Just a bit of sketchbook experimentation I have seen other artists create portraits using a 4 color Bic pen and I wanted to give a shot as well. It was a nice experience seeing some color on the page for a change. I have a bit of ink bleedthrough from some handwritten notes on the […]Read more "Trying out a 4 color Bic"
A had a little fun working in Procreate. This portrait was created on a gray background, I used simple strokes and crosshatching in both black and white to create the shadows and highlights. Its a simple technique that produces good results. So far, traditional (pen & paper) techniques have been a direct transfer to digital […]Read more "Fun with Procreate"
While walking Katie yesterday we passed by a newly installed barber poll. This little barbershop opened for business on our street a little over a month ago. He seems to be doing well so far. While walking past I noticed the fish-eyed reflection at the bottom of the poll. I pulled out my phone for […]Read more "Fish-Eyed Refection"
I have been wanting a sketchbook with black paper for a while. I finally purchased one in early January along with a 3 pack of white Sakura Gelly Roll pens in white. The pens came in 3 weights 10, 08, & 05. The portrait below was sketched with the 05 and 10 weight pens. The […]Read more "Chimpanzee Portrait"
A stroke of vibrant colors in the morning sky, I had to snap a photo to remember the site, What a welcoming start to the day.Read more "Morning Colors"
I follow a number of blogs and interests here on WordPress. Photographers, Artist, Writers…all of them are talented individuals that are putting their work out into the world for others to enjoy and perhaps gain some inspiration from. One of those fellow bloggers is photographer John Ames. I follow John’s blog Frog Pond Journal, the […]Read more "I Sketched a Portrait of Maine"
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"