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I WON!!! My first award!

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!

AWARD

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From Out of The Mist

I’m going to write quite a bit about this drawing because there are lots of things that I want to discuss regarding how this piece came together and many of the things I had to consider. But since I know there are really impatient people, I’ll suggest you scroll down to the bottom of the blog to see the “finished” result.  Continue reading From Out of The Mist

“Essence” – Pounce Bag Portraiture

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

Pounce Bag Model Portrait

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

Francis Benfatto – NITRAM charcoal on Legion Lenox 100 paper and review

I just completed this figure drawing today of famous body builder, Francis Benfatto, using a new type of drawing paper that I have never tried before. So, if you are simply interested in seeing the “final result”, you can simply scroll down to the bottom of the post. However, if you’re interested in reading my opinion regarding Legion Lenox 100 drawing paper, then feel free to read at your leisure. Continue reading Francis Benfatto – NITRAM charcoal on Legion Lenox 100 paper and review

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

“THE NAIAD” – pure charcoal figure drawing

Today’s drawing is a bit unusual for me; unusual in the sense that I have never done a charcoal drawing using only one type of charcoal and only a few grades. This drawing was rendered entirely in NITRAM H, HB and B charcoal batons.  All I can say is that it is definitely a different experience but I really liked the outcome of it. Read on if you’re interested to see what I created, otherwise, scroll down to the bottom to see.  Continue reading “THE NAIAD” – pure charcoal figure drawing

YA GONNA EAT ALL THAT? – carbon, charcoal and graphite drawing.

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.

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.

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