Posts Tagged ‘Drawing’

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Two Pencil Portrait Sketches

August 1, 2017

Here are a couple portrait sketches I made recently. I first was done at a meeting in Austin awhile back on the subject of immigration. While there, I shot some short video of the people who came, including this fellow, Kamal, who I made a quick sketch of on paper, and used the video later for reference to get the shading right.

Later that evening I stopped for some Chinese food, and sketched this guy who was sitting across the room. No video help on this one.

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My Artwork at P’s Gallery, Longview, TX

July 12, 2017

I will have several of my drawings and paintings on display at P’s Gallery in Longview, TX. The opening event is tomorrow night from 5-7PM, and my work will be there until the end of this month. The gallery is located at 5576 Judson Road with their regular hours 11AM-5PM. Please drop by if you will be in the East Texas area. Tell Paula that David sent you.

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Drawing Final: Charlie Fishing

July 9, 2017

Here’s the final version, at least for now. The size is about 10 x 16.5″. I was debating whether to shade in the concrete pier. I decided not to since I didn’t want that “X” shape it would create in the center. I’ll let it sit for awhile, and see if it needs any touching up.

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Drawing Update: Charlie Fishing

July 6, 2017

I’ve got the far shoreline placed, and have begun drawing in the water. It’s looking a little tilted on the right side, but I’ll straighten it out later.

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New Drawing Started: Charlie Fishing

June 30, 2017

Here’s the beginning of a new drawing I started a couple days ago. My friend Charlie posed for me while he got a little fishing done.

I’m using a Uniball ink pen on 18 x 24″ paper (just showing the far right side.) I’ve just started on the background, and the water should be a challenge to get as smooth as I’d like it be look. I took photos of the creek so I could work on this later (now.)

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Sketches at Healthcare Rally in Austin

June 25, 2017

Last week there was a rally in Austin, TX on the Capital grounds about the US Healthcare bill. There was a large crowd of different sorts of people there. I shot a few minutes of video and photos of the crowd, and later made these two drawings from some of that imagery.

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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.