Posts Tagged ‘markers’

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New Sketches: People in Bastrop TX

July 2, 2018

I was visiting a friend down in Bastrop, TX yesterday, and we spent some time at a nearby park and cafe. She got some sun, and I made a few sketches of the locals. I used a Prismacolor Premier layout marker.

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New Sketches: Watching the Ball Game

November 1, 2017

I was at the house of a couple of friends yesterday watching the World Series game. Well, some of us were watching, and I was watching the watchers.


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Two Sketches From the Weekend

October 16, 2017

Here are a couple recent sketches I picked out from over the weekend. One of my friend, Pierre, enjoying a bottle of wine. The other is a quick sketch I made at the library. That one I didn’t have time to finish, but at least the library will still be there to go back to.

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Drawing Final: Angela with Shawl

June 27, 2016

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Here’s the final state of the drawing. I just need to carefully scan over it to make a few touch ups.

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Drawing Update 2: Angela with Shawl

June 26, 2016

I’m a little further along on her face with more to go. I started using a gray Neocolor II oil pastel instead of just blending black and white, and that’s helped with the middle values. A white Craypas pastel is being used in the large white areas, but I found that I can also brighten that up more with a white PITT shellac marker. Several mediums in combination going on here.

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After this one’s done, I think I might make up my own oil pastel gray colors as I did with the black. That will help me avoid that bluish color shift. Not that I mind it here so much, but it’s not always desired.

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Drawing Update: Angela with Shawl

June 24, 2016

I think I’m starting to figure this new drawing out.

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I decided to use ink to tone the background, and went with cool gray Prismacolor layout markers to keep it as a drawn look instead of brushing on acrylic ink. I used a warm gray marker for her hair.

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This area I’m covering with a homemade block of black oil pastel. I’m also using a palette knife to smooth and scrape it down, and the wide tip of a carpenter’s pencil to get around the form of her profile. A Neocolor II black pastel also helps me get sharper lines.

Well, that was the easy part. Let’s see if I can keep it going.

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New Sketch: Roger on Guitar

March 18, 2016

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I met a friend at a bar in Austin a couple days ago. The City’s been taken over by the SXSW Music Festival this week, so I’d normally steer clear of the crowds, but the bar was unexpectedly small and intimate. I caught a quick sketch of this fellow playing his music, and then finished the shading this morning. Didn’t quite get his last name, though. It sounded sort of Polish, and he had a thick accent. Folk music. Very good.