Horned sheep

Another profile! Another challenge to get the personality across with only one eye to work with and when it comes to sheep there is also a somewhat stern nose to contend with too.


This was him after the first session. I was happy with the eye but not the horn or nose.


Then it all got too heavy and contrasting (too much white charcoal). Time to strip back and simplify. 


Subsequent sessions later…… 


I spent a lot of time on the fine details of horns and curls to bring character and texture to him. In the end I was really pleased but I learnt that

a sheep nose is niether straight forward….nor straight!