Another Repin Academy sketch

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

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Ilya Repin style sketch

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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

“The Spanish Dancer” – horse drawing

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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

“The Look” charcoal portraiture

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

“A Time To Herself” – quick charcoal figure sketch

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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

Rick “The Muse” – quick charcoal portraiture

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Posting a quick portrait drawing I did this afternoon. I’m posting the reference photo, the tools I used, and the final result.  It’s pretty basic but I’m happy with the end result considering the speed at which it was drawn. I’d like to be able to draw a semi-realistic portrait in about two hours. This one was just a bit over that limit. Continue reading Rick “The Muse” – quick charcoal portraiture

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

Just in time for Mother’s Day, I am now offering the original floral drawings that are part of my “Botanical” series for available purchase.  Prices are listed below, along with a photo of each piece and every drawing is fully framed and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity. There are discounts for first time buyers, and BIGGER discounts for repeat customers.  Be sure to read all the way through because there are some extra-special offers that apply to everyone! Sale ends May 17th, 2019.

And just to let you know: no prints nor scans were made for future reproductions. These are original drawings and one of a kind. They would make great wedding gifts, graduation gifts, or even a great Mother’s Day gift!  And remember: if you live within an hour-and-a-half drive, I’ll deliver your purchase for free! Thank you for your interest. Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

PATRON’S AWARD winner – People’s choice award

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Today was the final day for the 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit. Previously, I had listed the two awards earned from the juried exhibit. Today, I was given a third award: The Patron’s Award. For more information on this award, please continue reading. Continue reading PATRON’S AWARD winner – People’s choice award

“The Botanicals” – some framed and on display

Trying to choose the right frame can be the most difficult part of displaying your art for others.  Choose the wrong frame, and the piece just looks bad. Choose the right frame and the piece looks good. But choose the perfect frame and your art will look wonderful! Continue reading “The Botanicals” – some framed and on display

TWO ORIGINALS FOR SALE

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This past Fall, I participated in Vernon Filley Art Museum’s first ever “Call To Artists” show, which ran from early October, 2018 until April 13th, 2019.  The two pieces I submitted for jury and display are now back home, and they are looking for a permanent home. These are ORIGINALS, not prints. Continue reading TWO ORIGINALS FOR SALE