Archive for September, 2011

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Tango Dancers Drawing Updated

September 30, 2011

I’ve added the background to the recent drawing of two Tango dancers.


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As a guide, I made a grid on a large sheet of paper with the lines 1/4″ apart, and then placed this under the drawing on top of a lightbox table. This allowed me to keep the rows of lines straight even though the lines themselves were not intended to be too precise, as shown in the detail. I didn’t want those rows to waver or curve, but I also don’t like it if the drawing to looks too mechanical.

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New Drawing of Tango Dancers

September 28, 2011

Here’s another dance drawing. It’s taken from a video of mine that I made a few years back of a couple friends doing the Tango.

I have plans to shade the background floor and wall also, but thought I’d go ahead and show it now. It’s on 14×17 inch bristol paper.

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Ink Drawing: Cancan Dancer

September 23, 2011

Cancan? Oui, oui!

The figure was drawn with brushes using Dr. Martin’s Black Star ink on 14×17 inch bristol paper. The background color is a digital fill.

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Drawing: Phone Call at the Beach

September 17, 2011

Here’s a recent sketch made from a series of photos I took awhile back. It’s in pencil on 8.5×11 inch paper.

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New Drawing: Monica in a Lawn Chair

September 12, 2011

Here’s a drawing of my friend Monica posing for me in a lawn chair. It’s made with a 4H graphite pencil on 11×17 inch drawing paper.

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Drawing of Remington’s Bronco Buster

September 6, 2011

Some intrinsic motivation finally taking over, and perhaps some guilt thrown in, has caused me to get back on the horse, so to speak, and come up with some new artwork. Here’s an ink marker sketch of Fredrick Remington’s “Bronco Buster” sculpture taken from my photo scrap files.

Made with a Faber Castell PITT brand marker, light flesh color. The image is about 10×12 inches on bristol paper. You might notice that the coloring changes a bit lighter from left to right due to the marker running out of ink and my not having a handy replacement – one of the drawbacks to using disposable pens.

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