Rachael Herman

Category: Bits and Bobs

Graphite Pencil Study (08/12), R.Herman

It’s been a while. Around 2 months in fact. That’s not to say that I have been neglecting my artistry on account of it being the Summer hols, no sir. I have in truth been beavering away, website designing of all things (more on that in a later post!). I have also been presented with the fantastic opportunity to impress some of my (questionable) artistic prowess onto the minds of the young. In other words I have myself a tutee; an apprentice if you will, not dissimilar to the great masters themselves. No really, it has been wonderful to not only be asked to teach someone the basics, but to actually share in the achievement of completing a beautiful piece of work. (I am sounding far too emotional, forgive me, I shall stop.) Anyway, the graphite study above is the result of one of these tutoring sessions. One may recognise this as a rip-off of a drawing that is already in existence, and one would be correct. I have merely forgotten who the artist and subject are. Whoops. Please don’t let that put you off, however, I am simply using these little studies as an excuse to start blogging again, rather than claiming they are great pieces of work!




WW1 Tank (03/2012), R. Herman

WW1 Tank, graphite pencil on cartridge paper, 30 x 20cm

A present for somebody who has an unhealthy fascination with tanks.

Bits and Bobs

A few odds and ends of sketches completed whilst either out and about (ie. the Holt park studies) or confined to the indoors on a rainy day.

Holt Park 1, watercolour on cartridge paper, 30cm x 20cm

Holt Park 2, graphite pencil on cartridge paper, 30cm x 20cm

Red grape study, watercolour on cartridge paper, 30 cm x 20cm

Ishia eye study, graphite pencil on cartridge paper, 30cm x 20cm