Sleeping Lauren

June 7, 2016 § Leave a comment

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This was a quick study of Lauren as she was sleeping completed in pen and ink.

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The Mysterious Nature of a Two Year Old

January 7, 2016 § 2 Comments

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Many years ago I sat and drew my daughter as she slept on the couch.  You see, she had moved there from her bed almost on the stroke of midnight on her birthday until she turned three.  There was no reasoning with her.  The sofa was where she was going to sleep and only there!!  She was such a great subject to draw and I made full opportunity of the situation!!

 

Textural Techniques in Pen and Ink

July 9, 2015 § Leave a comment

A few examples of portraying texture with ink through hatching, stippling, and a scribble technique based on your own handwriting. I find these methods provide an energy and looseness to our drawings that allow us to become more free in our expression.

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Adding Value and Depth to Drawing of a Stork

May 7, 2015 § Leave a comment

IMG_4777I’ve been looking at a drawing I had completed years ago for The Little Book of Drawing and realizing that it seemed quite linear in nature and lacking a real sense of depth.  The original was a pen & ink done in black of a stork sunning itself on a rock.  I added color with a limited palette of black, dark umber, and sienna.  Also thrown in is white Conte’ crayon to allow for more contrast with the background.  The gradations move off of the line and instill a three dimensional nature. Funny how it’s easier to tell your students to do this than see it in your own work!  Oh well, better late than never. I am including both drawings.

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Still Life Using Stippling, Hatching, and Scribble

November 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

This is the same still life of pumpkins using a variety of textural techniques such as stippling, hatching, and scribble instead of just stippling. One gets a very different effect here; perhaps a more energized drawing.IMG_4699

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