Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I rarely draw from photographs,but this face called me. It was published in the Boston Globe last week.
6B pencil in a Reflexion sketchbook.
Then I did it faster and less accurately in ballpoint pen, in the Epica journal.
And (sigh) made the nose too long. His whole face is too long. Instant facial reconstruction.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This Epica paper scans very yellow. It's not great for water, but excellent for dry media.
These 5x7-inch sketchbooks are small, thick, and super heavy. I cut off the cover of this on-sale item and turned the frontis (such a funny word) pages into the new cover.
I used gaffer tape on the spine, gave the new cover strength and weight by gluing each frontis page to the next page and coating them with 2 layers of chromium green acrylic paint and gel medium.
Now all the weight is in the actual drawing surface and whatever I glue in, not a useless heavy shell.
6B Derwent pencil.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Last week while my blog was automatically posting, I was in Las Vegas touring the sights.
These are the mountains as seen from the ninth floor of the hotel, looking southwest.
Or should I say, as drawn. The clouds were moving and the light on the shapes was changing constantly.
Graphite on the hemp paper sold by Dick Blick. I got to explore an actual store there!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Friday, August 07, 2009
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Whenever there's acrylic paint left on the palette, I have to smear it on another page, then end up adding and tweaking to see what develops.
Particularly with acrylics, I keep making a chain of "just one more"--there's always more puddle paint calling for a brush.
Acrylic in the Handbook Artist journal.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Monday, August 03, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
The way Chaucer was hanging off the pillowstack on the chair, I knew he wouldn't stay in that position long.
I managed to catch his draped shape, then finish the chair after he recurled.
Pencil in a Handbook Artists Journal.