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Jaz15 05-02-2015 08:29 AM

Feedback & Help with my Graphite drawing of Wolves
 
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Just getting back into artwork after many years away and wanted to practice making animals look more realistic. I use graphite pencil for now. Would appreciate any feedback or help with completing the drawing. The first attachment is the wolf cubs I did yesterday which I was pleased with and the second attachment what I started this morning but fear I may ruin it or already have.

Susan Mulno 05-02-2015 09:13 AM

Welcome to the forum and welcome back to art!

These are lovely sketches. I do not think you have ruined anything. I have just returned to art after a 30 something year hiatus, so I will leave technical advice to those more advanced than I.

The one piece of advice I am able to give, if you aren't having fun, your doing it wrong!

TerryCurley 05-02-2015 09:43 AM

These sketches are wonderful. Glad you are joining us here on the forum.




cjm1972 05-02-2015 10:36 AM

Hi Jaz, welcome to the forum.
I love the way your drawing is going, I would continue as you are, just take your time. :)

Jaz15 05-02-2015 02:18 PM

so I went ahead and finished today
 
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Thanks, means a lot to receive comments as I don't show my work very often. I'm not completely happy with this drawing but I should have redrawn the adult wolf head I think as the base line wasn't correct, it just looks a bit like a fox now... next time. I was trying to draw more realistic fur in this one anyway, some parts worked well I thought then got muddled at others like the shoulder area and the right side of the muzzle and under the jaw :( never mind, on to the next one later.

Jaz15 05-02-2015 02:24 PM

Any advice on the best type of paper to use for graphite as I only have my photocopy paper at the moment and find it smudges and looks quite grainy. Also want to buy some mechanical pencils for finer detail.

Susan Mulno 05-02-2015 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaz15 (Post 78890)
Any advice on the best type of paper to use for graphite as I only have my photocopy paper at the moment and find it smudges and looks quite grainy. Also want to buy some mechanical pencils for finer detail.

I prefer the medium weight Strathmore paper for the usual stuff, if you like more texture pastel paper gives some nice effects.

Haven't tried mechanical pencils, I am an old fashioned kinda girl and prefer wood. :)

FanKi 05-03-2015 10:40 PM

I love your work! Its true, it looks a bit like a fox, but its great anyway, I like how you do their skin, it looks amazing ^^
Keep drawing! Your are great!

devanita 05-03-2015 11:02 PM

The drawing is good. The detailing is well done. I just think the neck area needs some changes. See how the reference looks. Great work !!

TerryCurley 05-03-2015 11:35 PM

Looks good.





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