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
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
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
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
On Monday, April 8th, 2019, I submitted three drawings into the juried 45th Annual Prairie Art Exhibit, held inside the Studio 96 Gallery in Sterling, Kansas. The juror was Jim Clements, whose oil paintings have been awarded both nationally and internationally, so I was very nervous, yet excited to see if my work would be acceptable to someone of his caliber. Continue reading Awarded 2nd Place and Merit in Recent Juried Art Exhibit
I’m needing to clear out some of my old inventory on some of my older select prints, so therefore, it’s time for a LIQUIDATION SALE! If you or perhaps someone you know is interested in owning a piece of my art at a greatly reduced price, then be certain to check out this offer and share the link to others! Prices INCLUDE shipping on ALL LISTED PIECES for those who live within the 50 States of the United States of America. This LIQUIDATION SALE is good until midnight Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Thank you for any interest! Continue reading LIQUIDATION SALE – on select prints
Hope everyone had a good weekend.
Just finished this charcoal figure drawing of model “Monica” a few minutes ago. Still debating on whether I want to put in a background or not. Continue reading Monica – charcoal figure drawing
I just recently completed another charcoal portraiture, this time of Denzel Washington from the Hollywood remake of “The Magnificent Seven”. I have only a few more western theme portraits to complete, but I will also be drawing other subjects in between the portraits. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading Denzel Washington – charcoal portraiture