The look of determination

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…

Come again?

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…

Silent Peaceful Solitude

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…

Got that loose style? Not yet, but I’m working on it

Vera Sketch Featured Image

feeling like an old dog trying to learn a new trick I admit it, I'm envious of artists that are able to create expressive works of art.  The type of art that convinces the viewer that the lines, shapes, & colors just bled straight out of the artist soul and onto the canvas. Now, I…

Why So Serious?

Joker Featured Image

I'm Just Joking Around So, I have seen a lot of really impressive art based on Heath Ledger's portrayal of the Joker character from Batman in the 2008 movie The Dark Knight.  Mr. Legder's portrayal of the Joker is considered one of the best performances of his unfortunately short career. I decided to give the…

Meet Charlie

Charlie Featured Image

There's nothing like good company... As promised in my previous post, I would like to introduce Charlie. Like many of my recent sketch subjects, I met Charlie on Pinterest.  At first, I didn't realize he had a name at all, but, the more time I spent with him, a persona started to emerge or was…

Creature Feature

I've been drawing the creepy's again So, yeah, I've drawing the creepy stuff again.  Just to draw something a bit out of the norm.  I'm not even sure what this guy is supposed to be...a vampire, I guess. He appears to be a little aggressive, even angry, but this guy is a picture of health…

Sinister Monkey?

Sinister Monkey Featured Image

I just couldn't resist sketching this guy So, one of the blogs I follow posted a photo of this monkey with a subtle, yet unusual, expression recently. The monkey's expression had a slight "I'm going to take over the world" look and I knew I wanted to capture his expression in a sketch.  So, I…

Tattoos and Artistic Freedom

Tattooed Girl Featured Image

When I finished this portrait..it just didn't feel complete This portrait is based on a reference photo I saved over a year ago.  For some reason, I just kept on skipping over it when I would search my saved images for a photo reference. Then I began to have an interest in doing a sketch…

Daily Sketching Update

I'm continuing to sketch each morning...and sometimes evenings too! I am thankful that I have pickup up my pens and pencils and began making marks again.  There is something about this nearly meditative activity that I find so relaxing.  Once I get into the "flow state" time seems to pass unnoticed, my mind releases any…

Stong and Proud

Lion Sketch Featured Image

I'm continuing to sketch daily, my mornings this past week were spent working on this lion portrait. I used a reference photo from Pixabay, I was drawn to the confidence and strength that could be sensed in this lion's gaze.  I began with a light pencil underdrawing and then continued to develop this sketch using…

Ford F100 Sketch

Ford F100 Featured Image

More marks on the page... The subject of this sketch was previously featured as a  photography post.  Some of you may remember The Green and Grungy Monster that I published a few months ago.  At the time of posting the original photography, one of my longtime followers suggested that it would make a good drawing and…

Chimpanzee Sketch

chimpanzee featured image

Another sketch from this week... this one was a real blast to create! My original intent was for this sketch to be created with pen and ink.  However, once I completed the pencil outline I was really liking the direction the sketch was taking.  So, I decided to stick with pencil and continue to develop…

Getting back to my old habits…

It's been a while since I posted anything drawing related.  To be honest with everyone I actually put my pens and pencils away for a bit in order to concentrate on other things.  Lately, I have been feeling an urge to pick up my pencils and draw again. I must admit that I have missed…