Posts Tagged ‘people’


A Couple More Sketches

January 10, 2020

Here are a couple new sketches I made recently. The woman is drawn mostly from memory of a person I saw talking on her phone. She made a striking impression on me with her dark hair and complexion, wearing white against a white wall. The man is based on a photo of mine I took of my friend, Rene, reading a Western paperback.


Two New Sketches

December 27, 2019

Yes, Yes, I’ve been bad for staying away too long. Too much work getting the new home in shape, but I will do better about posting more often. A whole new year’s ahead! May you have a happy one!

Here are two recent sketches to get me going. The drawing of my friend, Susan, is from an old series of photos of mine, with echoes of the illustrator Coles Phillips. The other is a from a quick sketch at an airport.


Impeachment Hearing Sketches

November 20, 2019

Hey, this blog is alive again! Sorry for being offline for so long, but I’m getting all settled after the big move. I’m figuring out where everything has to go, and getting the art room arranged.

In the meantime, I’ve been listening to the big news of the last few days of the Impeachment Hearings. Thought I would make a few sketches as I sat in front of the TV. Here are a few of the people I drew – no political commentary, just faces. They are pencil drawings on letter-size paper.


New Drawing: Portrait of Roshida

September 21, 2019

A new drawing here to show you. This is a new friend, Roshida. It’s made with a charcoal pencil on 8.5 x 11″ paper.


New Sketches: Applying Eye Makeup

July 7, 2019

I sat in a local cafe yesterday watching this young woman applying makeup to her eyes. She had an interesting technique for the mascara, that I imagine isn’t unique, but one I’d never seen before. She held the brush steady, and blinked her lashes across it.


New Drawing: Monique’s Feet

June 27, 2019
drawing of woman holding her knees

Past time to show a new drawing. Here’s the latest of my friend, Monique. She said she was always teased about her big feet, but I think they’re awesome.


New Drawing: Coke and Pizza

June 17, 2019
drawing of man sitting on sofa drinking Coke

Here’s another ink drawing of my friend, Bob; this time drinking a Coke and eating pizza. We were watching the NBA finals. Well, he was. I couldn’t talk him into taking off his shades. It’s about 11 x 14″.

I started with a light grey outline sketch using a Prismacolor layout marker, and then added most of the details on his figure with a water brush filled with thin Sumi ink. I took a photo of the couch so I could finish that up later.