Rocks and Snow graphite series

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One of the most satisfying parts of doing art is the feeling you get when your skills rise enough so they begin to successfully convey your ideas.

That's the feeling I get with this graphite series entitled "Rocks and Snow".  These are small pieces – only 4" x 6", and each one takes from four to six hours to complete. I'm using photo references from shots I've taken in various locations as well as just making things up as I go.

I found a good deal on 8x10 double-matted wooden frames with clear acrylic (instead of glass) for these drawings and they look great when lined up together in their frames.

I will continue to add to this series. Right now I'm shooting for ten drawings in all, but I may extend that since I'm enjoying the process of creating them. Ultimately, I may place them up for sale, though I have no idea on the price.

Here are the first six in the series (click to enlarge).

Steve in 2021
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Topdog is Steve Merryman, a retired graphic designer, illustrator, and unrepentant asshole. Steve can usually be found working on a portrait commission or some other artwork. Steve fills his days by painting, writing, shootin' guns, cuttin' trees, hiking with his dogs, and savoring a beer or two, all while searching for the perfect cheeseburger. He studiously avoids social media and is occasionally without pants.

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