Thursday, July 25, 2013


I love surprises. And sometimes, when you do something a bit unusual, you get one as a result.

It started when I went shopping for face paints in Limerick city last week, I ended up buying a tin of Derwent XL Charcoal 6 - which is basically charcoal blocks in six different colours. I thought 'ooh. They'll be fun to play with.' And they were. Are. Because I'll be using them again.

I also had in the house some large sheets of coloured paper, so I took out an orange sheet and taped it to a large piece of cardboard, got the photo I wanted up on my computer screen, and away I went.

Here's the photo I worked from:

Photo of Knockfierna

And here's the drawing - so far:

I like it when a drawing takes on a life of its own. 

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