On The Drawing Board – Mr Camel

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Camel (Christa)

With their haughty looks and wonderful eyelashes, camels are always a favourite with us expats.  This camel drawing has been specially commissioned by a group of ladies for a friend of theirs who is soon to leave Kuwait, a memento of her time here.

I love this photograph, am going to include the halter/harness to give the drawing a very traditional feel.

Stage 1 – the initial sketch.

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Stage 2

Have just started to develop the sketch, finding which direction the coat falls and the underlying muscles.

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Stage 3

All the basics now in place, next layer will be adding more light and shade. He is a handsome chap!

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Stage 4

Started the detail work on the left-hand side of his face.

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Stage 5

All the basic detail of the camel now in place. Would love to keep working on the camel but will tear myself away and get the harness to the same stage.

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Stage 6

Have added the harness, now onto the final detail. I think Mr Camel will be one of my favourite pieces, the great photograph really helped matters. If you click on the image, you can see it close up.

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Stage 7

Have completed another layer of detail; small but important details. Now onto the final stage of checking and improving.

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Finished Portrait – Mr Camel scanned.

Mr Camel