Monday, December 22, 2008

drawing exercise

I am ashamed to say that I've found myself getting away from drawing too much lately. It has lead to distortions increasingly sneaking their way into my work. Drawing is an exercise that can't be avoided for long. It's like practice for a sports player, neglect it at your own peril.

And a Merry Christmas to all!

17 comments:

Lash LeRoux said...

uh... wow.
I'm sorry, my intention was to post something a bit more intelligent, articulate, complimentary and profound regarding your work. Unfortunately, "wow" was all that came out. I'll work on that. I promise.

By the way, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful David, this has a trace of Mucha art nouveau to it.. perhaps the heavy outline and gentle framed features. Great image.

I appreciate your sentiment on practice. My sketch work has been crumbling over the past few months. I intend on spending the holidays with a sketchpad in hand.

Happy holidays.

Otto Chin said...

Those eyes stare right into my soul. I love it!

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Jeremy Elder said...

Stunning! I love the play of hard and soft.

Merry Christmas.

Anders said...

awesome portrait!
impressive to see how the outlines fit with the drawing.
every details look perfect to me, the eyes, the hair...
bravo! and merry christmas to you!

Kevin Keele said...

Merry Christmas Dave! Beutiful work here, I feel I could reach out and touch the fabric.

Varvara Harmon - Artist and Illustrator said...

I admire your artwork!
Hope you don't mind, but you've been tagged. Check out my blog for the rules of engagement.
And Marry Christmas to you!

dakota73 said...

Wonderful art, a true master, .saludos.

Plastic Cards said...

Very nice work. well done

pablo pablo said...

Beautifull!

Manoj Sinha said...

Very true David, practice makes men perfect. Great work.
David, after Obama's caricature, I just posted George Bush's caricature. I will very grateful to you if you give your valuable suggestions. Wishing you and your family Happy New Year.

Tina Steele Lindsey Art said...

I don't know how you keep things so clean and crisp. She is wonderful.

Rafael said...

I just enntered to this blog because i saw the link on other blog, and the title seemed almost an overpromise, but i clicked and it totally fulfilled my expectations in a very pleasent way. Hi from the caribbean.

Maritze said...

Beautiful! Love the expression. The control you have in your work is just amazing!

Aileen said...

Dave, I LOVE this picture. I would say something artsy but you haven't taught me artsy lingo yet. You also haven't taught me how to clog to turn on the lights yet either. Are you going to add color to this one? How would I get a copy?

JamesW said...

you reach a level of transparency in your work that is incredible! and, i'm not sure where you are talking of distortions... i see none here (though i don't know what the child looks like either, but I figure this is better than a photo)
do you do commissions? ;D

dominique eichi said...

This piece has "wonder" in it.
would you consider posting your process on this one.
I LOve your technique