Sunday, 8 July 2012

Dressage Horse and Rider Finished

Have been working on this piece all weekend and finished it today after about 32 hours of drawing time. Really pleased with how it turned out and I think the overall composition works well. Quite enjoyed the fact that this piece was generally in the darker tonal ranges as it gave me an opportunity to push the boundaries of the tones a bit more than usual. Will be aiming to have this one framed up so I can see it with the mount as I had intended to have it bordered off at the edges. I think that will finish it off quite nicely.

Still thinking of a title for this one, but will ponder over for a while and hopefully come up with something soon. Will be moving onto something else next, not sure what that will be at the moment, but hopefully be something exciting and will hopefully have another update very soon!

"Currently Untitled"
Emma Bingham © 2012

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Dressage Horse and Rider Update

Have been busy at work and with college revision so had a bit of a break from drawing, but i have spent some time this weekend drawing again. Have done around 17/18 hours work so far on this piece. Will be moving onto the rider next before finishing off the rest of the horse. Looking forward to seeing one finished. I am planning to border the edges straight rather than fading them out, hope this will frame the drawing nicely.

Will hopefully get more done on this one tomorrow and will have another update in the next day or so. Hope you like the update for now!

Work in Progress
© Emma Bingham

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Drawing Update

Have been spending a bit of time each day on this latest drawing. It's going to take a good number of hours to complete this one, so bit by bit it's starting to take shape. Have spent around 7 hours on this one so far and liking how it's coming out at the moment. Think i will try and spend a bit more time on this tomorrow and get some good progress on the neck and the larger areas where there is less fiddly detail such as tack.

Work in Progress
© Emma Bingham

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Dressage Horse and Rider

Have finally managed to find some time to start another drawing. Have been so busy with work, college and the horse recently, the art work has been put on the back burner a bit.

I was having a bit of trouble finding some inspiration for my next drawing and having found a great photo on DeviantArt of a dressage horse and rider, i drew up the initial line drawing over the weekend and started this piece last night. It's a graphite drawing on 12" x 9" Fabriano paper. I have spent around 3 hours drawing time on this piece so far, so it is still in the very early stages. I am looking forward to getting further into this drawing and to try and create the sense of elegance and power of the composition.

Work in Progress
© Emma Bingham

Monday, 27 February 2012


Haven't updated on here in a while as i've been so busy with this latest piece which was a surprise wedding present, so wasn't able to post anything until now. The drawing was of a Cocker Spaniel x Poodle owned by some friends of ours who got married over Christmas. I finished this piece and had it framed in time for their reception on Saturday just gone. I was really pleased with this piece and really enjoyed drawing her. It took a while, i think between 30-35 hours, but well worth the effort i think.

12" x 9" Coloured Pencil on Fabriano

Winnie - Framed

So next on my list is to try and finish the race horses which has been put on hold again for commission work, and i also want to try and dig the acrylic paints out and have a go with these. May have some updates on these efforts at some point in the not too distant future. Also have a few wildlife photos on my list that i am looking at drawing so will try and make a start on these. My drawing 'wish list' is always increasing and all i need now is a dew more hours in each day to fit it all in!

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Update on the Race Horses

Have managed to get a little more done on the racehorses though it's not a huge update as work has been keeping me pretty busy due to the new year start. Need to try and get back into the swing of drawing regularly in the evenings to get my pieces done more quickly. I have such a long list of 'to do' pieces in my head at the moment and all i need to do is find the time to do them! Seems there aren't enough hours in the day!

So anyway, here is the latest update. Hopefully will have another one soon! Also working on another little piece which i will probably post next week and have another commission piece coming up which i will be starting next week. I hope to post these others next week.

Work in Progress