recent figure drawings

Sun, 2016-08-07 18:12

Been drawing on Fridays at Gage.

figure drawing

figure drawing

figure drawing

Figure drawing - standing pose

Thu, 2015-10-22 13:39

Another open studio session at Gage Academy, 10/16/15.

figure drawing in pencil

figure drawing in pencil

Sat, 2015-07-25 14:21

Working on my figure drawing precision. Pencil (2B) for a change from charcoal.

short pose figure drawing

short pose figure drawing

Sun, 2014-11-30 15:35

Some of my short pose figure drawing from this fall at Gage Academy.

short pose figure drawing

short pose figure drawing

short pose figure drawing


Mon, 2013-11-04 20:36

Just working the old pencil.

Six drawings of the same lemon, each with different lighting.



drawing figures again!

Wed, 2013-06-26 18:44

Summer's here, so I plan to spend at least several hours a week in open studio, drawing figures. Here are two drawings from my first session in months.

As always, click to embiggen on Flickr.

20 minutes:

figure in charcoal

20 minutes:

figure in charcoal

Here's a portrait from last fall:
portrait in charcoal

unfinished pencil self-portrait

Mon, 2013-04-29 22:51

I'm back on that pencil horse!

Unfinished self-portrait for my Aesthetics of Drawing class at Gage.

Click to embiggen at Flickr.

unfinished pencil self portrait

Goltzius master copy

Tue, 2011-12-06 18:10

I started studying figure drawing this fall, with a class (Foundation Drawing I) at Gage Academy in Seattle. I did many, many short (1-20 minute) drawings of models in charcoal, which were then just erased, using the drawing pad like a blackboard. I don't have a lot to show, but I made a lot of progress.

I did do this master copy of a Goltzius drawing, which I think looks pretty good, even in its unfinished state.

Click to see it a bit larger at Flickr.

Goltzius master copy

drawing exercises

Sat, 2010-10-16 15:45

I'm taking Foundation Drawing I this fall at Gage Academy in Seattle. My instructor is the terrific Magaret Davidson. Here are two of the drawings I've done for the class. Click to go to Flickr and see them lots bigger.

A round thing, not an egg though.
round natural thing, not an egg

Striped cloth. The idea is to create form via both shadow and pattern.
striped cloth pencil drawing

ink drawing

Tue, 2010-06-29 21:15

Today was my first day of my Drawing in Ink class at Gage. I made two drawings.

The first is a copy of a drawing by Raphael of Michelangelo's David.
pen and ink - raphael copy

The second is a rubber ducky, drawn from "life".

pen and ink - rubber ducky

(Click the drawings for larger versions at Flickr.)

I think I'm off to a good start.