Falling Peonies

February 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

 

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I haven’t posted in quite some time.  I’m afraid the the winter doldrums had set in.  So here’s a colored pencil of peonies past their prime falling over one another.

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Lauren Reading; Gesture and Blind Contour

November 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

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I haven’t posted for some time now and so I thought I’d throw in a drawing of my daughter, Lauren using a quick gestural and sometimes blind contour.

Three different Vantage Points of a Floral

April 14, 2016 § Leave a comment

In this series of a floral setting, I chose to frame in different areas.  In the first, I chose to look at a fully bloomed flower and its relationship to its budding elements.

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In the second I explored how the composition played out in a horizontal format highlighting its repetitive qualities and creating a sense of motion.

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In the third, I centered on the relationship the floral elements had to the surrounding space.

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Using Contour as the Framework

January 24, 2016 § Leave a comment

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I will be recommending books that I believe will help you along your journey of self discovery through drawing and will start with my book the Little Book of Drawing; a Friendly Approach. This book is unlike others in that it highlights the contour line as the framework for your personality and emotion, composition, and reveals form and depth.  My drawing of Lauren illustrates the importance of the contour.  Notice that my contour is unique with its curvilinear quality and quirkiness.  Yours will be much different.  By allowing your hand and pencil to become an extension of your eye, you lose your inhibitions and connect with the subject.  This gradated pencil drawing allows that line or contour to show through.

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Still Life in Pencil

January 14, 2016 § Leave a comment

IMG_3568 This is a still life completed in pencil and was one of the first pieces in a series based upon the subject of reflection.  Here, I inserted a small mirrored image of myself.

 

Dynamic Composition

June 25, 2015 § Leave a comment

This pencil drawing illustrates the creation of balance on the page.  The fan like light leaves spread out over the dark foliage of leaves and stems.  The light value of the leaves connects with the space and shadows around the plant providing a strong pathway from objects nearest to us and those furthest away. The result is a dynamic composition filled with dramatic movement

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Gradated Pencil Drawing of Persephone

June 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

Here’s another vantage point of the gradated pencil drawing of Persephone

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