Merry Christmas! Below is the painting that I made for my aunt’s annual Christmas card. It is a portrait of two new family dogs. I painted this piece in quite a hurry using watercolors and colored pencils. It is impossible to get a photograph of two dogs looking in the same direction, both with a Read more about Commissioned Christmas Card: Watercolor, Colored Pencil[…]
Graphite illustration from the Hunch Back of Notre Dame. Quasimodo has saved Esmerelda from being hanged, and brought her to the cathedral under the law of sanctuary. The Truands then charge the cathedral in an attempt to save Esmerelda. However Quasimodo thinks that they want to hurt Esmerelda, so he is committed to driving them Read more about Hunchback of Notre Dame[…]
Last figure from this latest batch of colored pencil figures that I’ve been posting. This one was done with a henna colored pencil on pearl paper with white for the highlights.
Here is another figure drawing done in burnt sienna colored pencil, with white and cream for the highlights. I also worked in some henna colored pencil where the light comes out of shadow to give the figure some life. It looked pretty lifeless with just burnt sienna.
Henna and white colored pencil on pearl paper. The henna colored pencil is a lot more pink than you might expect.
Drew from a model in class for a few days using colored pencil. We started out sketching the figure in graphite first, then we went over the drawing lightly with a dark colored pencil. The graphite was then erased and we proceeded to render the figure with both a dark and light colored pencil.
I really like how this Illustration came out. I knew that I wanted to paint sushi, but if I was going to spend fifty hours on a painting, it needed to be something really interesting and befitting of my unique sense of humor. So I just went for it. I was thumb-nailing, and stuff started Read more about Fish People[…]
Black and white pencil illustration of a scene from Jack and the Beanstalk. When Jack traded away his family’s last possession, a cow, for magic beans from a stranger, his mother, in anger, threw them out the window. The next day, Jack found that the beans had sprouted into a giant beanstalk, reaching up into Read more about Jack and the Beanstalk[…]
The assignment was to choose a mythical animal, and draw what its skeleton would look like, pretending we were scientific illustrators for National Geographic or something. Being a Sagittarius myself, I choose the Centaur. It has a horse’s body, but where the horse’s neck begins, starts the pelvis of a man. The horse’s neck and Read more about Centaur Part 1[…]
For homework in figure drawing class, we have been drawing different parts of the head in our sketch books. This week, we were assigned to put all of those parts together and do a self-portrait. I typically have a lot of trouble with self portraits because of the way the mind distorts what I see Read more about Self portrait[…]
The title says it all.
Warning: This post contains drawings of nude figure models for academic purposes. More figure drawing. One of them is more vine charcoal on warm gray paper, and the other is conte pencil on cool gray paper. The thing I like best about the latter, is that we drew the same figure, in the same pose, Read more about More Figure drawing. This time conte pencils are awesome[…]
This is pretty straight forward. This charcoal drawing was done in figure drawing class, from a live model, in about 2 hours.We worked on gray paper so that we could bring out the highlights with a white charcoal pencil. I worked up the drawing with vine charcoal first, and then went in with a charcoal Read more about Portrait in Charcoal[…]
Warning: This post contains drawings of nude models for academic purposes. I have been cranking out work lately. I guess that makes sense when I am enrolled in more studio classes at once than ever before. The class that turns out finished drawings most rapidly is figure drawing, because for 3 hours, twice a week, Read more about Drawing the Figure.[…]
Drawing from Life: it’s my fourth studio class this semester. My “elective,” even though I have to take another studio class. So far, so good in the course. We’ve met three times and the professor seems very nice and I think she loves what she does, so that’s always a plus. The class is going Read more about Describing with Shadows.[…]
I have completed a new illustration! It has been added to the website’s main gallery as well as the illustration page. This is a graphite 9×12 illustration of a waterfall spirit. Our assignment was to create some sort of denizen of nature. A spirit, or ghoul, or god of the natural world. I didn’t want Read more about Waterfall Illustration[…]
Warning–this post contains pencil sketches of nude figures for education purposes. After five sessions, my Illustration class has concluded its unit on drawing directly from the figure. Prior to drawing from a model, we learned from a model skeleton about the correct proportions of the human body. We were given bony points to look for Read more about Drawing from the Figure[…]