Monday, September 29, 2008

after Fechin 2

I was looking at some more fantastic drawings of Nicholi Fechin. This is based off one of them, I was trying to copy his long beautiful flowing lines.

Sometimes when I draw, I enjoy ignoring the overall perportions, not really characature just being loose with the shapes. But, this is the lazy way to draw. You need to be careful with it because it's easy to stop measuring and let it become a bad habit.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

slouching figure

This figure drawing is a couple years old but I have always really liked it. It is quick and loose but the model really had that slouch that I think is conveyed naturally.

No one ever does figure drawings in these kind of stale, realistic poses. But I like them.

Monday, September 22, 2008


An rush illustration done for this weeks The Weekly Standard magazine. I'm glad it was Teddy Roosevelt because its easy to identify him and I thought the idea was great.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harry Reid is my homeboy

And really, who doesn't like Harry Reid?
A little bit different style here a lot quicker but I like it. It is harder to get a good likeness when you have a lot less detail to use(maybe).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lines (in progress)

A new painting I have been working on. I thought I would try a more linebased style patterned after Joshua Middleton. It's really heavy on the dramatic lines and I plan some more muted color work underneath.
Again my wife gets to be the model, stay tuned.

Monday, September 08, 2008

figure #19

A recent figure drawing, I focused on the face and got a decent likeness.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


Check out that mustache.

Monday, September 01, 2008


This is a drawing done from a nice pic I found in a catalog. There is nothing better then a little good drawing practice if you don't have good reference I recommend using a magazine or catalog.