Sunday, January 16, 2011

Raccoon - Work in Progress - 2

 Hi All,

Well... As I'm sure you will all understand the holiday season kept me real busy so, therefore, I just didn't get much of a chance to draw at all.  Plus I had the commission piece (the Rottweiler called Abby) I had to finish before Christmas.

I finally got a chance to get back to work on the raccoon.  I was able to get the sky behind him done and just started his face today.  I still have some more work to do on the face but I thought I would go ahead and post my progress so far.

The first image is the total piece, it's 16" x 20" and it's being done on a very light beige suede mat board.  If you want to see the reference photo I'm working from it was posted in one of the earlier posts when I first started this guy.  You should be able to just scroll down a bit to see it.  If it's not on this page just click on raccoon to the right of this page. 

I thought I would post a close up of his face too.  The process I'm using is to lay down a mid color range colored pencil and then add light CP's and dark CP's on top of that.  That is the nice thing about working on suede board, it allows you to put light colors on top of darker colors and they show up quite nicely.  

I'm kind of anxious to get this guy done because I already have a few other drawings I want to get started on.  I actually have about 5 compositions all ready to go.  I guess that's what happens... your always thinking about the next piece you're going to work on. 

I plan on working on this guy quite a bit this week so keep checking back I hope to have some progress to share with you soon.  If you should have any questions or thoughts don't hesitate to speak up.  And.... above all don't forget to keep Scribbling!!



  1. Its coming along beautifully. The background is so realistic .. I love it

  2. Lovely work so far Gemma! I can't wait to see this one finished, as well as your other painting ideas! I'm also working on suede at the moment and hope to have it completed very soon.

  3. Oh Thanks Colette... I can't wait to see what your doing on Suede Board!