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New Drawing: Maria In Charcoal

March 29, 2014

Well, I’m finally back. I’ve been on a temp job for a few weeks, aching to get back to the art making. A good artist friend had shown me a charcoal drawing she had recently done, so I thought that would be a good medium to get my fingers dirty with. Here’s the result of today’s work.

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It’s 8.5 x 11 inches on lightweight rag paper, based on an old photo session with a model friend, Maria. I try not to blend too much with charcoal, preferring it look more drawn than painted.

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Jules Guerin Illustrations for “The Holy Land”

March 6, 2014

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I came across this book recently, “The Holy Land” written by Robert Hichens, and illustrated by Jules Guérin that I wanted to share. The scans of Guérin’s paintings for the book are very good. You can find the book, as I did, at the archive.org site, and here’s a wiki page on the artist.

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New Sketch: Gerry on Piano

February 19, 2014

Here’s a new sketch of my friend Gerry playing her piano. 8 X 10 inches drawn with an ink brush marker.

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New Sketches: Campus People

February 6, 2014

Here are a few sketches I made in and around the UT campus in Austin recently. I wanted to get them down more quickly this time, so I could get more done, and focus on shapes and values instead of so much with details. Click an image to see a larger version.

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New Sketches: Gallery Watching

January 22, 2014

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I have a good friend who volunteers her time at a local gallery, so I like to stop by occasionally, and doodle a few sketches of people who wander in. Here’s a couple from a recent visit. Thanks, Beth.

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New Sketch: At the Park

January 14, 2014

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It was a nice warm day today, so I ventured out to a local park, and sketched this fellow enjoying the sun. Drawn with an ink pen on 8 x 11″ paper.

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New Drawing: Waiting for Class

January 4, 2014

Well, I plan to make this a more productive and profitable year, and I wish you the same.

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Here’s the first sketch of the new year. It’s based on a photo of mine I took of a student waiting for her class to start. It’s drawn with an ink pen on paper, about 10 inches square.

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