Archive for March, 2013


New Drawing: Crowded Shelter

March 30, 2013


This was made from a couple old photos taken after helping out at a homeless shelter. The scene has been edited a bit with the pencil, as the people weren’t quite this jammed together. The size is about 9 x 12″.


Drawing: Isabella In Chair

March 25, 2013


This 12 x 12″ drawing is on toned paper using an ink pen and warm grey layout marker.


Figure Drawing: Wilson Sitting

March 21, 2013

This drawing is 14 x 17 inches in graphite on paper.



Drawing Finished: Weary Traveler Background

March 16, 2013

I still need to clean up some lines here and there, but this is the mostly finished version. “Greeting the Weary Traveler” 18 x 24 inches, ink on Multimedia Artboard.



Drawing Update 2: Weary Traveler Background

March 11, 2013


I’m not as far along on the background as I had hoped to be by now, but here’s the latest version. I’ve gotten the background behind the male figure drawn in, and have touched up some of the left side a bit more. I still have the right side of the doorway to go. The shadows on the wall need more work, but I’ll wait until I get more of the doorway drawn before I touch up that area.



Painting Wins Second Place Award!

March 7, 2013


A few days ago I entered one of my paintings, “The Artist Cleans His Spectacles,” in a local art exhibition, and tonight I just got word that it has won the 2nd place award! The prize money should just about cover that recent art supply order I placed.


That’s my painting on the column where the woman is looking. My sincere gratitude to the judge, and good folks at the Round Rock Art Council for the exhibition.


Drawing Update: Weary Traveler Background

March 6, 2013

Here’s an update to the reworked drawing where I’m adding a new background, and I’m about halfway done. Click the thumbnails for larger views.

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I decided to use a grey ink color for the background to contrast with the black lines of the figures. I think I’ll need to add some thicker black outlines to make the foreground figures pop put more, but I’ll worry about that later. I’m also running out of grey ink, and the local store is out, so I’m hoping the online order arrives soon. The grey ink I’m using is Liquitex Acrylic ink “Neutral Grey 5.” The drawing surface is a sheet of Multimedia Artboard, 18 x 24″.