Archive for the ‘Drawing’ Category

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New Drawing Started: Jan Sunning on the Grass

April 24, 2017

Okay, enough fooling around. It’s time to get back to work. I’ve been doodling some ideas for the next piece with nothing lighting a spark, so I spent the day yesterday in a local park with my camera looking for other people enjoying the day. I found this woman, Jan, who was kind enough to let me take a photo of her, and I think I can make it into an interesting ink drawing.

I made a small outline sketch that I enlarged to fit onto a sheet of illustration board, 20 x 30″. I think I’ll prep the board with a coat of shellac primer, so that I can scratch away ink marks, which will work well for the grass.

There a a couple other things to think about before I start. She had a tattoo on her shoulder that I might either keep, change, or discard. I might also place something in the foreground, so I have some more doodling to play around with on this.

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Drawing Final: Kelly on Her Bean Bag

March 31, 2017

I still need to smooth out and clean up some places, but it’s mostly finished.

Although, you can lighten the drawing with an eraser on this gesso surface, you can’t really erase without smudging the graphite. However, it is possible to lightly scrape off the marks with a sharp knife or razor blade.

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New Drawing Started: Kelly on Her Bean Bag

March 29, 2017

This is a new drawing I started of my friend sitting on her bean bag chair. The surface is a small gesso panel, 8.5 x 11″, and I’m drawing with graphite. She had this fuzzy shag carpeting on the floor, so to capture that I decided to brush on some graphite powder with a stiff brush.

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Drawing Final: Beverly Standing

February 24, 2017

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Here’s the final state of the drawing; although, I’d like to add a background to make it a finished drawing once I decide what that’s going to be.

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New Drawing Started: Beverly Standing

February 22, 2017

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Started a new drawing of my model friend, Beverly. It will be a full figure, but for now I’m just showing the top section that I’ve got going. Not sure what I’ll do with the background yet. It’s 18 x 24″ on paper using a Uniball #207 ink pen.

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“Park Serenade” Drawing Framed for Show

January 26, 2017

I received word that my new drawing was accepted for the local art show, so I picked up a frame that I think works well with it. I’m giving it the title of “Park Serenade.” All I need to do now is string a wire on the back, and it’ll be ready to drop off next Monday morning.

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The exhibit will be at the Artspace gallery in Round Rock, TX with the opening event on February 2nd and closing on Feb.26th. Stop by if you will be in the neighborhood.

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Drawing Final: Guitar in the Park

January 20, 2017

This is the final state of the drawing, not accounting for some minor clean up I still need to do. I darkened the bushes behind his leg some, too, so it would be easier to see the leg. I’ll let it sit for a few days to see if there’s more to be done.

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