Shapiro Fine Art

Collection of traditional oil paintings by Fine Artist Derek Shapiro. All subjects with an emphasis on commissioned work.

Posts from the ‘Drawings’ category

Pencil drawing of a Yellow Labrador

In between oil paintings I have decided to revive my drawing skills. Indolence soon sets in and one forgets the lessons that can be revived in as much as it reminds one of the importance of light and shade and takes you briefly away from the complexities of using colour.

‘Posthumous Portrait Study of a Cross Bred Dog’

This is a posthumous drawing of a dog. I don’t normally do pencil drawings but as I was asked by a client who wanted to surprise her husband with this drawing as a birthday gift, and as she has bought things off me in the past, on this occasion I said that I would and decided to let her have it at a discounted price. To cut a long story short, she has never seen the drawing and I’ve not seen her since. Fortunately for me this type of occurrence has never happened before, so to put the drawing to use, I decided to create a new gallery that will show off any drawings that I decide to do in the future. In the past the only drawing that I’ve done are preparatory sketches for paintings where I go straight in with a brush. As far as the discipline of drawing goes, age and indolence has caught me up and I intend to use a pencil a lot more, there is nothing quite like it to teach you about light and shade.

 

Portrait study in pencil of a cross bred dog called Millie

‘Milly’

Pencil on card 10″ x 7″