Tuesday, 2 September 2014

September already...!

I can't believe where the year has gone. Though I have been busy this year with many different things, I still seem to have loads to do before the end of the year and time is constantly darting past me too fast. I finished my latest commission recently which I am very pleased with. The owners of the dogs are very happy with the final result and I will sending it off to them very shortly. Here is a picture of the final piece.

Coloured Pencil on Fabriano Paper
Emma Bingham © 2014

I have currently got a good list of commissions to complete before the Christmas period so I am already onto the next one, which is a surprise so therefore I will be unable to show this one until they have been given the portrait over Christmas. However, I have many more coming up, some of which I may be able to show updates on. Still also have intentions to complete some of my own original work also, which will be shown as when I fit them into the busy schedule.

Friday, 9 May 2014

Busy, busy bee!

So what feels like ages since I last posted an update, I have been very busy with a large commission which is going well and I will post an update of this as soon as I can. It's an A3 sized piece and is definitely taking some time, but so far completely worth it. I am really enjoying this one and look forward to sharing the finished product when I have had final approval. Have a couple of other surprise commissions on the list after this one, so won't be able to update those for a while but there are definitely arty things happening here. Following these, I am hoping to get the foals finished which I can't wait to see completed. Will keep plugging away and share updates and pictures as soon as possible. Stay tuned! :)

Monday, 24 February 2014

Foal No 1 Completed

I spent most of the weekend on this drawing and have completed the first foal in the set of 3. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I used Canson Mi Teines paper for this piece which I had not used before and I really liked it. Like the range of colours they provide and it seemed to work well for this particular piece, so hopefully the next two drawings will come out just as nicely.

So here is the first foal completed and I will hopefully have an update on the second foal very soon!

'Foal No 1'
Coloured Pencil on
Canson Mi Teines Paper
Emma Bingham © 2014

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

New Original Drawing!

So this week I have started a new original drawing, which will consist of 3 drawings altogether. After spending some time checking out possible reference photos, I have been quite inspired by foals and so this is the subject of my new drawing! I feel that it will be a nice piece to have complete before the spring arrives! I have so far completed the outline drawings for all 3 sections and have sized them up ready to lay down onto the final quality paper before the colour goes on. I am really looking forward to getting started with the colour on these 3. So here are the outlines at the first stage. I will post updates as I work through each stage!

Foal 1
Emma Bingham © 2014

Foal 2
Emma Bingham © 2014

Foal 3
Emma Bingham © 2014
All reference photos from Bundy-Stock on Deviantart

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Completed Portrait

I have now completed the portrait of Stevie which I am very happy with and I have had some lovely comments from a very happy client which I am very glad about. Always love to hear that my clients are happy with their portraits, that's a lot of the reason I enjoy drawing them so much! Thoroughly enjoyed this portrait, lovely to have another horse to draw. So here he is, the final photo of Stevie!

Coloured pencil on
Fabriano Watercolour Paper
Emma Bingham © 2014

On a slightly different note, I am currently looking at getting some quality prints taken from the 'Wild Hare' drawing which appears to be quite popular. Will hopefully have an update on that soon and will then be making the prints available for sale. I will post an update on this as soon as I have more news. I have commissions coming up and I am also working on a few more original pieces so hopefully I will have lots more to share with you all very soon!

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Drawing Updates and New Website!

So quite a few things have happened recently, I have finished my five year college course and qualified as a Chiropractor which is a huge achievement and I am very pleased to have completed the course. Life has therefore been very busy over the last few months hence the lack of updates on the drawing front.

However, drawings are back in full flow now and I have a couple of updates to share. Firstly, following my last post, the drawing of a hare, aptly named 'Wild Hare' is now complete. I am very pleased with how he turned out and has sparked a bit of an interest to do a few more wildlife based drawing in the future so watch this space for those. So here is the completed drawing.

'Wild Hare'
Emma Bingham © 2013

The current commission on my drawing board is of 'Stevie' the horse and he is at this stage almost complete. Another few hours work will hopefully see him finished. I have enjoyed this one as he is a beautiful horse and I do love drawing horses so it's been really fun and I will look forward to having him complete and ready to send off to his owner. So here is a nearly complete photo of 'Stevie' and hopefully another update will follow very soon.

Work in Progress
Emma Bingham © 2014

On another note, I have recently set up a website which is now online for you all to see. I have attached a link to the website from my Facebook page and the link is also shown below. So I hope you will all check it out and hope you like it! 


Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Busy 2013 and New Drawings

So 2013 has been pretty busy for me so far as I am now in my final year at college with dissertations and all sorts going on, it's been quite hard keeping up with all my art and providing updates and things, however I am finally now getting back on track with everything.

Have just recently finished a commission piece which I will post as soon as I am able to. I also have a few more commissions coming up which I am hoping I will able be able to post updates for as I go along. The next two I have coming up are lovely horses which I am really looking forward to as I haven't drawn any horses in a while, so those should be fun.

I also have a few original pieces lined up to complete. I am going down a slightly different route with these and taking on some different animals which should be interesting and fun. My first new piece is a Hare which so far I am really enjoying. I have used coloured pastel paper for this one for a change and have gone with a slightly looser style which I feel suits the nature of the piece, so I am interested to see how it turns out and what people think of it when it's complete.

Started this one a couple of days ago but have made quite good progress already. It's about 8" x 11" in size on sage green paper. So here is the latest update on this drawing and I will have more very soon.

Work in Progress
Emma Bingham © 2013