One lump or two?

camels1Pencil, fountain pen and water-brush with Lexington grey, wine stain, A6 – 20 minutes

camels2Water-brush with Lexington grey, A5 – 10 minutes

A new favourite toy model animal, the familiar but strange Dromedary (the one-humped camel of Africa, Arabia etc). It has the strong curves of an elongated alien horse, all thrown into silhouette with lovely long shadows when sketched with the sun-light behind, or ‘contre jour’. The first one was cross-hatched once I’d drawn the contour lines in pencil, the second pair were sketched directly with a brush. The golden sand background is the natural colour of the Fabriano paper, slightly enhanced for effect.

Just for balance here are some sketches of a tiny and ill-proportioned toy Bactrian, the rarer two-humped camel of central Asia. And those are meant to be pools of shadow…


Blue and brown Pigma pens, brown and blue acrylic ink in water-brushes, A6 – 20 minutes

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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