Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Pen and Ink Portrait Sketches





A few pen and ink portraits I've done using an old fashion dip pen and either Copic multiliner or Micron pens. I also use an Molotow acrylic based white marker to make corrections.

I like doing these because they don't take long. I can do these as warm ups before I do other work.

While I make these drawings the challenge is to strive for more accuracy and to work toward a loser drawing.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Afternoon Gouache Sketches





I work a regular 9 to 5 job. Although I occasionally get illustration assignments I don't make enough to live off them. My lunch hours at work are a sacred time for me. A time I devote to sketching. I'm lucky enough to work in a large print room by myself so I am able to close the door for that hour and keep the rest of the world outside while I sketch away.

I keep a set of gouache paints as well as travel with brushes, pens, pencils, a small water color set and a couple of art pads. Armed also with reference material I begin to work from 1 P.M. till 2.

These two gouache sketches were made on my lunch hours this week. The top is done from a photo I took of my son after he had his hair dyed green ( I don't know, that's what the kid wanted and we obliged him). The other is from a reference photo I got from a site called Draw-This which is an resource of art reference material.

Draw-This website -https://www.drawthis.com/

Friday, June 16, 2017

Portraits Done for a School Raffle





I attend an bi-annual Drawathon at the High School of Art and Design. I graduated from Art and Design  in 1983. I really look forward to the time of drawing and meeting up with old school friends.

A number of times a few of us were asked to contribute to the school raffle by painting a portrait of whoever won the drawing for that particular prize.

These are two of the three I've done. The top one is a watercolor of my friend Paul David Elisen. A terrific artist and art instructor.

The other is a gouache painting of Mr Marciano who teaches science at the High School.



Monday, June 5, 2017

Couple Of Quick Pencil Sketches








Couple of pencil sketches of my wife. The top one was done while she was watching Meet the Press and the bottom one was done while she slept. The bottom one was a little difficult because she moved several times. I tried to integrate what I was seeing with the memory of what the pose looked like moments ago before she moved.