Saturday, June 27, 2009

Charles Dana Gibson

I've been looking at my Charles Dana Gibson book lately for some inspiration. Taking it out with me sketching one night, I sat down and drew this first sketch. Then, I sat back and looked at the book for a while with a cup of tea.

When I had finished looking at the book, the guy I had just drawn was still there so I drew him again, this time allowing aspects of Gibson's style to influence me. It's nice to try new things and it's interesting to see the two side by side. Gibson also inspired me to take out my old dip pen and do some drawing in ink, that's coming up in future posts.

and here's another in my regular style.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Another Monday night portrait...

Oil, 11" x 14"

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Carpenter's Pencil

For this first one I was using a carpenter's pencil. I use graphite sticks sometimes for larger figure drawings so I thought I would try it out in my sketchbook. Although this drawing came out alright, I found it a little clumsy in a small space so I think I'll stick to the mechanical pencil for now.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I've been working on texture a bit lately, and this one makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere.

Oil, 16" x 20" (click to enlarge)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

More Pencils

Sketches from the coffee shop.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Another Monday night portrait...

Oil, 14" x 18"