Posts Tagged ‘Art’

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Self Portrait Wearing a Striped Shirt

May 15, 2019
pencil drawing of a male figure

One thing about drawing your reflection is you appear to be using your left-hand when your right-handed. This is about 11 x 13″, and was drawn with a Wolff brand carbon pencil.

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New Sketch: Reading a First Draft

May 13, 2019
pencil sketch of woman reading to man at table

I’ve been in something of a slump with sketching lately, not finding anything to spark my interest, until this scene happened in front of me yesterday while sitting in a local cafe. I’m not sure what she was reading, but the man seemed very attentive. I first made a quick thumbnail outline of the figures, then tried to recreate it on a larger sheet of paper when I got home.

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New Drawing: Sofie Thinking

April 28, 2019
drawing of a woman

This is a pencil drawing of my friend, Sofie, that’s about 11 x 13″.

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Painting Final: Portrait of Janie

April 20, 2019

Finished on this except for some clean up. I noticed her mouth looked a little small, so I changed that, mostly on the left side.

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Painting Update: Portrait of Janie

April 17, 2019
painting of a young woman's face

Here’s an update on the new painting from this morning. I usually wait and work on the face of a portrait after I get everything else done, but decided this time to go ahead with the main attraction. It will need more work, but she’s mostly there. I think I’ve made her look younger again like the sketch, but I doubt she’ll mind.

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New Painting: Portrait of Janie

April 15, 2019

I’ve been away for several days working as a temp to get a little extra spending money, and anxious to get back to some fun work making art. Another perk of the job was meeting a new friend, Janie, who was kind enough to sit for a pencil sketch.

The sketch wasn’t quite accurate in the eyes and a few other areas, but I think I got it nailed in the painting. This is intended as a undertone for a finished painting, but as often happens this stage looks good enough to stop right here. I think I will press on anyway, but will pause to figure out where I want it to go forward. It’s in gouache paint on 9 x 12″ watercolor paper.

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Two New Sketches

March 31, 2019

I’m still trying to get something solid worked out for that library mural proposal, but haven’t quite nailed it down yet. Have a couple ideas, one is more about technique, the other about content, so I’ll see if I can’t bring them together somehow. I have until the end of the week.

In the meantime, here are a couple sketches I made recently as I went out to get more motivation and inspiration on ideas. For the man, I was concentrating on lines, and for the woman I wanted to show more shapes.