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…

Happy Monday

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…

Back at it

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…

An Honored Request

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…

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…