Thursday, June 21, 2012


I came across a beautiful photo lately and had to draw it. I really love to draw hair.
I use a .3 HB lead mechanical pencil to do these. I like the softer lead but I think I burned through 2 of my lead sticks for this drawing alone. It is very frustrating when I get toward the bottom of the stick and the pencil looses its grip. I remember as a kid I had a light touch with the pencil, I would do the drawings pretty light then give them to my brother who would fill in all the dark areas with really strong strokes, these days I am stuck doing them myself.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

fig. 59

The latest figure drawing, this one done in my sketchbook.

Monday, June 11, 2012


A drawing from the weekend. I'm always interested in trying to get highlights, probably just because it is hard when drawing on white paper. So I used the smudging route, which I typically am not a fan of smudging.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


I came across an old photograph that I thought was pretty cool that was used as reference for this, I emphasized the hair a bit. Probably painted because of the previous post, I was reminded of a few of my favorite great artists including Ingres. I wanted to do something along his lines, but his stylization is too far beyond me.