Description 'Shadow Falling' is a graphite pencil drawing paper. A close up portrait of a timber wolf. I have been wanting to create a portrait like this for ages but couldn't find the right reference photo. Then I thought of a method I could use which was to take a photograph, crop it in two, discard one half and then flip the other before joining it back together all in Photoshop. I ended up with a perfectly symmetrical face which I then used for my reference for this drawing. With the addition of some dramatic lighting I achieved just what I was hoping for, a very striking and haunting portrait which draws the viewer right in.
Peter Williams, Leiston Member Since June 2010 Artist Statement Working out of my studio on the Suffolk coast, I express myself using a broad spectrum of media including graphite pencil, coloured pencil, charcoal and pastel. However I am best known and respected as a watercolourist, pushing the boundaries and achieving a unique vibrancy unequalled by many others.
My wide portfolio of subject matter includes traditional landscape, seascape, wildlife, portraiture and highly detailed illustration, even some still life.
I've been and still am influenced by many predominantly unknown contemporary artists, people who have perfected certain techniques and styles of work which are instantly recognisable as their own. I have worked hard to learn these technical skills, experimenting and developing methods a little further to produce my own style. First and foremost though, I try to portray emotions and inject a spiritual atmosphere into my work which may take the viewer to another place, far beyond that of a photograph or straight hyper-realism.