Sunday, May 29, 2011

Heading in the Right Direction

Dave Near the Window
Pencil on paper, 9" x 9"

This is Dave. Well, it is kind of Dave. A close likeness, though I do see wonky things in my drawing. For the love of pete, this is my best today and my paper simply won't take anymore erasing. I've worn it thin in spots. When the pose is not quite straight ahead, there is the slightest difference in distance between the features on the left side vs. the right side.

But I do see improvement in my drawing skills. Hence the title of my post: I am heading in the right direction.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Over the Shoulder Look

Pencil on paper, 10" x 12"

This young woman is made up of features from several people. She looks oddly familiar to me - I suppose that I got to know her as I was drawing her. Since I created her, I had the honour of naming her, too.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Heads Up

Pencil on paper
11" x 14"

This is Ellen, one of my daughters. I"m happy about getting closer to a likeness. And I figured out how to add a slide show to my blog. You probably noticed ... over on the left side of the screen.

Most of my drawings and paintings that I posted in the past couple of years are in the slide show.To stop on any picture, hover your mouse over it. Controls will appear onscreen to stop, go forward or back.

To view any picture in a larger size, click on it. A new window will open with a full size picture and access to the entire gallery on Google Picasa. Thanks for looking.