Day 204: Looking Foxy!

Fox (graphite)

Fox (graphite)

My drawing today was particularly hard… thank goodness you can’t really tell that I’ve completely moved and redrawn her nose. Once again started at work, I’ve just spent over another hour ย this evening trying to complete this sketch.

I almost left it half done as I was so completely lost… but then, I had nothing much else to do this evening ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the first day of the 3rd test so I’m resigned to watching cricket for the the next 5 days – this is when I wish we had a second TV!

This is the first sketch that I’ve stared at until I couldn’t see it properly, so I had to put it aside for half an hour and come back with a fresh perspective. I’m glad I did because it does actually hang together, just about. I still can’t believe that the eyes are in the right place, because they seemed way out of alignment while drawing them – that’s why it’s good to look away sometimes…. and I haven’t quite caught the intense gaze that the original has – mine looks somewhat sleepy or bored I think, but it looks fox-like at least ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks to Rodney Campbell on Paintmyphoto for the reference.