Okay so the pun is overused, BUT, I have been trying to finish this tiny little drawing for months, and still have not finished it. This is drawn using a basic Ticonderoga pencil in my moleskin sketchbook (it’s about 5×7-ish). This actually is a large carriage bolt, not a screw, but I just couldn’t resist the title. I am attempting to render it in a realistic fashion, if I ever get the time and patience (and focus) to do so.
This sketch is a little old, but was done from the first camping trip back in July. On our picnic table was the usual camping items… lantern, citronella candle, a book, other random doo-dads that you need, but didn’t need just then. I had the brief opportunity to draw, and for once, liked where it was going. Obviously I didn’t finish, and never got a chance to get back to this sketch. There is a lot of rendering undone, and coloring that needs to be added, so I think we’ll call this one a WIP (i.e. work in progress. This was done as usual, Micron black pen in my moleskin sketchbook.
Just thought I would share some of the portraits that I have done in the past. I’ve gotten some crazy requests actually, hence the new header image of Bella, a custom portrait done for a friend of mine’s previous employer.
I’ve also done another of Chase for a friend at a local gallery. I have to say that this is by far my favorite.
Then there is Grace, another custom portrait done in the realist style. All of these portraits are done in Prismacolor colored pencils on Strathmore Bristole board. I think I enjoy doing the zany ones a bit more than the realistic, only because there is more freedom with color and design. (p.s. I also do cats)