Friday, March 31, 2017

Profile block-in sketch

I am working the pencil skills on faces and heads.  Not much to say about this just more of the work needed to get to the level of proficiency one wants.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Hand with pen

This is a simple quick study of a hand drawn quickly and block style drawn with pencil.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Skeleton Hand Study

This is another skeleton hand study done while on travel and done with pencil.  It sometimes is hard to believe this is what a hand looks like without the flesh.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hand and Wrist study

I found this great picture and I am trying to draw it in pencil.  This is the start.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Cherry Blossom - Close Up

I worked on the close up of the Cherry Blossoms.  I did not like the background so I changed it to a more greyed out darker one.  I added more texture and roundness to the buds and the branches.  I think it is close to done.  The Blossoms that survived the crazy weather are peaking this weekend so get to the Tidal Basin to enjoy or wait till next year.

Friday, March 24, 2017

More practice - Skeleton study

I have worked more on drawing studies, I did this study of a hand bone structure done in pencil.   The story is the study if bone structure and muscles helps with drawing skills.  I guess it does but maybe it just helps with drawing.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Happy Birthday, Spencer

Today is the son-in-law's birthday.  He likes his duck hunting so he gets the Canvasback Duck for his card.  This was done with colored pencils.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Foot Study

A little bit every day, work towards getting better and eventually you are better.  So this is a pencil sketch of a foot in mid stride, done with pencil.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Character Sketch

Tonight's post is another of the sketches I did on my travels.  This woman has a lot of character, which is code for her face is lopsided.  Now is it character or a flawed part of my learning process.  The great thing about art is it doesn't matter.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Cherry Blossom And Stone Lantern - Finished

I worked on this today, I am getting back into painting after the travel.  Since the Cherry Blossoms have been screwed up by the weather in DC this year, this will be your best shot of seeing them.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sketch Profile of Short haired Woman

This is another pencil sketch done while trapped on an airplane.  I think she is not happy to be on the plane either, though she was a picture in a book.  I think i spent too much time traveling.  I will try to get to the easel for some painting tomorrow.

Friday, March 17, 2017

More Airline Sketch time

This is more of the sketching I did on the airplane rides I took the past couple of weeks.  It is not an original design but something to pass the time captive in an airplane seat.  It is done with lead pencil.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Back from the Beyond

I am back.  I have been traveling for the last three weeks for regular work.  I have not been able to post or to do a lot of art work.  I did this sketch on the airplane and it is copied out of a book, but it a good way to work on technique.  This was done with pencil.