Posts Tagged ‘people’

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New Drawings: Phyllis Doing Yoga

May 20, 2018

These are two recent ink drawings of my friend, Phyllis, doing yoga exercises. I had intended them both to be just sketches, but I decided to keep going on the reclining figure. The thin paper almost gave out on me, but I think it came out okay.

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New Sketch: Dallin’s “Scout” Statue

May 15, 2018

I was skimming through auction sites yesterday looking at sculpture, and came across a photo of a miniature bronze reproduction of a statue by Cyrus Dallin called “Scout.” I thought it might make a nice drawing. This is 11 x 17″.

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New Sketch: One Too Many

May 9, 2018

I dug out a picture from my reference files that was a screengrab of some TV show. Unfortunately, I didn’t save the name of the show or actress, but liked the pose she had at the bar. I decided to make a sketch of her.

I used the Pentel Color Brush that I showed in my previous post. I refilled it with a diluted Sumi ink, Yatsutomo’s Ultra Black. This was used to render the main figure and foreground, and a larger brush was dipped into the ink bottle for the background areas.

To follow up on my previous post, I wanted to show how I refill the Pentel Color Brush Pen. This ink is very dense, so only a small amount is needed to get a medium grey tone. I fill a small jar with the shade of ink I’ve mixed up, and then pull that into a small syringe. A wad of poster putty holds the pen handle upright, and I gently add the ink to the handle. I discovered that it works best to slowly push the ink in at an angle. If I hold the syringe tight to the rim, the ink will back up, and overflow. I think it’s due to the air pressure inside the handle having to escape.

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New Sketch: Mary Eating Pizza

May 5, 2018

Sorry for being away for awhile. I’ve been traveling around with friends. Here’s a new person I met, named Mary, who let me sketch her eating pizza while she watched TV. I did a light wash in ink with brush, and then finished it up later. It’s about 12 x 14 inches.

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New Drawing: Javier Dozes Off

April 24, 2018

My friend Javier said he’d let me draw his portrait as long as he could take a nap. Fine with me. Didn’t manage to get to his hair. Let’s just say it’s white, and leave it at that.

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Painting Final: Over Her Shoulder

April 6, 2018

Okay, I’m calling her mostly done. I’ll likely go back over it later with some touch-ups after I let her sit for awhile.

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Painting Update: Over Her Shoulder

April 3, 2018

Got all the holiday business out of the way, and sat back down at the easel to get this painting further along. I had to wrestle a bit with her hair, but I think it’s starting to look right. Her face will be the next area to work on.