Just wanted to share with my followers that I finished participation in the 56th Annual Hutchinson Art Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas, and I was given an Award of Excellence which included a $100.00 prize money. Thanks to all the followers who post encouragement throughout this last year!
This is the last of my attempts at trying to master a pounce bag. I think I’m getting the hang of it and also have learned to control the pouncing when putting down the charcoal media, where the last two were crazy, with charcoal all over the surface. Ugh! Oh well. Gotta learn somehow. Not going to give much details on this one, just going to post the finished product. Let me know what you think, please. Continue reading “Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture
I just finished this today but started on it this past Friday. Should have been done Friday night but family came over and more showed up over the weekend, so got really side-tracked. Anyway, I’m going to simply post the results with a few close-ups, then give a short bit of information regarding the pounce bag and using acetone for water effects. Continue reading Pounce Bag Model Portrait
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.
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
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