Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Navajo boy

"Navajo boy"
Copied from photo reference by Carl Moon.
7 x 5 in.
Ball Point Pen on Canson Paper.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Commissioned Painting

16 x 20 in
Oil on Canvas 

This painting was done for a client a while ago and finally got the approval to post it.  It was a lot of fun creating this painting from beginning to end.  This painting is completely opposite to what I usually paint but I like being challenged and I feel this was a great challenge.  

I started with a sketch with what I thought the client was looking for.

After sending the original picture to the client, I made revisions to the hair and thorns.

Then made more revisions to the thorns, in the other picture she started appearing more like the statue of liberty.

Once the drawing phase is approved I went straight to the portrait and started carving out the forms.

I continued all the way to the arms and chest area, sending pictures of each stage to the client making sure they approve.

Then I added the shirt and blood to the figure which were the finishing touches.


Thanks for stopping and viewing, hope you enjoyed! 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Figure Drawing Demonstration

Figure Study
8 x 11 in
Graphite on Tracing Paper

I have renovated my blog to show more of my drawings along with paintings other than alla prima's.  I recently did a demo for my figure drawing class, I copied one of Anthony Ryder's figures from his book "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective On the Classical Tradition".  I did the drawing on tracing paper with just using 6b lead from the beginning to end.