Thursday, June 08, 2006

Biker Bunny

Last night the rabbit I fondly call "Biker Bunny" came calling again. I call him that as he has a chunk missing from one ear, his turf wars perhaps. Anyway he turns up regularly but doesn't eat the flowers - yet. He stays still for ages eating or freezing in position if he hears something, making the perfect candidate for sketching.

Tonight I got my Derwent Graphitint pencils so I tried them on on the rabbit. They may take a little getting used to but I like the effect of them, even if they made the rabbit look a little bald at this point!

This took about 25 minutes and I finished up a few details after he'd scampered off.

I need to effectively render fur texture with this medium and am tempted to go over it with more pencil or touches of pen to indicate fur.

Blogger was down last night so I had to do without my 'fix'. It becomes a routine, writing here, writing to friends, but never a chore, always pure pleasure.

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Beverly said...

I love your Biker Bunny and the composition of your drawing. You have a real talent and how I wish I could paint like this!! I have taken weekly watercolor lessons since last fall and must be guided step by step through the process which leads me to believe that I really do not possess a real talent. Is there any hope for me?

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thank you Beverly. Watercolour is the hardest medium to conquer I believe and each painting comes down to a matter of luck rather than skill. I can create a wonderful drawing, then screw it up entirely with a few ill aimed brush strokes.

Keep practicing, experimenting and enjoying it. I am sure your talent is there.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that out of all your recent drawings Biker Bunny is my favorite. He's so perfectly velveteen rabbit!

I wish my 2 year old daughter was into fuzzy animals for her wall decor instead of fish!