Crocodile

Crocodile. Pen and ink drawing, coloured with Coloured Pencils. Ulla Hennig March 2012

For this I had a reference photo. The reference photo showed a much bigger part of the crocodile, but due to the size of my paper I had to crop it and focused on the head and neck of the animal.

In the middle of my creative process I had the strong feeling that nothing worked, and wanted to throw the drawing in the bin. However I told myself that I could do that in the end, that it was a piece of practice anyway and kept on working on it. There are some lines on the head of the animal which should not be there, but I like the region around its eye, and I think it has got some character.

The colouring process was a challenge, too: which colours does a crocodile really have? I went for something grey-greenish, and some light brown for its belly. It was a challenge .- and it was fun!

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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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