Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Charles Darwin"

"Charles Darwin"
5 x 4 in
Ball Point Pen
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I know this is not an alla prima painting but I wanted to share one of my ball point pen drawings that I love to do, its a good break from the alla prima's that I enjoy so much.  This drawing I did a couple months back and finally I'm posting it, I was able to get a good scan of it and show it to everyone.  These ball point pen studies really are done for practice and I hardly even think of them as show pieces.  There is no particular reason why I decided to draw Darwin other than the fact that I came across his portrait and really loved the texture in his skin and decided to just render the heck out of it.  I really enjoy doing this drawings I apply what I learn to my paintings, I strongly believe that drawing and painting are so closely related.  If you'r a good draftsmen than painting will not be so difficult for you, a lot of people overlook drawing as not important but in reality its everything.  I always love to go back to drawing and brush up on the fundamentals.  I hope you guys enjoyed this one, thanks for stopping by!


Candace X. Moore said...

Nice, Jonathan. Looks like fun. This explains why your paintings are so successful.

Totally agree with your comments on the importance of drawing skills. I think also that it's a skill that needs to be worked out on a regular basis or it can be lost. Good post. Best, Candace.

oil painting clean colors said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

You have a gift with this medium, that is very obvious!! Bravo!!!!!

Lokelani Forrest said...

Bravo!! You've done a wonderful job.