Friday, September 30, 2016

Fall Foliage Lane

This is what I painted last night at the Calvert Brewery's Wine and Design though it was beer and painting.  This was done in acrylic paint.  I will probably re-work the foliage and the tree limbs to get a better more coherent  design.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Old School Haunted House - block-in

The wife loves Halloween so I am doing her this old school style Haunted House painting in Oil.  This is the block-in to get the major shapes and design in place.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Perspective Drill

Busy weekend on the Honey Do list, i.e. the wife had me working sweat equity on the house in the form of bath room remodeling, so not a lot of complex art work done.  So I focused on drawing a little each day and this is part of the work on basic skills.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Perspective Tower

More time on the basics, this is working three vanishing points for this sketch of blocks which sort of reminds me of skyscrapers.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Practicing the perspective

I felt I needed to practice some basics, just like practicing scales on the piano.  So I have been working on some of these and have a bunch I want to work on so I can get my other drawings good on the perspective  with out a ruler.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Pedro the Pug

My sister has three Pug dogs, this one is Pedro, who likes to fetch rocks.  I used colored pencils and Pentel pens on this one.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Perspective practice

I decided to loop back into doing some basics review. So I am doing some review and did these drawings of different perspective, which is the way to represent three dimensional images in two dimensions.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pokemon Go - Niece's Birthday

My niece here in Maryland had a birthday this week, she is into Pokeman Go.  So I drew her this Bulbasaur character.  So Happy Birthday Alyssa!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Aspen Grove Study

I worked on this today, it is a study of Aspen trees in a grove.  It also is a way to study negative space, i.e. the blank shapes of white, which also show the trees and spaces as importantly as the drawn lines.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Bar Art Sketch

Happy Friday, I had a perfect Friday, I went to a brewery and drew.  Beer and art, who really needs more.  I will tweak this a bit to make better shadows and reflections.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lombardi Populars Sketch

Tonight's sketch is Lombardi Populars. These are the tall skinny trees from the Mediterranean. Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Musee de Beaux Art, Lyon, France Fountain Sketch

So I only got to do a very small bit of sketching on my work trip.  I went to the Museum of Beautiful Art or Musee de Beaux Art Lyon.   The museum had a courtyard with a fountain made of Marble blocks.  I was able to spend a little time working on a sketch of the fountain.  I have a picture and I will work out the background of arches and trees.  I will probably do an oil painting later.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Winter Sycamore Tree sketch

Tonight's pencil sketch is a Winter Sycamore tree sketch.  I really like these trees with their smooth satiny bark and grey blotchiness.  They have complicated and twisty branches.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Page from a Sketchbook, part 2

More sketchbook pages, a mix of Elephants, gerbil, rabbit, horse and Cow head.  Nothing like the odd mix.  I think I did these from a book with different photos as a way to practice quick sketches to improve skills and observation.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Page from a sketch book

I try to keep a sketchbook close at hand and I try to sketch as much as possible, not always successfully.  I have quite a few of these filled, half filled, and only with a sketch or few in.  Enjoy the odd mix of dog, rabbit and monkey.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Warthog in Marker

A quick sketch of an African Warthog with strange tusks and crazy snout, done in marker.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Buffalo studies in Marker

Like yesterday's sketch, these are sketches of Buffaloes at various angles and different actions.  Enjoy

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Buffalo - marker

This marker sketch is an example of quick sketching to capture a likeness.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Buck White tailed Deer sketch

The scheduled road posts continue here with a simple sketch of a White tailed Deer with a pretty respectable rack of antlers.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Great Dane sketch

I am on the road so I am scheduling some older sketches.  This was drawn with a multi-colored lead pencil, so you never know exactly which color will be laid done while you work out the sketch.  I have a few of these pencils in various color combinations of lead.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Forest thru the Trees

More pencil work tonight, this is literally the forest thru the trees.  I am working on being able to built layers with the pencil and this will build towards better paintings.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Spring Time Oak sketch

Another tree sketch for tonight's post.  This is a pencil sketch of an Oak tree in spring time with the leaves starting to bud out.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy Birthday, Tiffany

The oldest daughter's birthday is today.  SO Happy Birthday Tiffany! This is her colored pencil, pentel pen, and Marker card of her little buddy, Ein.