Tuesday, April 26, 2011

figure #46

I really like how the arm turned out on this one. I really feel like the figured drawings are coming around lately(until I crash and burn on the next one).

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


An illustration done for the Weekly Standard magazine. I like a lot of things about it but it was less then one day turn around which doesn't allow for much polish, you got to get it right the first time.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I've come to terms with drawing my little girl all the time. a) I've decided I put so much money into this little girl I better get it out in model fees. b) she is the greatest little person ever, bar none.

We've got a little boy coming in a couple months I hope he knows what is in for, high expectations, long hours, low pay.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

more plagiarizing #4

This time from the great Nicholi Fechin. I got a very nice book from the Nucleus gallery bookstore that had some fantastic drawings. For some reason its really hard to find a good book of this masters work. Does anyone have the Balcomb book? Does is have good drawings in it? His paintings are interesting but its really the drawings I am interested in.

I was just drawing with my usual mechanical pencil but thinking to really get anything close to those nice lines you need to be working with the edge of a stick of charcoal. This one was done that way and got a lot closer.

I start all my head drawings with a light circle, you can see it coming across her lower cheek, I usually erase anything noticeable.

Thursday, April 07, 2011


Leyendecker was a genius.