This is the last in a three-part series paying tribute to W. A. Bouguereau. The Young Shepherdess is my attempt at capturing Bouguereau’s realistic attributes that he so intimately places within each of his paintings, only I utilized charcoal and some carbon instead of oils. Continue reading THE YOUNG SHEPHERDESS – Part III
Here is the second drawing in a series of three, commemorating William Adolphe Bouguereau and his Shepherdess series. Today’s drawing is of his painting Pastourelle. I’ve done a write-up detailing the steps I used to draw this particular piece. If you simply want to look at the photographs, feel free to simply skip over the written material. Enjoy! Oh! And don’t forget to leave a comment or “like”
As some of my readers may know, William Adolphe Bouguereau ranks among one of my top ten favorite painters of all time. His works are both beautiful and breath-taking to behold. While there are many of his works that I would love to render in charcoal, time may not allow me to replicate each one, so I’ve become rather choosy. Continue reading L’INNOCENCE – charcoal tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Okay folks! I think I’m going to simply post the finished results first before I go into any of the detailed process of how I created today’s drawing. I’d like to thank J.B. for providing part of the subject matter and my sister Yvonne for helping out with the title. Continue reading YA GONNA EAT ALL THAT? – carbon, charcoal and graphite drawing.
There’s something about many of the 19th century and early 20th century painters that just captivates my imagination. Not having any formal education into the arts, much less a common perusal, I’m not capable of recognizing the style, naming the technique, nor even telling the difference in media. I simply see something that I like and leave it at that. And William Adolphe Bouguereau is simply one of my many favorites. Continue reading A LITTLE COAXING – charcoal and carbon tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau
Finally! Here it is! The final charcoal and carbon portraiture drawing commemorating the classic, Hollywood western known as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. I end this series with Clint Eastwood, who played the fast drawing bounty hunter “Blondie”, wearing his signature poncho, battered hat, and burning stogie. Continue reading CLINT EASTWOOD “Blondie” – Part III of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” tribute.
Today’s post is regarding a recent commission I was asked to draw, and it is another nature scene which focuses mostly on mood and setting versus detail and colorful beauty. The scene is what one would experience if stepping off the back porch of this particular residence, at the wee hours of the morning just before sunrise. Continue reading OFF THE BACK PORCH – recent drawing commission (carbon and charcoal)
Okay folks. Here is my second portraiture for Part II in the series for my tribute to the Hollywood western movie classic The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Just going to show pictures first and the write-up will be placed below for those who are simply “lookee Lous” so they can skip the details. Continue reading ELI WALLACH “Tuco” – Part II “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” drawing
Today I’m posting a recent drawing commission of a favorite fishing spot that I was asked to render. Not much of a story for me to tell other than a few bits and pieces about what I used to create the piece. I can say that the person who gets to fish there sure is lucky…..and it ain’t Kansas either. Continue reading SERENITY – recent commissioned charcoal drawing
Okay. I want everyone who thinks that the GREATEST classic western movie ever made was, is, and always will be: “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. Come on now. Raise your hands. You know it – I know it. So, come on now…don’t be shy. You know you want to. Yeah…..THERE you go. Much better. Huh? Wait a second! Wait just a second! Terry Lynn! Don’t make me come over there and kick your backside! You get that hand up! Ahhhhhhh….there….much better. Much better. Now…let’s continue, shall we? Continue reading LEE VAN CLEEF – “Angel Eyes”: Part I Tribute to “THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY” (charcoal on carbon)