Family

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils on Strathmore Bristol Board
11×14

Inktober 29 – 30

Day 29 – shoes
Day 30 – Ominous

Mixing the two

Micron ink pens and Windsor and Newton watercolor pans. I really enjoyed this combination.

Commission in Progress

Finally making progress with a commissioned painting of two chickens. Acrylics on cold press #140. #chickenpainting #acrylic #animalart

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Screw it…

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.

drawing of a carriage bolt
drawing of a carriage bolt

Random Sketches of Happiness

lantern and book

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.

Portrait in Plaid

Here is a pencil portrait from a photograph of my son.  It looks nothing like my son, naturally.  However, I was pleased with the results for the most part.  Done in my moleskin sketchbook with a basic Ticonderoga #2 pencil.  For the life of me I couldn’t get the nose right.  I’m just amazed that I had 20 minutes or so to work on a sketch today.  My boys are particularly lazy today, maybe due to the 90+ degree weather outside.  Enjoy.

Scan

Portraits… of the furry kind

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.

bella dog cp

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.

candice dog cp

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)

gracie portrait cp

Bicycle Sketch

bicycle sketch

Here is the latest, sorry for the hiatus, things have been busy around here and I spend most of my days outside with my boys.  This is a sketch done with Micron ink black #5 pen in my Moleskin sketchbook.  It’s of a bicycle I picked up on the side of the road for free which the boys argue over.  It has no pedals, and they can barely reach the ground, but it’s still favored.  I can see the obvious mistakes, but the fact that I even got ten minutes without interruption to sketch is a miracle, so I’ll take it.  I may finish it out by adding more cinder blocks (which edge our garden) and maybe something in the background.  Unsure yet.  Enjoy!