In progress – David Attenborough

Although so far I’ve only drawn wild animals (with the exception of the recent domestic cat commission!), for some reason I got the urge to have a go at drawing my first human. As far as I was concerned it needed to be someone instantly recognisable – if people can recognise who it is, then at least I know I’m on the right track towards being able to draw people! After much deliberation I picked my subject and made a start. I started using oil-based colour pencils but very quickly encountered a bout of self-doubt, and decided to start again using graphite. I’m not sure I did myself any favours by doing that, but I’ve gone too far to change my mind again. The following phone photo shows where I was with this drawing a couple of days ago. I’ll no doubt post at least one more update before it’s finished.