Tag Archives: figurative art

“Tatiana” – simple charcoal portraiture

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Just posting a simple charcoal portraiture of “Tatiana” today. I classify this portrait as “simple” because I did not spend time rendering detail in the drapery or worrying about every single curl of the hair. I’ve provided a reference photo for comparison.  Continue reading “Tatiana” – simple charcoal portraiture


“In Darkness, My Madness Comforts Me” – charcoal portrait/figure drawing

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Trying something a bit different. Still working with charcoal but this time a little bit of an expressionistic twist. Don’t worry. It’s not a nude. Continue reading “In Darkness, My Madness Comforts Me” – charcoal portrait/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

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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

“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 White Shrub Rose” – charcoal

The fourth in a series of botanical drawings. I have ONE more to go. Can you guess what it will be?  Well, until the next drawing, I hope you enjoy this little gem – “The White Shrub Rose”. Continue reading “The White Shrub Rose” – 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

“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

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