Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

fish in a barrel

Did this last weekend for the Weekly Standard magazine. I wanted something a little more cartoony because of the subject matter but it was such a quick turnaround(about 17 hours minus a good night sleep) your kind of bound to the drawing that you can get. This is almost realistic once you readjust the over sized head, feet, etc.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

figure #50

Another drawing that turned out well. I thought last weeks was good but the more I see it on the blog the less I like it, even though when I see the hard copy I still like it. I'm pretty sure I like this one better but who know how I'll feel in a couple days. The face turned out nice and I am happy with the range of values I've achieved which is not typically my strong suit.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I am really happy with how this turned out. 18"x24" NuPastel on paper.

Unfortunately, I was all ready to get some step by steps but forgot my camera. It's hard to figure out why it works out some days, this came after a string of disasters. One thing I've found helps is to do some related drawing the evening before a figure drawing session.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Flower in oil

And now back to that other kid..

11"x14" Oil on board
You may remember this drawing from a couple months back. At the time I had another painting of her I was working on but it was fast turning into an epic failure, my friend Lash LeRoux suggested the drawing would work as a painting. So I gave up on the other and began again on a better foundation. I really pushed the colors and gave it more of an illustrative feel and I think it turned out very nicely. I've been searching for a way to use the feeling I get in my drawings across in oil with the majority of the rendering and detail in the face then letting it trail off in the less important bits. I like the background here, rough enough to see the board but subtle and complimentary IMO.