My first sketch of an 1860s-era steam locomotive, 4-4-0 configuration. I plan to create a series of these locomotive drawings as a tribute to these classic machines.
Freda's coat is starting to come together now. I start to show the dramatic lighting by beginning work on the blinds, plus her shadow. She is relieved to actually have a place to sit now!
Freda now has a complete coat, except for the fact that it is a bit light. I'll accent that more later. At this point, I wanted to start to tie in the background to her, so I started building up the window sill with a combination of an HB woodless pencil and a 2H.
This is a thumbnail of a thumbnail-size sketch of my finished painting, “Fishing Buddies.”
The original can be found here.
I plan to produce this as an original oil painting. I am thinking of using a red color scheme for the boat trim. I will probably set it in early morning, so cool morning light is called for here.
(Drawing from life) pencil sketch of my wife.
Freda in window, update number two. I began by defining the head and body with a 2H woodless pencil, followed by a light covering of a HB pencil.
My goal is to post sketches of works in progress, older sketches, and past roughs of projects I have been a part of over the years. This sketch became a pen and ink drawing in its final iteration.
I have just started my latest graphite drawing, “Freda in the Window.” This is a rough sketch to get the placement and composition situated on the paper.
Face it, our precious cats are more companions than pets to us! They provide love, joy and friendship throughout our time as their cat guardians. I designed this 12-month 2015 calendar, and features contented (maybe even a little spoiled) cats! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Alley Cat Allies, and to a Jackson County, Mississippi animal foster and rescue group.