Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Confederate

pencil on 9x 12 inch Strathmore art paper

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acrylic painting of same size     400.00

This pencil drawing was done on Strathmore 9”x 12”, 300 series paper. Also, I have included the original reference photo and a 9”x 12” acrylic painting also created from the same reference. 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Charles Dana Gibson


This illustration is from Scribner’s magazine dated September- November 1890. It is by Charles Dana Gibson who did a series of pen and ink drawings depicting a day in New York. This particular image was labeled The Club.
The gestures, facial expressions and composition all work together to create a suggested narrative of psychological tension between the characters in this picture.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Albert Dorne

    top: borrowed from

     bottom: borrowed from

The top preliminary drawing is for an illustration by Albert Dorne. Albert along with Fred Ludkens founded the Famous Artists School, a correspondence art school. The second picture is a lesson from one of these books.