I’m posting a recent commissioned piece that was actually completed back in April as an anniversary gift. Unfortunately, due to the shutdown of many businesses during the “pandemic”, the frame was delayed and was not available for delivery until recently. So after the lovely lady received her present, I was granted permission to post the drawing.
This piece was drawn from a photograph which appeared on the front page of the Fort Hays, Kansas newspaper back in mid-Winter this year, 2020. The steam engine is known as “Big Boy” and was driven across the State of Kansas as a sort of nostalgic awareness. It was very impressive to witness due to its enormous size. Hope you enjoy.
The first photo is the actual reference used. The second is the commissioned drawing in its proper frame. I’ve added a few photographs showing some closeups below.
I finished another butterfly and flower drawing last night using the same materials as the last one. Only difference is that I have more than one flower instead of just a single flower and its of a different specie than the last. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading “FLEETING BEAUTY” – butterfly and flower carbon drawing
Posting an untitled butterfly and flower monochromatic carbon and charcoal drawing today. I’ll post the progress photos as well as the finished result. There really isn’t much to write about but I’ll give some simple background information to the process.
Continue reading Butterfly and flower drawing
Greetings, Dear Followers!
Starting tomorrow June 22, and running until July 31st, 2019, I am offering a 10% discount on all my artwork on display inside the Two Palominos. This includes both prints and originals. All are fully framed. There’s just one catch in order to qualify for the discount…. Continue reading Just A Little “FYI” – update
Just wanted to let any followers/readers of the blog who may live nearby, that I will be showing my more recent and newest drawings inside the Pratt Public Library located at 401 South Jackson Str, Pratt, Kansas.
The Pratt City Art Walk begins at 6 p.m and goes until 8 p.m. Most artist will be within 100 yard walking distance of each other and their booths will be located inside Paradise Restaurant, Pratt Public Library, and the Vernon Filley Art Museum. Hope to see you there!
Since I am currently practicing some figure sketch and am so very fond of Ilya Repin’s work, I decided to try my hand at another mastercopy from images found on Google’s image search for “Repin Academy of Arts drawings”. This was much more challenging… Continue reading Another Repin Academy sketch
Sorry about any delays in posting to the blog but I’ve found I get a much greater amount of feedback and interaction via instagram. So, if you want to see my work a lot more regularly and see “work in progess” videos and photos, you can follow me on Instagram @mark_thimesch. Today’s post is a simple sketch I rendered Sunday afternoon. Continue reading Ilya Repin style sketch
Just finished this drawing last night. I rendered it as a personal tribute of sorts, for the Spanish Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. I substituted the original white horse for one of my favorite colored horses, which you’ll soon see. Drawn mostly using a 6B Wolffs carbon pencil with a little bit of Nitram HB charcoal for the softer areas. Hope you enjoy. I’ve provided some close ups of the drawing so that you can see the details. Continue reading “The Spanish Dancer” – horse drawing
I ran out of my normal drawing paper, so I decided to try a smooth skin portrait drawing using Strathmore 300 bristol vellum to see if my method of charcoal drawing could create a decent rendition of smooth skin. I utilized a friend and instagram follower of mine for the subject. It was very challenging drawing on a vellum surface. Continue reading “The Look” charcoal portraiture
I recently completed a simple sketch yesterday, working on developing contrasts and lighting. The purpose was to render as much of the figure I could with enough detail in just under two hours. I stopped at an hour-and-a-half. Generals charcoal on Strathmore 300 bristol smooth. Continue reading “A Time To Herself” – quick charcoal figure sketch