a small family and always wished it was bigger. Now it is. And, I just have to mention, he lives 5 minutes or so from Ingliston Equestrian centre – yes, I have been already with my camera :)

A drawing I have in progress is this one of two foals. My plan was to have it finished by the end of July so I could enter it, along with two other drawings, into the SEA Exhibition. As it turned out, I couldn’t get it finished in time and my other ‘entries’ sold which was great news for me but does mean I won’t be entering work this year. Definitely next year though. Oh and I have another drawing that’s still to be finished but will share that in another post.

My thanks to Ashleigh Campopiano for allowing me to use her photo.