To be honest, I never realised you could drown in pencil shavings and graphite...
It's happening at this very moment, here in the studio.
Christmas commissions have been "on the go" for the last 6 weeks (most excellent news) and Christmas is roughly another 6 weeks away (not such excellent news).
Every minute now crucial to getting the next commissions finished on time.
The result: days in my black and white world are madly fun: studio's buzzing, the artist scribbling, music pumping, Wilbur and Bernadette rocking, coffee brewing, cats if not playing paperweights very busy being feline.
Sadly, due to the world of secrecy surrounding all the commissions coming on and off the drawing board, none can be shown.
However, I do have one that I "prepared" last month.
Meet Frederic T a gorgeous handsome (now retired)) German Warmblood dressage horse.
Frederic is horse with oodles of talent who has given his rider and owner many a happy moment.
Pencil on Paper
Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved
My mission: to immortalise all that he brought and shared with his rider.
Mission accomplished: his portrait has now taken pride of place in their home.
On the drawing board at the moment another stunning equine who's having her life size portrait done. Off to render the detail in her eyes....