Sunday, January 21, 2018

Drapery Toga studies

These are Drapery studies done with a fine black pen on white paper.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hand sketch

I practiced another piece of pencil and chalk drawing on grey paper.  More practice towards 10000 hours.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jack Rabbit - Block-in

I started this oil painting of a Jack Rabbit visiting a bird bath to get a drink in the desert heat.  I have blocked in the basic shales and colors.  I need to add the reflection in the water and finish the rocks behind the feet and body.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Kneeling man Robe study

I am currently reading the Walter Isaacson book on Leonardo Di Vinci.  In it Leonardo spends a lot of his youth studying the way folds of clothing drape over the human body.  This is a study after a figure and cloth study by a German artist Mathias Grunewald in the 1500s.  I used grey paper, black pencil and white chalk.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Toga Drapery study

This is modeled after a Leonardo Da Vinci piece.  Leonard spent a lot of time as an apprentice studying the figure and how clothing and cloth covered the body and how the folds reflect light and retain shadows.  This was done on grey paper with black pencil and white chalk.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drapery study on grey paper

I worked on another drapery and folds study done on grey paper.  I used white chalk and pencil to work on the highlights and the shadows in the folds.