Showing posts from August, 2019

Sunset Pride

Although from 2009, I wanted to show the large lion rubaway I produced in 2009. With my appreciation of the Indiana Jones posters and the art of Drew Struzan, I wanted something that was close to home (nature) and use a similar technique. I used rubaway, watercolour and charcoal. Illustrations (learning rubaway) from 1993 & 1994 The Mill (1993) illustration was from a photo reference I took of the Midmar Dam mill (no longer there) for Art of Drawing subject – second year Graphic Design. The Giraffe (1994) and Zebra (1994) were done a year later using offcuts from the Mill board.

White Moonlight

I wanted to try out a large rubaway (one of my favourite techniques – see the Sunset Pride from 2009) and decided to illustrate a white rhino and gift it to my brother, Michael, who works on a game farm in Limpopo. Over a few weeks I developed the picture and finally gave it to him at his home we we as a family visited him and his wife. The Work In Progress: Applying gesso background Pencil work plus masking fluid added to whites Watercolour wash Wash dried Removing masking fluid Rubbing away highlights Rubbing away dust. Rubbing away highlights Adding detail and dark tones.