Thursday, March 26, 2009

Whisper


This is one of my latest drawings. I had done a commission for a friend, and this one was a little extra surprise for her. I knew I had to draw a close up of this horse, he is beautiful. I gave the drawings to her today, so it is safe to post.

on another note - I've been doing a little experimenting with powdered graphite and water washes. Just playing but I like the effect I'm getting. If I actually finish one I will post it.

10 comments:

Brenda Hill said...

Hi Jennie,I love the shades of grey on him.I can almost feel the warm sun on his coat

Judy said...

Hi Jennie, I think you do beautiful work. I have a hard time with pencil and you make it look so easy.

Jennie Norris said...

Thanks, I feel the same way about colored pencil!! : )

Kathleen Coy said...

Hi Jennie, thanks so much for following my blog. I'm so glad you are because now I've found yours! WOW, your work is beautiful!!! I LOVE the Pow Wow photos you took, what kind of camera and lens? They are fabulous! Love the colors and movement, I wish I could have been there. I've visited the Southwest a couple times and instantly fell in love with its beauty and culture.

This latest horse drawing is lovely, such a sweet face! The powdered graphite and water sounds interesting, I hope you post pictures.

Jennie Norris said...

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like my work.

I have a Nikon D40X - and I splurged and got a Nikkor 70-300 lens. I LOOOVE my camera. Worth every penny.

I will post something soon with the powdered graphite and water, I'm still experimenting but, I like what's happening with it.

Kathleen Coy said...

That's almost the same camera I have, I have the D40. I love it too! I've been looking at that lens you have - it's next on my list of camera toys to buy, heehee. The longest lens I have is the Nikkor 55-200. It's a good lens, but it just doesn't get me as close as I would like on those distance shots.

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Hi Jeannie, great drawing the contrasts and shades are beautiful. you've done your friends darling proud:)

Jennie Norris said...

Brenda, I just caught the "shades of grey" you slipped in there!! : ) Good one . Thanks!!


Sheona, Thank you so much. I consider that quite a nice compliment coming from someone who's work I so admire. Have a wonderful Easter vacation.

Toni James , Toni, Tj, pencils4me said...

Lovely equine image Jennie! The lighting is beautifully handled. Hey, I use a Nikon D80, and I splurged on the 70-300 lens too.. and I LOVE IT! Did you get the VR model?

Jennie Norris said...

Thanks so much Toni, Yes I did get the VR model -I did so much research when I got my lens because of the issue with that camera having the motor in the lens and not the camera body. I was a little afraid to not get the VR.

I'm hoping to someday find a used larger lens. After the 70-300 they get into the thousands of dollars. Big dreams : ) .....and a lot of pawn shop visits!

Still trying to get out to Tohono Chul to check out the CP show!!!!