Category Archives: nude figure drawing

Just A Little “FYI” – update

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

ART WALK – Pratt, Kansas June 20 6 -8 p.m.


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!

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

Ilya Repin style 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

“A Time To Herself” – quick charcoal figure sketch

Good Day!

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

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

“A Bedtime Story” – charcoal nude drawing

A simple nude drawing I did last night to practice rendering cast, soft and core shadows. Drawing the human figure can be VERY difficult, especially when working on a very toothy paper, such as Canson Edition.  The title of the story showing in the opened book is a parody on the young Woman’s instagram handle.  Cheers!

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Charcoal Figure Sketch – Nude

Good Day!

Just a little practice figure sketching last night of a nude model. Wanted to just simply focus on flowing lines and giving my brain an exercise in size, symmetry and proportion. Added a little aesthetic appeal around the edges. Nitram charcoal on Fabriano water-color paper. Just a little over three hours of work. Continue reading Charcoal Figure Sketch – Nude

“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