Friday, August 11, 2017

"Respite from the Din"



I sat on a rocky outcrop by the riverside and sketched this nice cozy scene in a quiet corner. I am sitting under a railroad trestle and a small island is just up river a bit where the river splits in two around the island. Very beautiful area. Enjoy!

"Silo in Hollis"


I sat by the side of the road and sketched this nice country scene. The road was rather busy and it was pretty hot out but there was a breeze and I enjoyed myself. This silo is across the street from a huge corn field. The charcoal stick I had was thick and blunt on the end so it was rather difficult to get finer lines. I worked it all out. Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

"Forest Scene"


I sat down by the brook to sketch this piece. It was later in the day with lots of humidity and bugs. I toughed it out and came up with a nice piece. I'm happy enough with the results. Thanks for visiting!

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Monday, June 12, 2017

"Tranquility"




A nice, peaceful scene of a still pond on a bright, sunny day. I punched the color up a bit and kept the composition simple. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

"Into The Forest"




A late afternoon scene in the shadows with the bright, colorful light in the sky and clouds. I am very happy with the final result. I like how all the different trees have their own character, colors and light. Has kind of an old world feel. Thanks for visiting!

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Jesus The Christ"




This is from the movie 'The Passion of the Christ" with Jim Caviezel as Jesus. I found this to be a very dramatic piece and thoroughly enjoyed creating it. 

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Monday, March 27, 2017

"Kelly"


This is my first attempt at using a toned paper. The paper color is tan but it looks gray in the photo. It was quite a challenge rendering her subtle smile and captivating eyes. Thanks for visiting!

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"Tauriel"


This is the character 'Tauriel' played by actress Evangeline Lilly in the movie "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug". I tried to capture the soft look in her eyes. I really enjoyed drawing this piece. Thanks for visiting!
"A Time to Rest"




I sketched this poetic piece from the warmth of my car on a cold winter day. The variety in the tree was very interesting. I used vine charcoal, which is very soft, to lay in the basic shapes, then I used my kneaded eraser to help refine the shapes. Enjoy!

Friday, March 17, 2017

"Elisa"


A portrait of a friend done with charcoal on bristol vellum. This one was quite a challenge and is a bit overworked. But the end result is very satisfactory to me. I believe I got her likeness quite well. Thanks for visiting!

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