Saturday, March 31, 2012

the sublties of charcoal

My patience in looking and seeing has grown a lot. I had it today at least. Drawn from a photo in an anatomy book.

Charcoal on 70# sketchpaper.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

back to the bell

Ink on the Indian paper.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

pas de deux drawing

This is from a photo in the Boston Globe. Good figure drawing pose!

Pen and w/c on the Indian paper.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

dry brush bear

I took a week off from scanning and posting, but here we go again.

A drying marker and pastel pencil, on the unsized Indian paper.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Love Meow site

Drawing from a photo on the site. The kitten has his claws out to hold on to his head, but the man isn't flinching one bit.

Pencil in the journal (unsized Indian paper).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

go up!

Hands are endlessly interesting to draw, even if they're wooden and static.

Pencil in a Handbook Artists sketchbook.

Friday, March 16, 2012

pencilled rattan

I've drawn this chair so many times; I think it was the first thing I ever posted on this blog, over 6 years ago. Getting the perspective right on the curves is always a challenge, but I'm seeing them so much better now!

Pencil in the journal.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

feline profile

Liquid ink pen, in the journal.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

watercolor ground again

And the Prismacolor water-soluble pencil, this time not dampened, on the prepped paper.

A B&N sketchbook with unsized paper from India. Great for pen, terrible for water and not good for pencil, either. Needs the coating!

Monday, March 12, 2012

more of the elephant

Brush pen and watercolor, in the Holbein Multi-Draw sketchbook.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daniel Smith watercolor ground medium

I started a new journal volume that has the unsized, very absorbent paper from Asia. So I'm coating pages with the Daniel Smith watercolor ground. Provides a good base for a variety of media, super fast to apply and dry.

Prismacolor water-soluble pencil, 6B and w/c, just to test out the surface.

Friday, March 09, 2012

quick and very orange

He's a rainbow cherub, different colors at different times of the day.

Water-soluble gel pen and w/c in the Holbein Multi-Draw sketchbook.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

reading models . . .

hold still the best. As long as they don't flap their wings.

Pencil in the Holbein Multi-Drawing sketchbook.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

from life drawing

I've not posted any work from life drawing class, but thought this one was safe enough even for work viewing, and to show that I do draw things other than cats in repose!

The drawing is too long for the scanner, so there's a foot and elbow extension missing here

Pencil on Strathmore 400 drawing paper.

Monday, March 05, 2012

and the pale penciled version

Compared to yesterday, this drawing has much less visual energy. The 2B slow-pencil cat.

In the Handbook journal.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

super Kuretake pen

This was drawn with the superfine Kuretake brush pen that has a hard tip, but a conical shape so there's a wider side-motion stroke possible, besides a fine line. Excellent for drawing!

Dense black ink, water-soluble.

In the Handbook journal.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Lizzie and Bath Bear

2B pencil in a Cheap Joe's spiralbound sketchbook.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

snow again

Looking out at 6 inches and more falling. A good time for knitting another hat before the cold ends.

Happy March!

Variagated wool, very splity, but intense colors.

Pen and w/c in the Handbook journal.