Saturday, December 24, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 24, 2011

Merry Happy Everything!

Just a heads up: I will be taking a little break from posting for the next week or so.  Thanks to all who have been stopping by, commenting, and taking a look!  It is much appreciated!  Best wishes to all and I hope everyone has a great New Year!  

SEE Y'ALL NEXT YEAR!

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40 Minute Pose


This was done with pastel on 9" x 12" Strathmore 500 charcoal paper. 

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 22, 2011

40 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink with a crowquill and brush on 12" x 14" Canson 140# drawing paper.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 21, 2011

30 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink/white ink with a crowquill and brush on 12" x 12" brown cardstock.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 20, 2011

20 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink/white ink with a crowquill and brush on 12" x 12" brown cardstock.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 16, 2011

20 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink, using both a crow quill and brush, on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 15, 2011

20 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink, using both a crow quill and brush, on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 14, 2011

10 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink, using both a crow quill and brush, on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 13, 2011

15 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink, using both a crow quill and brush, on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 12, 2011

10 Minute Pose

 I haven't worked with crowquill pens and ink with a brush in several years, but the previous experiments with pen and ink whetted my appetite, so I thought I'd go all in for a session or two (maybe more in the future).  I didn't bother to pencil anything in this next series, just started using the ink straight on the paper.  Any mistakes were either left on the page or brushed over ink on the black background.  Sneaky, I know... :-)

Also, sometimes errant, stray lines have a charm of their own...  I'm sure my fellow figure artist and occasional commenter, Dirk, would agree  :-)


This was done with pen and ink, using both a crow quill and brush, on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 9, 2011

15 Minute Pose

This was the same pose as the previous two posting, but I just moved back to the first position.


This was done with brush and ink, which was colored with watercolor, on 11" x 14" Canson 140# watercolor paper.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 8, 2011

20 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink with a crow quill pen, and colored with watercolor on 11" x 14" Canson 140# watercolor paper.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 7, 2011

15 Minute Pose

Another one which was done in a vaguely sumi-brush style.


This was done with ink and brush, and then colored with watercolor on 11" x 15" Canson Watercolor Paper.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 6, 2011

15 Minute Pose

I tried to go with a more sumi-brush sort of feel for this one...


This was done with ink and brush, and then colored with watercolor on 11" x 15" Canson Watercolor Paper.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 5, 2011

3 Minute Poses


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These were done with pen-and-ink using a crow quill pen and India Ink on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Figure Drawing for December 2, 2011

5 Minute Pose


This was done with pen and ink, using a crow quill pen, brush, and India Ink on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Figure Drawing for November 7, 2011

30 Minute Pose

Once again, the black paper never seems to shoot quite right with a camera.  Oh, well.  I do, however, like the effect of doing drawings on black paper--it really makes to colors stand out and intensifies them, which I like to think of as the "Velvet Elvis" effect (back in the day, they used to have tons and TONS of paintings on black velvet... about half of which, it seemed, were of Elvis).  


This was done with pastel on 12" x 18" black Strathmore 500 paper.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Figure Drawing for October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!



OK, this is a bit of a cheat... This is from my Tombstone I painted a couple years back and was one of the first posts on this Blog.  I also posted a couple updated tombstone pictures on my (Mostly) Comic Book Blog.  

The image is about 11" x 14" and was done with Acrylic paint on 2' x 3' x 1" plywood.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Figure Drawing for October 25, 2011

2 Hour Pose


This was done with black and white watercolor/gouache on 11" x 14" hot press Arches paper (140#).

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Figure Drawing for October 24, 2011

400th Post!

Well, as mentioned in the last post, here's both the 400th post and first post beginning year three of this blog...

75 Minute Pose


This was done with watercolor on 11" x 14" Arches Hot Press watercolor paper.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Figure Drawing for October 22, 2011

Two Year Anniversary!

Well, here it is, 2 years after my first "real" post on the blog (I'm not counting the one where I just said "Hooray, I'm on the InterWebs!").  So far, I've done 399 posts in two years, so, while not all that great, it isn't all that bad, either--an average of a post every 1.8 days.  

Of course, if I was paying more attention, I could have had my 400th post be on the anniversary date, but I suppose it is just as good to have the 400th post be the first of year three.

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This was a painting I did in 2008 for a model who was kind enough to pose for me, personally.  I worked on this painting over the better part of a week when I would have a free hour or two.  It is definitely more finished than my usual postings--which are done within the time limits of the figure drawing sessions I go to.


This was done with watercolor on 16" x 20" Waterford 140# watercolor paper.

For mild amusement, here was part of the process...






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Thanks to everyone for stopping by for the past two years!  Hopefully, here's to another 2 years!  (Maybe more...)

:-)

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