Category Archives: figure drawing

“Trinity” – simple charcoal portraiture


Going to show a simple charcoal portraiture I was recently commission for. Simple in that I did not go into great detail with the person’s drapery (clothing). The main focus was to be on the individual’s face and hair, so that is basically what I did. But, there is enough detail there to hopefully be able to easily discern who the person is. Enjoy. Continue reading “Trinity” – simple charcoal portraiture


Jeune Bergere Debout “Young Shepherdess Standing” – charcoal

Greetings!  Hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a great holiday.

“Young Shepherdess Standing” is my fourth and final drawing in the ‘shepherdess’ series of William Adolphe Bougeureau tributes.  I’ll make a small slide show at the end of this posting so you can see all of them together. Continue reading Jeune Bergere Debout “Young Shepherdess Standing” – charcoal

“The Lily” – charcoal drawing

Finished this piece earlier today. I know I mentioned once before (perhaps on facebook) that I wasn’t going to do any more floral drawings for the rest of the year. Well, due to some brainstorming and some feedback from a few places around the globe, I’ve decided to extend the floral drawings a bit, and so I present this little piece to you for viewing. Continue reading “The Lily” – charcoal drawing

SALE: REDUCED PRICES on FOUR select prints

UPDATE: only THREE select prints as of 3:30 p.m. 11/06/2018


Just wanting to let readers know that I am running a sale this week on FOUR select prints that I have in stock. I’ve dropped the prices to as low as I can possibly go and I’m offering a flat rate of $7.00 on shipping and insurance costs. The FOUR PRINTS and their prices are listed below. Thank you for any interest you may have and be sure to pass this along to friend who may be interested.

JOHN WAYNE – RIO BRAVO  SIZE: 14 x 17  PRICE: $70.00 (2 in stock)


SHARING A SECRET  SIZE: 11 x 14  PRICE: $55.00  (2 in stock)

CUNNINGHAM TRAIN DEPOT 1895  SIZE: 11 x 14  PRICE: $60.00 (1 left)  JUST SOLD!!

Once these print sizes are gone, two of the images will no longer be made available and the other two will only be available in limited edition print sizes.  Thank you and have a great day!




“Larry Scott” – figure drawing

Did a quick sketch today of a very young Larry Scott, who would go on to become the first-ever “Mr. Olympia” in 1965, then repeat his accomplishment in 1966. “The Stormin Mormon” was his nickname and understandable, if you were to witness his workouts in the gym and the amazing reception he received from the crowds as he would walk out on stage.  Continue reading “Larry Scott” – figure drawing

“The Woman” – charcoal sketch

Since opening up my copy of Henry Yan’s book on figure drawing, I’ve decided to perform my own sketch using a model that is available here. I’m seriously thinking of turning this into a long drawing, i.e., an archival piece, something I normally do.  Continue reading “The Woman” – charcoal sketch

3rd Henry Yan mastercopy – female figure drawing

This is the third and final mastercopy of Henry Yan that I am going to do. I wanted to draw three of his pieces in order to understand his approach at drawing the human figure and why he uses “blocking in” the way he does. His style creates a very aesthetic looking drawing in my opinion. Have some pointers regarding these drawings that I will cover in this post, so if you are interested, then read on. Otherwise, enjoy the pics.  Continue reading 3rd Henry Yan mastercopy – female figure drawing

2nd Henry Yan mastercopy – figure drawing

I’m beginning to understand more and more how Yan uses the heavier charcoal to block in (shadows) the overall figure. He then creates disappearing edges within those shadows, allowing for an aesthetic appeal that allows the observer’s eyes to fill in the details. His use of hard and soft edges in the high-lighted areas creates a nice border which keeps the eyes centered towards the high-lighted areas and main subject.  Continue reading 2nd Henry Yan mastercopy – figure drawing

Henry Yan mastercopy – nude figure drawing

I was approached by several people over the past month during my two shows for Final Fridays, all asking if I drew nudes or had experience in drawing nudes. Sadly, the only thing I had were too detailed and they were looking for something “soft and less detailed”. So….  Continue reading Henry Yan mastercopy – nude figure drawing

“A Bashful Beauty” – charcoal drawing

Good Evening!

Just finished this one about ten minutes ago, so I snapped a photo using the smart phone and decided to post it to the blog. This completes the third and final drawing in this “Beauty” series.  Soon to be framed like the other two. Enjoy.  Continue reading “A Bashful Beauty” – charcoal drawing