Animal Drawings

These rustic charcoal sketches of wildlife make for the perfect wall art in any modern home or office. The strong, distinctive look of my charcoal artworks make them a great gift for lovers of both art and nature.

Charcoal drawing inspiration, quote from the artist, James Hollis: -

“Charcoal is a magical medium to use, a fantastic method of capturing the movement and expression of animals. The spontaneity of charcoal sketches allows me to capture motion in quick, bold strokes.

Charcoal art lends itself to larger works, where a big piece of white paper grants the freedom to explore dazzling simple lines and create stunning artworks. My hands and face certainly know when a charcoal sketch has been done! At the end of the process, I have dark smudges everywhere, but charcoal is still a very satisfying medium to create with.”

Here are some facts about charcoal art:
  • The use of charcoal as a medium for wildlife art dates back to the time of cave paintings.
  • During the 15th century, charcoal sketches were fixed to their canvases by dipping them in baths of gum from trees.
  • Charcoal was pivotal in the creation of man’s first technology; smelting and working metal.

Each piece of original charcoal art is created by British wildlife artist James Hollis. These stunning charcoal sketches make a bold addition to any home.
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Work has sold successfully through a number of online outlets, and is also held in art collections worldwide, I have exhibited in markets, gallery’s in the uk and have also been a BBC wildlife artist finalist in two categories.

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