Category Archives: figure drawing

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

“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

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

Awarded 2nd Place and Merit in Recent Juried Art Exhibit

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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

LIQUIDATION SALE – on select prints

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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

Monica – charcoal figure drawing

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

Denzel Washington – charcoal portraiture

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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

Morgan Freeman “Unforgiven” – charcoal portrait drawing

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Just completed another western portrait drawing of Hollywood actor, Morgan Freeman, from the movie “Unforgiven”. Hard to believe it’s been well over twenty-seven (27) years since that movie was made. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading Morgan Freeman “Unforgiven” – charcoal portrait drawing