by Nick Tolley
(Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
Rufie waiting for food.
I've drawn for as long as I can remember(now 43), and have discovered that my drawings come out much better if I take the photo myself that I'm going to draw from. This one of Rufie was taken with a new camera. Rufie was eyeing up all that was going on in the kitchen when the photo was taken which explains the intense stare in his face.
I've only recently discovered charcoal pencils which are great for getting the black needed without getting the shine from a graphite pencil.