ARTWRK035 - Titled "FIGHT AT THE PASS"
The Story of the Drawing:
I don't have a photograph of sparring moose but have always wanted to draw this setting.
I started looking at photographs on Google images and found a wonderful photo by Coby Brock of kissamoose.com. I contacted him to ask for permission to draw his moose and expected the usual refusal from photographers I get so often when asking. To my surprise Coby was happy to let me draw it and even gave me access to the whole sequence he took. This actually gave me the abaility to use two different photos and compose them in a fight pose without having to exactly draw one of his signature photos.
Please check out Cobys photos, they are absolutely amazing and he is a great guy for giving me permission to draw his photography.
I drew it using a combination of the following tools, Rotring Isograph pens, Pigma Micron pens, Drawing Ink, inking with paint brushes.
This drawing is one of my more complex ones as it combine more landscape than I normally draw with the addition of two sparring moose as the central theme. There are many layers of pen and ink in the moose hair and it took quite a while to draw. I just love moose, so drawing them is a little easier for me than some of my other topics. The final drawing is 16x20 inches in size and looks awesome.
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
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FINAL FULL DRAWING:
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