Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lazar Angelov pencil drawing

17x11" Charcoal/Pastel

$300-click for info

When it comes to drawing, my favorite subject is human anatomy. I find the intricacies so amazing to draw when I think about the human body as a machine of strength, but it is not just a machine, it is accomanied by emotional determination. When thoughts like these emerge, images of my favorite bodybuilders appear within my mind. I have quite a few that I admire and most recently, I discovered Lazar Angelov. A perfect picture of strength and modivation as a human machine.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Charcoal Portrait Drawing, Male Model

'Sight's Set'
11x14 Inch Charcoal


When I decided on drawing this portrait in particular I asked myself if I really knew how to draw hair. A challenging task to accomplish when faced with a blank sheet of strathmore paper before me. Since part of the head is cropped I knew I needed to really evaluate how I was going to start, the thought of it was quite daunting! I had to think of his hair more as a roman sculpture of sorts, rather than individual hairs so that I didn't overwhelm myself by thinking of the end result too early. Once I blocked in the darkest parts and left the lightest parts untouched I was able to finally start thinking of detail and the way stands of hairs fell over the undulating forms of other clumps of hair.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

11x14 inch charcoal

$600-click for info

I drew Michelangelo's 'David' a few years ago but I had been thinking about drawing detail close ups for quite some time now. The face is most striking (besides the hands) so I thought I'd start here. 17 hours later and here we are. I used layers of crosshatching (no blending involved) building up the lights and darks with generals charcoal and wolff's carbon pencils on a fog blue paper. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

nude female charcoal pencil chalk drawing "Sporatic Moonlight"


"Sporadic Moonlight" 2014
18x24 inches
I think it was about time to add some new drawings of classical female nudes but thought it may be an extra challenge to add some nice fabric folds in the study.