Sunday, March 1, 2015


11x14 inch charcoal

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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"


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"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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Great Horned Owl

"Great Horned Owl" 2014

This was my very first attempt at drawing birds of prey and all intricacies of feathers. I haven't had this much fun drawing in quite a while and I think it's because it really put me to the test as far as keeping my eye focused on the finer details. 8x10 inch 


Monday, March 24, 2014

Chiaroscuro female nude drawing

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"Chiaroscuro" 24x12 inches white pastel
It has been quite a while since I've drawn a female nude and I'm very interested to working on the skill of drawing them so now is a better time than any to start again. I've gotten so used to paying attention to every undulating form of the human body so it'll take some practice to notice some of those subtleties beneath the surface of soft features.

Vein hands Maxfield Parrish style

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"Veiny Hands" 8x12 inch pastel
I've always been an admirer of Maxfield Parrish's work and the way he'd use warm lights along with cool shadows to produce a certain mood and I wanted to get some practice in on this concept. My love is not so much of landscapes but anatomy or the human body so I just tried to combine the two things I love involved in art.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Tendons of the Hand Pastel Drawing

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"Tendons" 11x17 inch charcoal
The intricacies of the hands are quite intriguing for me to draw. It fascinates me to draw them while keeping in mind what the undulating forms really mean as I shade with the white chalk. The bones, the muscle structure, veins, tendons, and how they all come together to create as much emotions as a facial expression can evoke.