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04-30-2017, 10:43 AM
The contour exercise really fascinated me particularly since most people who took on the challenge did a blind contour.
I've done the same with most of the references. Some are in pencil some in ink.

Cactus and flowers.....


Little girl.....


Two cats and a dog.....


Garden furniture and a house.....


Sarah the bulldog.....


Harvesting and the lake.....


I found these fun to do and I like the results. I may put some colour on them later.

I spent the rest of the two hours drawing Sarah the bulldog. I'm not really a dog person but this lass was irresistible. Pencil, graphite and a lot of erasure.



The charming little girl has appeared here before a long time back. I posted an oil sketch at that time. I later worked on it a bit and it was commended in a local exhibition.

Birthday Cake


04-30-2017, 11:29 AM
I enjoyed the paths of the energetic lines!

Beautiful graphite artwork and the painting is a beautiful surprise at the end of the tunnel.

04-30-2017, 11:38 AM
So much fun! Did you have fun? I think so :)

Sarah is so joyful, and so is the girl eating cake :)

04-30-2017, 12:02 PM
Your contour sketches are brilliant! I especially like the bulldog and the girl woth cake. Lovely drawing and painting at the end too.

04-30-2017, 02:15 PM
Those contours are quite good and Sarah came out nice.
My contours were not even recognizable LOL

04-30-2017, 03:28 PM
Terrific contours. I love the expressive lines. The drawing of Sarah wonderfully captures her bulldog expression (I like doing a lot of erasing too), and the painting of the birthday cake is beautiful. I always love your oil sketches.

04-30-2017, 03:47 PM
wow..i think the pup contour and pup drawing win me over !
the oil is excellent ! tyree :wave:

04-30-2017, 07:48 PM
Love your contours. I like the little girl and the cat.

Nice pencil sketch of Sarah.

The painting of the little girl is lovely. Beautiful work on her expression and pose. Nice work on her hair too.


04-30-2017, 09:11 PM
Contours are all great as are the little girl and sketch of Sarah. I'm glad you received recognition for the birthday cake girl.

Charlie's Mum
05-01-2017, 06:16 AM
Such expressive energy in the contour sketches, joyful I think!
Thanks for doing the challenge Harry.
Sarah, the drawing, is so soulful, who couldn't love her?
The oil sketch has me green with envy because I love the way you use colour in the portraits, no wonder it won recognition!

05-02-2017, 05:43 AM
Gosh, so enjoyable to view, every single one of them.

05-03-2017, 10:24 PM
Fun contour excercise. Wonderland drawing of Sara
A beautiful portrait of the girl

05-05-2017, 05:58 PM
I smiled when I saw Sarah - the eyes are wonderful!
The little girl is pretty and painterly - just perfect!

05-08-2017, 02:00 PM
You have great technique!:)