Sunday, November 29, 2009


Just a tree, no reference for this.something from the imagination. Hope all had a good Thangsgiving day. I stayed home and enjoyed peace and quiet while the wife went off to be with her family. No turkey on Thursday but did get myself a nice steak to enjoy with my solitude and the wife bought a turkey which we had today so was good all around.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Young Lady, head and shoulders

This girl is inspired from a photo I have on my hard drive, an auction I bid on but didn't win, someone wanted it more then I. I kept the image though, not that you can tell from my drawing ( I have changed her a lot) as the girl in the photo has a haunting beauty about her.

The drawing is Neocolor II, pen and ink and some watercolor pencil, not everything in my toolbox but spreading it around a little.

For anyone that checks the photo blog I haven't posted there for a good while and do intend to start up again but maybe focused more on the ads then photos, mix of both at least. I always feel like the photos don't mean much to most people as I lack information for many of them. Usually I buy them because I just like the image and the info was never there or sometimes I have carelessly lost it. Anyway if you like the old magazine ads check there in the next week or so and I will have something new up.

I wish all that read this a happy and safe Thangsgiving.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009


Posting has become more infrequent I know, not that I have abandoned it but just haven't had anything much I wanted to share lately. I scanned a few drawings today that I have done lately and will likely post them in the next few days. This one is like so many, loosely based on a vintage picture of a house that I liked.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


This started out to be an ink sketch I was going to add watercolor to but I got carried away with the ink so not sure now if I will try to add color. When you do too much inking it makes it harder to add color I suppose because the ink soaks in and fills the paper fiber and leaves little room for the pigment of the paint.. I have a couple other sketches in the wings that I didn't take too far and have some new watercolor I want to try out so will likely post them soon.