portraits

charcoal portrait

Sat, 2012-11-03 21:42

A new portrait drawing done in my portrait drawing class at Gage Academy.

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charcoal portrait

charcoal portraits

Thu, 2012-10-11 11:50

Two portrait drawings from two separate classes with the same model.

Vine charcoal and white charcoal on Kraft paper.

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charcoal portraits

pencil drawing - John Simmons

Thu, 2010-12-23 14:37

I finished this drawing of a LOC photograph of John Simmons some time ago but just got around to digitizing it today. Click through for bigger version(s).

John Simmons in pencil

drawing #59

Mon, 2009-06-29 20:14

A pencil sketch of Senator William Stone (1848-1918), from a photograph at the LOC.

pencil sketch of Senator William Stone

drawing #57 and 58

Sun, 2009-06-28 23:18

More pencil work, of photographs from the Library of Congress.

William Whittemore (a rather cartoonish warmup)
pencil sketch of William Whittemore

Florence Macbeth (as often happens with me, the eyes are overworked and too dark, but I like the way the nose looks, even if the whole face is a bit skewed)
pencil sketch of Florence Macbeth

drawing #55 and #56

Fri, 2009-06-05 21:36

Back on that pencil horse. Two drawings of men who died young in 1916 from photographs from the Library of Congress.

Early race car driver Bob Burman
bob burman pencil sketch


Aeronautical pioneer Marcel Brindejonc des Moulinais
Brindejonc des Moulinais pencil sketch

drawing #54

Tue, 2009-05-05 23:02

A pencil sketch of big time lawyer W. Morgan Shuster (1877-1960). From a LOC photograph.

pencil sketch of W. Morgan Shuster

drawing #53

Mon, 2009-05-04 22:49

A pencil sketch of Infanta Beatriz of Spain, from a LOC photograph.

Strangely, I added at least ten years to her age: she's a young child in the photo, but my sketch makes her look at least a teenager. Odd.

pencil sketch of Infanta Beatriz of Spain

drawing #50

Wed, 2009-04-08 22:54

More sketching practice. This is Mamie La Barge, from another Lewis Hine photograph in the Library of Congress collection.

pencil sketch of Mamie La Barge

drawing #49

Tue, 2009-03-31 22:50

A pencil sketch of Joyce Yuki Nakamura, from a beautiful Ansel Adams photograph, taken at the Manzanar Relocation Center, California, 1943.

pencil sketch of Joyce Yuki Nakamura