Drawing – 02-02-2021

So this is actually one of my more effective styles of rendering a portrait.  Drawing on toned paper with two charcoal pencils (white and black) is something I can do pretty fast.  Much quicker than the drawings in my previous posts.  Many years ago I drew on Canson Ingres and Bisque and just found that […]

Drawing – 01-29-2021

I bought a pack of 24 colored pencils from Publix for $5 and thought I would do a quick drawing tonight.  (I hadn’t drawn with this media in a long time, and I couldn’t remember where my old Berol Verithins disappeared to.)  The checkout line was delayed a bit, a lady didn’t have enough in […]

Drawing – 02-01-2021

It’s been so cold and ugly outside that there’s really no point in leaving the house.  For today’s drawing I thought I would do one of my favorite styles/media which is compressed charcoal drawing/renderings on stonehenge paper.  After all these years it’s still a pretty hard combo.  Since you really can’t erase any of the […]

Drawing – 01-28-2021

Photographed with the ancient Sigma SD10. Detail still really holds up on such an old digital camera with a unique sensor. It definitely can see marks that wouldn’t be picked up by normal Canons and Nikons etc.  The 50mm macro lens that I have has some serious autofocus issues and I’ve had to manually focus […]

Drawing – 01-27-2021

I normally draw/sketch with a 0.5mm mechanical pencil, but I ran out of lead a long time ago.  I went to the local Publix to buy some more, but they didn’t have any, and instead they had these big packs of Bic 0.7mm’s for cheaper!  Graphite and paper is still the most affordable art media […]

Canon EOS RP and Nikon 35mm 1.8G DX

Here are the actual images shot with the combo pictured above: Totally unrelated to the above, but here are some examples from figure drawing in Alpharetta the other night (also shot with the 35mm on the RP).  I’m really out of practice, and jumped into drawing without even holding a piece of charcoal for like […]

Made with Mischief: Microsoft Surface Pro as a Drawing Tablet

About a year ago I finally found a great digital sketchbook setup that I feel comfortable using:  a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and the Mischief drawing program.  It is pressure sensitive with the included pen (which requires no charging) and the graphics program supports layers.  The most unique thing about this program is that it […]

rosemary, heaven restores you in life

Charcoal Pencil on Stonehenge Paper Notes: I’ve always taken these art progression photos from the seated position that I draw from.  That produces an image with a skewed perspective, but I’ve never liked the bird’s eye view type of shot for drawings.  I might as well throw it on the scanner for that.  Like most […]

Rosy Too

Art in Progress, (Hello Kitty) Pencil on Strathmore Maybe I should draw portraits of certain people in my phone and use it for their caller id…too bad no one really calls anymore though…

Just Peachy…

Art in progress, pencil on Strathmore…gives me something to do while I reflect on life and listen to Debussy on repeat. 🙂

i h♥te u

“…Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs. And what’s wrong with that?” 🙂