Art: Ed Straker – Assorted!

A selection of  drawings.

1. This was done with pastels, and is deliberately ‘blocky’.
I am going to do it in acrylics in summer..hopefully in A2 size, if not even larger.
It’s probably my favourite image.. and one I keep coming back to. Perhaps one day I will get it really accurate!


2. The original looks better than the scan. (really!) I just wanted to do something a bit different. I was actually very pleased with the way the crystal obelisk turned out. I’ll have a go at the glass sphere soon. Maybe.


I was never really happy with the first version of this, so I had another go. Pleased with the ‘tubing’ on this picture, and the reflections but still struggling with the eyes. Oh well, I can always try again! Difficult to get the background evenly dark using 9B pencil, but paint is too ‘flat’.


2 thoughts on “Art: Ed Straker – Assorted!

  1. I like the art work. I know what you mean about drawing Strakers eyes: I have done one picture which I hope is still findable and in one piece as it may be in the shed in the garden in a storage box drawn in coloured pencil. I hope to try drawing again as I am very out of practice.- His eyes were the most difficult part to draw.

    • Thank you. I haven’t done any art work for a while now, and I really would like to start up again. I would also love to see your drawing!

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