Tag Archives: pencil drawing

L’INNOCENCE – charcoal tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

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

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A LITTLE COAXING – charcoal and carbon tribute to William Adolphe Bouguereau

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

CLINT EASTWOOD “Blondie” – Part III of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” tribute.

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.

OFF THE BACK PORCH – recent drawing commission (carbon and charcoal)

Good Day!

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)

ELI WALLACH “Tuco” – Part II “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” drawing

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

SERENITY – recent commissioned charcoal 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

HEADIN’ HOME – charcoal and carbon drawing

While rearranging my artwork, I came across three old pieces of art that I had set aside to eventually be either culled (thrown away), or posted FOR SALE to any interested buyer.  The drawing is of a local barn but the horses, the fence, and the trees, and the windmill, are of my own making. I entitled this piece “Headin’ Home” and it is for sale.  Continue reading HEADIN’ HOME – charcoal and carbon drawing

LEE VAN CLEEF – “Angel Eyes”: Part I Tribute to “THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY” (charcoal on carbon)

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)

TO THE UNKNOWN LAND – tribute to Edmund Leighton and Mothers everywhere

Edmund Leighton is a little known artist, yet his work can be seen most everywhere; from coffee houses, restaurants, shopping malls, book covers, art museums, as well as posters at Michael’s and other novelty and art stores. If I showed you one of his paintings you would most likely say:”Oh. Yeah. I’ve seen that before.”, yet rarely is his name associated with such works.  Continue reading TO THE UNKNOWN LAND – tribute to Edmund Leighton and Mothers everywhere

JOHN WAYNE in “RIO BRAVO” – Tribute in portraiture to an American Icon

I have many friends from foreign countries, many friends, and almost every one has told me over and over again: “Mark. You have no idea how much Hollywood has influenced the culture, even our culture.”, so says my friend Bernardo from Croatia, Flavio from Italy, Gaurav from India, and Malkiv from Bulgaria.  All of these gentlemen are near my age to slightly younger, and they all have a passion for the iconic actors and actresses of Hollywood yesteryear. And their favorites mostly come from the old, great westerns.  Continue reading JOHN WAYNE in “RIO BRAVO” – Tribute in portraiture to an American Icon