Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Basic forms

Charcoal on newsprint

A good exercise when I'm too tired to do anything more challenging.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Figure quick sketch

Charcoal on newsprint

Quick sketches were used for warmups in our head and figure drawing classes at California Art Institute, but we had figure quick sketch classes, too. We spent the whole three hour class doing two minute and five minute poses. They are sometimes compared to strengthening your muscles, training your eye to see what is important: The big shapes, the big proportions, the long lines, the action or gesture of the pose.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

After Andrew Loomis

Charcoal on newsprint

Study after Andrew Loomis, a wonderful illustrator and author of artist instruction books in the 20th century.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Head study - 5/15/10

Charcoal on newsprint

Another pretty girl. Do I ever get tired of drawing pretty girls? No, not yet. I did this one a few days ago.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pet portrait

Oil on canvas - 12 X 16 inches

Sunday, May 2, 2010