Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wild Boar

I sketched this wild boar in a restaurant in Guadalupe, Spain while waiting for lunch.
Previously: Wild boar paintings by Georges-Frédéric Rötig


sketcher said...

Hello Mr. Gurney, I always enjoy seeing your pencil drawings. Since drawing well is so fundamental, have you ever considered doing a DVD on drawing in pencil, charcoal, ink, etc.? Although I have been painting in watercolor for the past 17 years I put my paints aside last September and spent 7 months exclusively drawing in pencil and charcoal. It has been a very rewarding experience.

Unknown said...

I know what you mean. Sometimes just focusing on drawing for a while seems to help get one back to the basics of what representational art is, which is creating the illusion of three dimensional forms and three dimensional spaces on a flat two dimensional surface. Color and tone is the beautiful skin on top of the bones of form.

Rich said...

What an elaborate, manifold snout :o)

Happy sketchings

Rubén Alcalde Crespo said...

Hello Mr Gurney.
Excuse me, maybe I'm wrong, but I think that "jamón ibérico" (Iberian ham) may be made from black Iberian pig ("cerdo ibérico"), never from wild boar ("jabalí").
By the way, your art is awesome.
Best wishes,
PS. My father comes from Cañamero, a village near to Guadalupe.

James Gurney said...

Hi, Rubén. You're absolutely right. A few other people have mentioned that too. I may have included different notes on my sketchbook page that don't necessarily connect with each other, or else I was just confused.