As I mentioned in my previous post, we are now living downtown. Our dog, Katie, is an older lady of 13 years. She stays indoors with us and we walk her about a block and a half a few times a day so she can fertilizer the vacant lot (turned city park) down the street. […]Read more "Random Photo & Thoughts"
Hello, remember me? I’m still here…I know I’ve been silent for a while. Life was chaotic towards the end of 2019. We sold our home and moved into a new place, in a new setting, with more to offer. We are now living a more relaxed lifestyle. We purchased and moved into a historic building […]Read more "New Year, New Digs, Less Distraction"
Pure Joy…That’s how I would describe this man’s expression.Read more "A purely joyful expression"
Hello everyone, Work around the house has slowed a bit, so I now have a little more free time. I wanted to share this drawing with you that I created back in August. This is a graphite drawing of a snarling wolf. My intention was to leave a significant amount of negative space around the […]Read more "Snarling Wolf"
Hello followers and fellow blog stars! I wanted to share with you the reason for the unpredictable and seldom frequency of my post of late. We have been preparing our home to be placed for sale. We have finally made it to the point where we have listed our home with a real estate agent […]Read more "Life has been getting in the way (of art)"
Another primate portrait. I really enjoy drawing primates, it seems there is so much thought and emotion behind their eyes. I also find the wrinkles and patterns of their faces interesting to draw. This portrait was finished just a few days ago. It was created in my sketchbook using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B […]Read more "Gorilla Portrait"
Another older gentleman with an expression that I could pass up. I do enjoy sketching the older faces. There’s just so much life written into their skin. This man’s expression seems to convey concentration and pure determination. Based, on his expression I don’t believe I would want to get in his way. Thanks […]Read more "The look of determination"
Greetings, today I am sharing another portrait from my sketchbook. This was created in July of this year. I came across a photo of an older gentleman cupping his hand to his ear in an apparent effort to increase his ability to hear. I found the act and his facial expression to be so characteristic […]Read more "Come again?"
Good morning all. I am the only one stirring so far this morning. I enjoy the peaceful reassuring silence of the house on these early weekend mornings. I do, however, share the silence with our loyal 4 legged girl, Katie. She is old, quiet, and all so content, to simply be. Laying on the floor […]Read more "Silent Peaceful Solitude"
I created this sketch portrait back in April, but, I never posted it here. So…I thought, why not share it here as well! It’s Friday night in my little corner of the world. I’m looking forward to a great weekend. I hope everyone else is as well. Cheers, MikeRead more "Portrait on Toned Paper"
Hello everyone, It’s a new week, full of opportunity. Below is a sketch that I created back in June. This was created using a reference photo, unfortunately, I do not know the name of the photographer in order to give proper credit. This man’s face spoke of joy, experience, and even though he obviously has […]Read more "Happy Monday"
“I cannot be other than what I am, and I am the choices of all my days.” – Lauren KateRead more "Reflection and Inspiration"
Hello all, I’m have returned from my self-imposed leave. After the passing of my father I just needed to take some time to regroup and recenter. I’m truly grateful for your patience as I transitioned through this season in my life. I’m currently sitting in my home office/studio space. The house is quiet as my […]Read more "Back at it"
Recently, one of the readers of this blog requested a portrait from me. The subject was his late father who past away earlier this year. The individual who made the request is a fellow blogger. We originally started following one another due to our common interest in woodworking. We quickly became good acquaintances via WordPress […]Read more "An Honored Request"
Back to the Real Feel… Lately, I have been spending a good amount of time creating digital sketches with my iPad. I really like the convenience and tons of media options. However, I was missing the sound of marks on paper, creating with real tools, and the lack of an undo button. I haven’t created […]Read more "Reality & Tactile Feedback"