Posts Tagged ‘pencil’

May 4, 2012 0


By in black and white, men, pen and ink, pencil, sketches, women

Darn. That implies “rotten” in French. I was trying to evoke “pot-pourri” as in variety, a kind of goulash of drawings. Anyhow, above is a haughty dame perfectly dressed in a retro outfit. I was happy to see her the other day. The view from the balcony is getting interesting again. Well, not today, because […]

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March 31, 2012 0

Zooey D.

By in digital, pencil, women

Trying to draw portraits. I’m cozy in pencil (not so cozy drawing likenesses!). I wonder if it’s bastardization to try and colour a drawing this way, but I’m also practicing my digital chops. Not the prettiest image, technically, but it’s part of my artistic self-education, so I’m putting it up here. I wanted to draw […]

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February 22, 2012 0

More Cats, and Star Trek People

By in cats, men, sketches, women

My sketches have become a little more, um, “sketchy” since I’ve been on this digital art kick. Still drawing, however, and the books are filling up with pencil drawings, actually drawing in all kinds of media, since it really doesn’t matter if I can mess with the lines and colours. So, I’ve been enjoying my […]

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February 14, 2012 0

Lazy Blog Post

By in men, sketches, women

I’m behind on things, also wasting time on facebook. Still drawing, but not blogging as much as I might. Well, here are some things. First of all, I’m messing around with the “Gaussian Blur” and figuring out what it takes to paint things over a loose pencil drawing in photoshop: It’s from a tacky source […]

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December 10, 2011 0

Anti-Tax Doodle Cat

By in cats

Must belong to the Tea Party.

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December 6, 2011 0

Female Faces…

By in sketches, women

Charlize Theron, from the cover of a movie mag. I’ve been neglecting my blogging. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been drawing. Working on female faces here, trying to catch what’s special in a face that makes it a particular person. Easier to draw a generic face. But when you can’t get out to sketch real […]

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November 24, 2011 0

Women’s heads and profiles

By in sketches, women

Drawing things from DVDs. Freezing it this time, rather than just going on impressions as the movie plays. A lot of work filling things in with pencil! This and the below are based on Sharon Stone from the beginning of Total Recall. And some random, imaginary profiles with my fine-line roller pen: Good night, all!

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November 3, 2011 0

Pencil Portraits

By in men, sketches

Mahler I’m working on my portraiture chops, by drawing some faces out of an old “New York Times Book Review.” Tough to be technically good, and still contain a hint of personality. But that’s why we practice with these kinds of things, isn’t it? Young Orson Welles Hal Holbrook

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October 26, 2011 0

Drawings of Thugs and Women

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Sorry, they’re not together. Some other time! The guy here is my trying to recapture impressions of this character I saw on the street, who could have been a thug ordered by Central Casting. Don’t think I caught the exact look of malice on his face which unsettled me, though! Women in pencil, and colour:

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October 6, 2011 0

A whole bunch of drawings

By in cats, men, sketches, watercolour, women

Just putting up a lot of things. I’ve been drawing them the past week, scanning. Now they’re backed up a little. So here they are, all at once.

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October 2, 2011 0

Slightly Random

By in men, sketches, watercolour, women

Busy as of late. I’ve been drawing things in the between times, but not really putting them up. Maybe it will even out, but I wonder. Anyhow, here are some more drawings and paintings. Some are sort of from life, some not. I’ll let you guess. The guy below, in pencil, is roughly inspired by […]

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August 5, 2011 2

Heroes and Ordinary People

By in dogs, men, watercolour, women

In the brush drawing, I’m imagining Wonder Woman’s frumpier, older cousin. I always think that these glamourous types have relatives who are less impressive, and jealous of them. This is Cyrano de Bergerac. In one of his works, he built himself a pair of wings, and flew to the moon. Gotta love that Cyrano! Then, […]

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May 25, 2011 0

Pencil Stuff

By in horses, men, sketches

I don’t know. A page of pencil drawings of things. UPDATE: I’m only now noticing that the horse has a bit but no bridle. It’s one of those special under-the -tongue bits.

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April 1, 2011 0

Sick Boy

By in men, sketches

I’m sick and feeling sicker. Nonetheless working hard, and found time to draw this tonight, while watching a creepy TV program. I’ve got other stuff to post on something I did this week, but that will have to wait. Have a good night! Achoo!

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