Posts Tagged ‘ink’


Drawing Final: Beverly Standing

February 24, 2017


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.


New Drawing Started: Beverly Standing

February 22, 2017


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.


New Sketches: At Capital Park

February 13, 2017

I was hanging out at the South Lawn Park in front of the Capital building in Austin over the weekend, and these are a few sketches that I made. They’re in pen on 8.5 x 11″ paper.





“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.


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.


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.



Drawing Update 3: Guitar in the Park

January 16, 2017


Here’s the latest state of the drawing. I’ve gotten more of the figures drawn in and started on the back wall. I very loosely scribbled in some lines on the back wall to get a random texture, and now I’m scratching away more regular lines.


Drawing Update 2: Guitar in the Park

January 10, 2017


Slowly plodding along on the drawing. This is the first time I’ve worked with Claybord in this manner. Before, I would cover an area in ink, and scrape away to the white. Here I’m using it more like a regular drawing, and it’s working, but very slowly.


One effect I’m noticing is that because its a non-absorbent surface, when the wet lines of ink intersect the ink will flow across the area, sort of like the way watercolor stains. This causes the lines to get lighter in some places as the ink puddles. I then have to draw back over the area again, slowing things down. Also, I was hoping the undertone staining I had done with thin oil paint would not scratch away so easily. That’s forcing me to go back and forth with drawing, scratching, and then reapplying the tone. This new tone of oil color is thinned with mineral spirits so it won’t disturb the ink.

I’m not sure I’ll get this finished in time for entry into the art show I was planning to apply for at the end of the month, but I’ll keep at it anyway.