Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pencil Study


last year I posted a head study HERE .This is part of the same job that I have been painting up for some time, I'll be posting the job in a couple of stages of finish in the next few days. I had a lot of fun with this one and I'll tell you more about it later.

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... love the lighting on this already. I'm waiting with baited breath. [what does that mean anyway?]

Bri Hermanson said...

Lovely study, Steve. Looking forward to seeing the process.

Are you up for Sketch Night tomorrow?

Larry said...

Nice drawing Steve!

Nicole said...

This is great :) love it,
And i knew she was looking at buying the place in the sketch, its gorgeous you should totally go for it :D yet another holiday home for me :P

Love ya xXx

memi said...

Beautiful drawing Steve.
do you have to paint it?
i love it the way it is...

Pyracantha said...

"Baited" breath is an "eggcorn," a misinterpretation of words that sound alike, that also means something...the original word is "bated," which is derived from "abated" and means "subdued." The reason your breath would be "subdued" is from hunting practice where you make your breath quiet lest the game hear you. You're waiting with "bated breath" for your chance at the game. But the "baited" is now so common that it is crowding out the original. There is the old joke about the cat that ate cheese so that it could wait for mice with "baited" breath.

Stephen Gardner said...

So now we know all about bated breath, thanks Hanna. Sheila, you opened up a can of worms with that one.OK who know the origins of "can of worms".

Cole- Always great to hear from the Scottish contingent, I'll keep you posted about the house.

Memi- this was just a pencil study, I'm not painting over it. Thanks.

Sandy said...

Great job..look at that arm!

Lee said...

This made the cover for Christian Finnegan's upcoming comedy DVD, 'Au Contraire'.

Lee said...

...and it was eventually painted over lol.