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WIP and 45 Minute Sketch

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Spending a longer time doing these gouache paintings in my sketchbook. Initially I started doing this with the idea of just getting done what I can within that lunch hour. Now I work on something over a period of days until I am satisfied with the finish painting. I either continue on it the next day or take it home and work on it.

The painting on the left is something I've been working on for some time now, I think going on three days and I am still not finished. The one underneath it is one that I did in forty five minutes.






Digital Figure Sketches

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It's been a busy holiday weekend. Celebrating a 22nd Wedding Anniversary I took my wife out to eat on the night of and then we went out to celebrate with the children the very next day.

I still managed to find the time to do a number of digital figure sketches and some gouache sketches as well.

The images I am posting here are the digital figure sketches I made on Saturday and Sunday.











Gouache Portrait Sketch

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It took me five one hour sessions to finish this gouache painting in my Sketchbook. I took a scan of the painting after each session to show the progress and also to evaluate my approach. Looking back I think that I still need to be more deliberate in the first stages. That is to say instead of just covering the page with an approximate drawing and approximate color I need to more carefully consider what I want the end result to be or make up my mind about what I'm trying to accomplish. For one thing I wasn't sure how I was going to fit that yellow pole on the left side of the painting and even now I'm not sure if I should have included it at all.

What I should have done was a quick preliminary sketch where I would've worked all this out. But then again this is my sketchbook and as such it was never meant to be more than a sketch. There's a lot about this I am happy about though, so all in all it was time well spent working on this.

The order of the progression is …

Drawing In Pencil

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Found myself doing quite a bit of Pencil drawing recently. For a while when I draw I would more often than not reach for a stylus and start drawing on my tablet. I find that I prefer drawing and painting with traditional media. Nothing is wrong with digital, this is just my preference. I enjoy the experience of drawing or painting more when I use actual paint and graphite.

I am posting here some of the drawings I've done this past month. I also completed a video tutorial on drawing the male head in pencil which is available on Gumroad. The cost of the video is $12. Click on the link below to purchase the video

Gumroad   Drawing The Male Head In Pencil

Sketching With Watercolor Pencils

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Been a little while since I posted something. Life has been so busy. I started teaching a painting class on Saturday's. I am continuing to work on My YouTube Channel and my Patreon site as well as continue to work my 9 to 5.

Most of all I continue to work everyday on a drawing or painting. The best thing I've done as far as art is concerned is to stay committed to that hour lunch session where I work in whatever medium I choose. Some days I go home and do a bit more work. I also may work on one piece for a couple of lunch sessions.

The drawing on the left is a recent one that I did in two sessions. Watch the video below in which I work and discuss this drawing done in watercolor pencils.

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Pencil Portrait and Video

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For sometime I have been doing gouache sketches on my lunch hour at work. Just recently I decided to change things up and do a pencil drawing and record my progress.

I was really unprepared to do the type of drawing I did with the materials at hand, a couple of mechanical pencils and my sketchpad. Some wooden pencil would have been better and I might have finished the drawing in one lunch hour instead of two (could've been two and a half). The drawing is what I felt like doing that day so that's what I did.

I edited the videos I created and posted it on Gumroad as a real time tutorial in two parts. The video bellow is a condensed version of the tutorial.

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