Thatched Cottage Drawing

I created this drawing for a return client a couple of weeks ago. He commissioned it as a present for his brother who lives in the US. They both grew up in the cottage which is no longer there. This is the third portrait I created for the same client. The drawing is 25 x 30 cm in size and drawn with graphite pencils on paper.

cottage drawing

Drawing of Rathsallagh House in Wicklow

I have finished working on the Rathsallagh House drawing today. I have scanned it now and matched it to the original. The detailed images below show the drawing at its real scale. I used graphite pencils ranging from HB to 6B and for the tint I used polychroma pencils in yellow ochre, burnt umber, burnt sienna, cobalt blue and earth green. It worked out quite well I think. The client had a picture taken on a frosty December morning and wanted to translate that in the picture. I think the cobalt blue really worked here. I used it on the grass and the roof. I hope the client likes it too 🙂

Drawing of Rathsallagh House in county Wicklow Ireland
Drawing of Rathsallagh House in county Wicklow, Ireland