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11-11-2006, 07:09 PM
Hi guys, I did a sketch yesterday of an African elephant, my first attempt at one of these magnificent animals. I was just going to do a very quick sketch but ended up working him up a bit more, probably about half an hour or so. I'll get better at the ele's if I draw a few more, although I'm reasonably happy with this attempt. Graphite on paper.
11-12-2006, 02:42 AM
This is a great first attempt Ali. You got the characteristics of the head right.
11-12-2006, 05:19 AM
I love Ele's, and your sketch is brill.
11-12-2006, 12:52 PM
Beautiful!!! Quick sketch? Wow that would take me hours!!! :)
11-12-2006, 12:53 PM
wow magnificent job!
11-12-2006, 05:35 PM
Just been watching elephants on BBC - this could almost be a still from the programme
11-12-2006, 08:31 PM
Thanks very much guys! Might try another ele when I've done my next lion - I'm going to start a tawny lion cub tomorrow. :wave:
11-12-2006, 09:03 PM
You did such a beautiful job on this in such a short time.Would love to see more .:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Reasonably happy? You should be very happy with this drawing, especially as a quick sketch!!!
Can we see more?
11-12-2006, 10:19 PM
half an hour?? amazing work, good job.
11-12-2006, 11:28 PM
Thanks all for your kind comments! I'll post some more stuff soon (I hope!)
11-12-2006, 11:38 PM
Excellent - I have yet to draw an elephant. I have always thought it would be a good scratchboards project. Let's see some more!
11-13-2006, 10:15 PM
Thanks loggah! Scratchboard sounds good, I like the look it produces, love to see it if you do it!
11-13-2006, 11:09 PM
although I'm reasonably happy with this attempt.
You should be!! :) Love the wrinkles.
Elephants are great subjects
11-14-2006, 08:52 PM
Thanks Patrick - I think I'm falling for ele's now, too! :D
11-18-2006, 04:05 PM
:thumbsup: Nice job, Ali! I always enjoy looking at your work.
11-18-2006, 10:59 PM
Thanks, Jake! It's nice to know you like my work.:D
11-19-2006, 03:08 AM
Ali, really like your "quick sketch", would take me forever. Looked at your website, fantastic work!!!!!!!!
11-19-2006, 05:43 PM
Thanks very much for your comments, Charles, appreciate you having a look!
11-19-2006, 07:58 PM
ali---Love your pencil work. This is a great sketch and you work fast.
11-19-2006, 08:12 PM
Thanks Harold, love your pencil work, too - I saw that bison bull you posted, he's hot stuff!
11-20-2006, 02:52 PM
Thanks ali. I saw where charles checked your website so I thought I better too. I hate to get left behind. Very impressive. You really do exceptional work.
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