Monday, December 29, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sketch 12/22/08

Another sketchy unfinished sketch, but I kind of like it.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Charcoal sketch 12/17/08


Here's another class drawing, a little sketchier than some of them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Charcoal sketch - 12/16/08

Here is another example of a school drawing. Charcoal drawing is really painting in black and white. The only difference between drawing and painting is the matter of color, and the process of applying paste with a brush instead of dry pigment. All the other aspects are the same. It makes a lot of sense to go to an advanced, or at least intermediate level in drawing before getting into painting. I think the learning curve is faster. Less frustrating, too.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Charcoal sketch - Parker - 12/15/08

Here's another drawing of Parker, one of our frequent models at CAI.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Charcoal sketch - Posted 12-14-08

This sketch was done several years ago in a figure drawing class at California Art Institute.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Sketch 6-27-08 -- Parker


Sketch 6-27-08 -- Parker
Charcoal

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sketch 6-26-08 -- Little Bird


Sketch 6-22-08 -- Little Bird
Charcoal

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sketch 6-25-08

Sketch 6-25-08
Charcoal

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sketch 6-24-08 -- Parker


Sketch 6-24-08 -- Parker
Charcoal

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sketch 6-22-08


Sketch 6-22-08
Charcoal

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sketch 6-21-08 -- Sharon


Sketch 6-21-08 -- Sharon
Charcoal

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sketch 6-19-08

Sketch 6-19-08
Charcoal

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sketch 6-18-08-- Molly


Sketch 6-18-08 -- Molly
Charcoal

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sketch 6-17-08



Sketch 6-17-08

Charcoal

Monday, June 16, 2008

sketch 6-16-08 -- Hope


Sketch 6-16-08 -- Hope
Charcoal

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Sketch 6-15-08


Sketch 6-15-08
Charcoal



Saturday, June 14, 2008

Sketch 6-14-08 -- after Loomis


Sketch 6-14-08 -- after Loomis
Charcoal

Friday, June 13, 2008

Sketch 6-13-08 -- Nancy


Sketch 6-13-08 -- Nancy
Charcoal

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sketch 6-12-08


Sketch 6-12-08
Charcoal

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Sketch 6-11-08 -- Sharon


Sketch 6-11-08 -- Sharon
Charcoal

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sketch 6-10-08


Sketch 6-10-08
Charcoal
I thought I'd include another invented head, since it was there in my drawing pad. Someday I'll figure out how to invent hair.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Sketch 6-8-08



Sketch 6-8-08 (invented)

Charcoal

Friday, June 6, 2008

Sketch 6-8-08


Sketch 6-8-08
Charcoal

Sketch 6-7-08


Sketch 6-7-08 after Loomis
Charcoal

Sketch 6-6-08


Sketch 6-6-08 after Loomis
Charcoal

Sketch 6-6-08 -- Hope



Sketch 6-6-08 -- Hope

Charcoal

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sketch 6-4-08


Sketch 6-4-08
Charcoal
This woman's head was not on fire. She was wearing feathers in her hair and I didn't have time to finish drawing them. I don't know if her name was Lola.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sketch 6-3-08


Sketch 6-3-08
Charcoal

Another copy/study of an Andrew Loomis drawing.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sketch 6-2-08 -- Hope


Sketch 6-2-08 -- Hope
Charcoal

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Sketch 6-1-08


Sketch 6-1-08
Charcoal

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sketch 5-31-08

Sketch 5-31-08
Charcoal

Friday, May 30, 2008

Sketch 5-30-08


Sketch 5-30-08
Charcoal

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sketch 5-29-08 -- Jennifer

Sketch 5-29-08 -- Jennifer
Charcoal

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sketch 5-28-08 -- Jennifer

Sketch 5-28-08 -- Jennifer
Charcoal

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sketch 5-27-08 -- Jennifer

Sketch 5-27-08 -- Jennifer
Charcoal

Sketch 5-27-08

Sketch 5-27-08
Charcoal

From life.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Sketch 5-26-08 -- Molly

Sketch 5-26-08 -- Molly
Charcoal

Molly was a frequent model in our drawing classes at California Art Institute in the 1990's. Drawn from life.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sketch 5-25-08

Sketch 5-25-08
Charcoal

This was a student exercise, copied from another artist.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Head sketch 4-08-08



Head sketch 4-08-08

Charcoal on newsprint

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Luscombe sketch

Luscombe sketch
Charcoal on newsprint
The Luscombe Silvaire was a popular light plane in the decade following WWII.