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 of an elderly gentleman. I can imagine that this is a scene that plays out over and over in his daily life.
I fully expect to one day be in the same situation, as a matter of fact, I am already guilty of this exact maneuver. Too much loud music in my youth… I imagine.
Progress shot with the outlined sketch and beginning stages of flushing out the face and form. This sketch was created using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead.
and now the completed sketch.
Recently, a spider constructed a magnificent site,
just outside of my studio window.
It undulates in the cool breeze,
it shimmers in the morning light.
It brings a smile to my face,
and a feeling of delight. – MDL
I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Cheers
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 of my study blissfully sleeping away the hours.
This morning I thought I would share a sketch I created back in July. This was created using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B lead. I enjoy the simplicity of using a single pencil, never having to break concentration or rhythm to pick up a different pencil to vary the tones.
I would like to thank all of you for following along with me on this blog. I know that my posting frequency has been sporadic and there really hasn’t been any set schedule for regular post.
Over the past few weeks, I have been thinking of ways to improve the value of this blog for my followers. I would like to begin introducing content that goes beyond the sharing of my art. I am still trying to sort things out, so please be patient.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Cheers – Mike
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.
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 lived a long life, his face and expression still has a sense of child-like innocence.
I truly enjoy drawing portraits of the more “experienced” people of the world. Their faces possess endless amounts of character and wear, each wrinkle earned.
I hope each of you have a wonderful week. There will be more posts on the way soon.
It’s supposed to be laughter…
I feel that I missed fully coveying this gentleman’s laughter. Somehow I have rendered him somewhere between laughter and anguish. The reference photo clearly conveys laughter, so, I do apologize for failing to convey this gentleman’s full emotion.
None the less, this was a fun sketch. The photo reference I used is by photographer Mary Isabelle. More of her fantastic work can be found on her 500px profile page.
Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day – Mike