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
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
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
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
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
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 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!
Continue reading “A Bedtime Story” – charcoal nude drawing
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
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
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