I had the chance recently to visit the New England Aquarium with my daughter. They have a wonderful penguin exhibit there, with three different species. These are African penguins, the only species of penguin that breeds in Africa. I have removed them from the indoor exhibit of fake rocks in a large pool to the more natural setting of a rocky South African shoreline.
This drawing was done with charcoal and graphite on smooth bristol paper, and is framed with an acid-free mat, wood frame, non-glare, UV-protected glass, and a hanging wire.
Since I was young, the goal of my drawings has been to be as realistic as possible. As a scientifically-oriented person, I value accuracy and detail. But at the same time, I don't want a drawing to be flat, lifeless. I want to capture a moment in time.Ever since I can remember, the subject of my drawings has mostly been animals. I feel like I have a deep connection with the natural world, and I want to show it through my art.After several years of trying different media, I have settled on two that I really connect with: charcoal for black and white and colored pencils for color. I love seeing a drawing come to life on the paper, and these media do that for me.
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|| The contrast of lights and darks and scope of variations in between, the composition and detail are strong characteristics in addition to your detail and the sense of texture in this lovely drawing... very nice work!
|| The framing of this pair is beautiful and original.