Portraiture – Meet “MARIS”

As most readers know, I’m not a big fan of graphite. However, it has its uses and I like to use it when creating, or enhancing certain features within some of my drawings.  Just…not many of them.  Continue reading Portraiture – Meet “MARIS”

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THE YOUNG SHEPHERDESS – Part III

This is the last in a three-part series paying tribute to W. A. Bouguereau. The Young Shepherdess is my attempt at capturing Bouguereau’s realistic attributes that he so intimately places within each of his paintings, only I utilized charcoal and some carbon instead of oils.  Continue reading THE YOUNG SHEPHERDESS – Part III

PASTOURELLE – tribute to Bouguereau

Okay, folks!

Here is the second drawing in a series of three, commemorating William Adolphe Bouguereau and his Shepherdess series.  Today’s drawing is of his painting Pastourelle.  I’ve done a write-up detailing the steps I used to draw this particular piece. If you simply want to look at the photographs, feel free to simply skip over the written material.  Enjoy!  Oh!  And don’t forget to leave a comment or “like”

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A LITTLE SHEPHERDESS – tribute

Just finished this early this morning and wanted to get it posted to the blog before I start my next project. This one is my attempt at drawing ‘A Little Shepherdess” by William Adolphe Bouguereau. I changed the eyes on this drawing simply because I’ve never been fond of how Bourguereau makes his eyes all the same. I call them “chocolate chip” eyes and sometimes they’re great and other times they’re overkill.  Continue reading A LITTLE SHEPHERDESS – tribute

RUNNING FROM THE STORM

I’m posting the final result first, followed by the written details of what I used to draw this latest picture. So, if you are interested in reading about how this drawing came together, then please continue reading. Otherwise, you can simply click to open this post and see the larger picture for yourself.  Caveat: The pictures from this cellphone seem to distort the subjects a bit. I need to invest in a high quality camera. Oh well – Enjoy!  Continue reading RUNNING FROM THE STORM

“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” – Now offered in AVAILABLE PRINTS

They’re here!  Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, and Clint Eastwood complete character portraiture trilogy in honor of the classic, Hollywood western: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, are now offered as AVAILABLE PRINTS Here is what you get:

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L’INNOCENCE – charcoal tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

As some of my readers may know, William Adolphe Bouguereau ranks among one of my top ten favorite painters of all time. His works are both beautiful and breath-taking to behold. While there are many of his works that I would love to render in charcoal, time may not allow me to replicate each one, so I’ve become rather choosy.  Continue reading L’INNOCENCE – charcoal tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

YA GONNA EAT ALL THAT? – carbon, charcoal and graphite drawing.

Okay folks! I think I’m going to simply post the finished results first before I go into any of the detailed process of how I created today’s drawing. I’d like to thank J.B. for providing part of the subject matter and my sister Yvonne for helping out with the title. Continue reading YA GONNA EAT ALL THAT? – carbon, charcoal and graphite drawing.

A LITTLE COAXING – charcoal and carbon tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

There’s something about many of the 19th century and early 20th century painters that just captivates my imagination. Not having any formal education into the arts, much less a common perusal, I’m not capable of recognizing the style, naming the technique, nor even telling the difference in media. I simply see something that I like and leave it at that. And William Adolphe Bouguereau is simply one of my many favorites.  Continue reading A LITTLE COAXING – charcoal and carbon tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

CLINT EASTWOOD “Blondie” – Part III of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” tribute.

Finally! Here it is! The final charcoal and carbon portraiture drawing commemorating the classic, Hollywood western known as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I end this series with Clint Eastwood, who played the fast drawing bounty hunter “Blondie”, wearing his signature poncho, battered hat, and burning stogie.  Continue reading CLINT EASTWOOD “Blondie” – Part III of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” tribute.