ARTWRK026 - Titled "BALD EAGLE CHALLENGE"

The Story of the Drawing:

This pen and ink drawing was referenced from several of my photographs.

I drew it using a combination of the following tools, Pigma Micron Ppens, Rapidograph Pens, drawing ink, inking with paint brushes and distilled water

The title of the drawing represents two things. First, my wife challenged me to do a more agressive interactive and detailed pen and ink drawing. Second, the two eagles are challenging each other in a territorial dispute, so I think its a fitting title. The photos were taken in my local area of Littleton New Hampshire.

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:

Bald Eagle Pen and Ink Drawing Detail

DETAIL IMAGE 2:

Bald Eagle Ink Drawing Detail

FINAL FULL DRAWING:

Bald Eagle Fight Pen and Ink

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