CAT – EYES ON THE PRIZE
My first realistic pencil drawing in nearly six months! Since my last drawing I stepped back from everything and asked myself. “What do I really want out of life?” The answer – to start my Transition. I guess this is where the name for this drawing came from. I named it, Eyes on the Prize. I like his intense look, as if he knows what he wants, and he’s going to get it no matter what is in his path … maybe he’s thinking about becoming a female cat :)
He took me two weeks to finish. I started the drawing when the date was confirmed for the Plymouth Arts Club Summer Exhibition. I wanted a new drawing to exhibit so I got my head down and focused. While the black background required a lot of patience, it reminded me how rewarding doing a realistic drawing is!
Winner of the ‘Best in Show’ award
– 2016 Plymouth Arts Club Summer Exhibition
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES
| 2H, 2B, 4B 0.5 Mechanical Pencils
| Winsor & Newton A4 Extra Smooth Surface Bristol Board
| Blending Tortillons
| Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen
| Jakar Battery Operated Eraser
| Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser
| Derwent Craft Knife
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“As an aquatic animal, the otter is a symbol of life. Why? Because the prime symbolic meaning of water deals with the divine feminine, which is a major life-giving energy. Water (and otters) are symbolic of creativity, fluidity and transitions.”
“Who are you?
Are you in touch with all of your darkest fantasies?
Have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them?
I have. I am fucking crazy.
But I am free.” – Lana Del Rey
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”