New prints available. My recent pastel artwork 'Life' is now available as open edition fine art giclee prints. Click here to buy
Sheet size: 8" x 11.5" (21 x 29.5 cm) A4
Print image size: 7” x 10” (18cm x 26.5cm)
Professionally printed by Studio One Frames Ltd – an award winning fine art printer based in England.
The paper used is Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm. Hemp is acid free, fine art paper. Colours and details are brilliantly reproduced, the depth of the black truly stands out and contrasts are reproduced with stunning effect. The acid and lignin free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance.
Ingredients: 60% Hemp, 40% Cotton
Hemp is an Eco Friendly paper. Growing a crop takes up less space than equivalent trees and it produces more pulp per acre than trees. Hemp is also biodegradable. Hemp crops even give back by returning nutrients to the soil and sequestering lots of carbon dioxide from the environment.
The print is unmatted and unframed
The print is a standard A4 size. There is a 1.5cm white border.
The print is individually signed in pencil at the bottom left corner.
A certificate of authenticity is included. This certifies that the printer, inks and paper used in this print are all approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild UK.
Please click here to purchase one of these prints. Priced only £17.99.
The original pastel artwork is also for sale.
For any wildlife artist, tigers are one of the most popular subjects to draw or paint. The largest member of the cat family, tigers are instantly recognizable for their deep orange and white coat and their black stripes. In this beginners tutorial I will show you how you can sketch a tiger in a few steps.
Drawing a tiger can seem a daunting task but it is important to try and break the subject down into simple shapes. This method of drawing is how I approach my own artwork whether I am working in graphite or pastel.
For this tutorial you will only need: paper (any size), pencils ( an HB or lighter for the construction lines and a 3B or 4B for the darker areas), compass (optional), a putty eraser and finally a paper towel or blending stump.
My latest artwork is just off the easel. For my subject this time I decided on a creature that I have never attempted before, an American alligator. This remarkable reptile dates back to the time of the dinosaurs and today is mostly found in Florida and Louisiana in the US.
I began with the basic outline on a piece of sanded paper using a brown pastel pencil. My initial drawings are always very rough and serve only as a basic guide for the artwork to start. Changes will be made as the picture progresses. I loved the composition of the reference picture. The dramatic way the alligator rears its head out of the water was dramatic and forceful.