ARTWRK023 - Titled "THE BERLIN BULLS"

The Story of the Drawing:

I am on a run, got two drawings behind me after that hiatus I was on for nine years or so and looking to do another drawing before I lapse into laziness again. What better topic than my favorite local animal, the wonderful moose that can be found around these parts. This drawing was also referenced from our photographs, at least for the moose while the trees were drawn freehand from my mind.

Okay, so were are out behind Success Pond in Berlin NH looking for moose to call in. It's the rut and I am trying to fine tune my calling technique, we find a spot and start calling. I manage to call in several bulls and these two are the ones I chose for this drawings composition. It was two different moose photos combined with the trees to layout the drawing, because both bulls were from Berlin, I gave the drawing that title.

I start by drawing a basic outline in pencil, with some more intricate pencil work on critical areas like the eyes and face area and the feet. Once I am happy with the basic lines I immediately start to draw with ink. I usually don't go back and pencil more, I just work straight form my inking pens. This can be a real challenge as there is no un-doing anything once the ink hits the paper. I used a combination of tools to draw with, but the main items are: Rotring Pens, Pigma Pens and some painted ink useing brushes. The original drawing is approximately 16x20 inches in size and drawn on heavy 300gsm watercolor paper.

Once the drawing is complete, we scan it at 800 dpi and process the scan to reflect the original as much as possible. We make a limited edition number of prints to sell. The small image size here really doesn't do the original justice, but its a fair representation.

Robert J Andersen

DETAIL IMAGE 1:

Moose Pen and Ink Drawing Detail

DETAIL IMAGE 2:

Moose Ink Drawing Detail

FINAL FULL DRAWING:

Moose Pen and Ink

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