Jan 30, 2010

Loki - Stage 1

After working mainly with coloured pencils lately, I decided to pick up 'ole faithfuls...my graphite pencils! I do like working in colour, but I feel so much more at home when I draw with regular pencils. I love the look of black and white and I feel like it's the medium that suits me best.

I started this drawing quite a long time ago actually, but since I've missed working with regular pencils, I thought I'd pick it up again. It felt so good to work with graphite pencils again. I was surprised at how much I missed them!

Loki is my youngest cat. I really don't like to pick favourites with my pets, but if I was to choose, he would be it! He is bursting with personality, he's cuddly, playful and gives you the best "I love you" looks ever! And all those extra toes...so cute! The reference photo for this drawing was taken when he was a kitten. I think he was looking at a string!


Crystal Cook said...

I just found your blog and really love your work! I'm an artist too and just started a blog. Would love it if you stopped by if you had time, I could use some more artist friends. I really like your pet portraits they are just lovely. crystalcookart.blogspot.com

Heather Page said...

HI Crystal! Thanks for your comments. I've joined your blog and I really love your work too! You've definitely captured the love that you aim to portray. I look forward to seeing more!

Crystal Cook said...

I have an award for you at my blog! Thanks for coming to see my blog!

Artoholic said...

I know that look - total fascination and concentration, even if it's only a bit of string!

Wonderful piece full of expression and it's not even finsihed yet!

looking forward to haveing a good long look around your beautiful blog.



Heather Page said...

Thank you so much for the award Crystal!!
And thank you Cindy for the wonderful comments! I believe Loki was looking at some string when this picture was taken.

Katherine Thomas said...

That is SO beautiful. The fur looks so soft. Your blog is great! I get inspired every time I visit!

Heather Page said...

Thanks Katherine! I checked out your blog and your work is really great! Thanks for stopping by!

Lene said...

hi Heather

what a great start - look forward to see it finished. Beautiful drawing

Heather Page said...

Thanks Lene! I've been so busy lately, I totally forgot about this drawing!! Thanks for reminding me that it's in my drawer...I should get off my butt and finish it!