This is going to be pretty short and straight forward post with the photos showing progress and completion. I drew this using Wolff’s 6B carbon pencil in a manner that is similar to some of my older long drawings. Enjoy.  Continue reading UNTAMED


From Out of The Mist

I’m going to write quite a bit about this drawing because there are lots of things that I want to discuss regarding how this piece came together and many of the things I had to consider. But since I know there are really impatient people, I’ll suggest you scroll down to the bottom of the blog to see the “finished” result.  Continue reading From Out of The Mist

“Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

This is the last of my attempts at trying to master a pounce bag. I think I’m getting the hang of it and also have learned to control the pouncing when putting down the charcoal media, where the last two were crazy, with charcoal all over the surface.  Ugh!  Oh well. Gotta learn somehow.  Not going to give much details on this one, just going to post the finished product. Let me know what you think, please. Continue reading “Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

Pounce Bag Model Portrait

I just finished this today but started on it this past Friday. Should have been done Friday night but family came over and more showed up over the weekend, so got really side-tracked.  Anyway, I’m going to simply post the results with a few close-ups, then give a short bit of information regarding the pounce bag and using acetone for water effects. Continue reading Pounce Bag Model Portrait

Sophia Loren – pounce bag and a pencil

I’m attempting a new method of drawing portraiture – pouncing.  My first portrait using this method involves the beautiful Sophia Loren. Sadly, my drawing does not do her justice. Since I am so used to my “photo-realism” style, I had to not only learn how to apply the media differently, but to learn to draw with the bag as well. Not easy. Continue reading Sophia Loren – pounce bag and a pencil

“The Younger Brother (Two)”

I just completed this drawing of William Adolphe Bourguereau’s oil painting “The Younger Brother (two)”, rendered in charcoal and graphite on Stonehenge Aqua water-color paper. This piece was drawn in order to test the quality of this paper for drawing and I’ll be giving a review of that as well.  Continue reading “The Younger Brother (Two)”

Francis Benfatto – NITRAM charcoal on Legion Lenox 100 paper and review

I just completed this figure drawing today of famous body builder, Francis Benfatto, using a new type of drawing paper that I have never tried before. So, if you are simply interested in seeing the “final result”, you can simply scroll down to the bottom of the post. However, if you’re interested in reading my opinion regarding Legion Lenox 100 drawing paper, then feel free to read at your leisure. Continue reading Francis Benfatto – NITRAM charcoal on Legion Lenox 100 paper and review

“Boys And A Wagon” – charcoal and carbon

Sometimes when drawing a picture, you reach a point where you think you are finished, yet after coming back to it a few days later, you see it with fresh eyes and state to yourself:”Hmm….sommmmmmethin’s miss’n.” and you can’t figure what it is. Continue reading “Boys And A Wagon” – charcoal and carbon

“The Silver Warrior” – Frank Frazetta tribute: charcoal and carbon

This is just a quick post showing one of my originals FINALLY getting put into a frame. Something I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. Amazing what a frame and good matting can do for a mediocre to decent drawing.  Continue reading “The Silver Warrior” – Frank Frazetta tribute: charcoal and carbon

A Valentine’s Day portraiture

I was approached by the local mechanic here in town to commission a portrait of his wife for St. Valentine’s Day. When I came to pick up the reference photo, I started inquiring about size, framing, time of completion, etc. As he spoke about his wife, he literally beamed with excitement and joy as his words came forth from his mouth like he was still a newly wed.  It was truly wonderful to hear and see. Continue reading A Valentine’s Day portraiture