This was the first piece I worked on that I did from a reference photograph that wasn’t my own. I’d been asked if I could draw a rhino, but I’d never photographed one before. That’s something that will hopefully change in the near future, but it definitely won’t be this particular species – the Indian Rhino. When I started drawing I said to myself that I’d only ever use my own reference photos to work from, but at this relatively early stage, I was going back on that. When I set that ‘rule’, I did so long before ever considering that other people might actually want my work, and might actually want to commission a piece of work. I will continue to use my own reference photography wherever possible.
I really enjoyed working on the Spectacled Caiman, and was quite pleased with the result. I sometimes think I’ll never be more than “quite pleased” with my drawings and my photography, as I’m always aware that there’s plenty of scope for improvement. I know that my self-criticism can be a ... Read more
This was my first piece that that featured more than one subject. I like to keep the work as clean as possible, usually with the main subject being the only subject. However, I did want to draw something that involved an element of interaction, or even emotion. This picture is ... Read more