Wacom Inkling Review

Monday, April 23, 2012

After having been waiting for Wacom Inkling for quite a long time, I was very much excited to finally get my hands on this coveted device. So, now when I have purchased it, I can write a short review and share my first impression of Wacom Inkling. I must say that I am a big fan of Wacom products as I’ve got accustomed to the quality and performance of their graphic tablets (I am currently using a Wacom Intuos 4 drawing tablet and I am satisfied with what it can offer for facilitating my life as an artist).


Arabian Horse Drawing

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The drawing of a horse was the key drawing in the series of animal artworks commissioned by Avid Design for the Exmoor White Horse Inn. First of all, the very name of the place contains the “horse” word and it imposes a high responsibility on me as an artist. Secondly, the Exmoor White Horse Inn has a really big equestrian area with too many guests who know a lot of things about horses, and since my horse drawing was to be featured on a panel over the bar it needed to be “bang on” for even horse experts to love it at once. It was a challenging task and I had had to make three drawings before the image of an Arabian horse was approved.

Arabian horse drawing
Arabian horse drawing for the Exmoor White Horse Inn

At the Exmoor White Horse Inn there are a lot of horses used also for hunting. I was actually hired for this project because guys from Avid Design had found the blog post featuring my hunting and fishing drawings. No wonder the hotel offering a package of activities comprising equestrian sport and hunting with horses keeps Arabian horses. Not only Arabs are the most beautiful representatives of the horse family, they are also good for trail or pleasure due to their great stamina and ability to run all day long which is just what it's needed for places like hotels visited by a lot of guests wishing to experience the joy of riding a horse. Thus my drawing was to feature an Arabian horse and of course the horse needed to be white to correspond the name of the inn.

I would like to inform those my readers who have not yet viewed my previous posts on this project that this is the last blog post about my animal drawings series created for the Exmoor White Horse Inn located in Great Britain. This project includes five graphite pencil drawings featuring a trout, a pheasant, a wild goose, a deer and a horse.

Related posts:
Drawing of a donkey
General Lee's horse


Deer Drawing

Friday, April 6, 2012

The deer drawing is one of five pencil drawings featuring animals I have created for a British interior design company called Avid Design within the framework of their project for the Exmoor White Horse Inn. If you follow my previous posts on this project you might know that Avid Design was to print images of animals (a trout, a wild goose, a pheasant, a deer and a horse) on window panels for the abovementioned hotel.

deer drawing
Drawing of a deer for the Exmoor White Horse Inn

According to the information on the site of the the Exmoor White Horse Inn the place is very famous for its large population of deer. I looked up in the Internet what deer symbolized and found out that this animal was a symbol of a bunch of good things including love, grace, beauty, happiness, good fortune etc. I’ve never doubted that the beauty of this animal has always been appreciated by people from many countries and thus associated with all kinds of virtues. For the United Kingdom, deer (and namely the Red Deer) are the largest native land mammals. No wonder the Exmoor White Horse Inn promotes the deer rutting season as one of its most attractive events. I hope that my drawing of a stag will create a necessary atmosphere for guests who stay at the hotel to admire local nature and wildlife.

Related posts:
Hunting and fishing artworks
Wildlife illustrations
American wildlife drawings
Donkey drawing


Bison Tattoo

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In this blog post I want just quickly share an image of a bison tattoo created by a tattoo studio in the United Kingdom. The guys from the studio were nice enough to contact me and show the picture of the tattoo as this tattoo had been created on the basis of my original bison drawing. A guy from the tattoo studio told me that they had a client who had brought in my drawing to have it done as a tattoo.

bison tattoo
Bison tattoo made from my drawing

I cannot call myself a big fan of the tattoo art but I also cannot but feel a little flattered that someone loved my bison drawing so much that he had made the decision to never part with the artwork by permanently imprinting the image on his skin. I also think that my drawing technique which looks like etching makes people believe that images in such style would make cool-looking tattoos. Do you, guys, think that the above tattoo looks better or at least as good as those made using more traditional technique? Please, let me know what you think in comments below.

By the way, here is my original drawing which served as the basis to create the bison tattoo.

My original bison drawing

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Panda tattoo

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