Dolphins pencil illustration
A grateful heart has a continual feast
Treasure simple pleasures
And your wealth will be abundant
I was commissioned to illustrate the three dolphins in 1994.
My client had a wish to show this illustration in his lounge room and supplied his photo reference for illustrating.
While drawing I considered the wonder of dolphins playing in their own domain when a sense of awe engulfed me. Amazing. The creative genius of God motivated my praise.
The challenge to illustrate and control pencil leads to sensitive mid-tone *(Chiaroscuro) capture. The light and liquid feel of the dolphin’s skin caused me to experiment. I wanted more sensitive pencil stroke and used a combination of 2b, 4b, and 6b pencil with fingertip rubbings in mid-tone areas.
The drawing was created on archival, acid-free watercolor paper and sealed with UV archival spray.
* Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.
The reproductions of this work could sit comfortably on the walls of apartment blocks surrounding Central Park New York, downtown business foyers in Manhattan or the passionate surfers batch on the Gold Coast of Australia
To my embarrassment, I have no record of the person I illustrated it for. No doubt we will meet again and hopefully, to his surprise, he will note the increased value of his investment.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL SOLD – * Reproductions available
2b, 4b and 6b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper.
* Originals and Limited Edition reproductions supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.
25 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
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75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
Printed on long life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.
OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145 | 420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
FASHION and PRODUCTS
- Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
- The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
- Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.