Monday, December 30, 2013

Waud, Alfred R.


  • Title: The rebel dodge to cover the retreat into Virginia. Flag of truce to look after the wounded
  • Creator(s): Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, artist
  • Date Created/Published: [1862 ca. September]
  • Medium: 1 drawing on tan paper : pencil and Chinese white ; 15.9 x 25.1 cm. (sheet).
  • Summary: Scene drawn during the Maryland Campaign.

Alfred Rudolph Waud (wōd) (October 2, 1828 – April 6, 1891) was an American artist and illustrator, born in London, England. He is most notable for the sketches he made as an artist correspondent during the American Civil War.
From Wikipedia

                         Library of Congress  Prints & Photographs Online Catalog
  • Title: [Union soldiers exchanging salutations with the Confederates at Fredericksburg, Va.]
  • Creator(s): Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891, artist
  • Date Created/Published: [1862 November or December]
  • Medium: 1 drawing on cream paper : pencil ; 25.8 x 19.7 cm. (sheet).

Sunday, December 29, 2013


HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY (American, 1872-1952)
Angel of Mercy, 1922
Watercolor on paper
32 x 29 in.

                  Rebloged from Today's Inspiration Group

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Study for ‘Under the Mistletoe - Norman Rockwell

           charcoal on paper 
                                            30 1/2 x 13 in.                                                                            34 1/4 x 24 in.

 Norman Rockwell
                                    original posting from Arjuna Jishnu at Today's Inspiration Group

Saturday Evening Post
December 19, 1936
Vol. 209, No. 2

Monday, December 23, 2013

William Lee Hankey

                  From:   liveinternet        Etching, image size 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, 1923

William Lee Hankey

                      From:   liveinternet  Etching on paper, A Quiet Read

                         From:  animationresources.

             You probably have never heard of William Lee Hankey, but he was a pioneer in the field of illustrated books at the turn of the century. Hankey was one of the first illustrators to paint to suit the newly invented four color offset printing process. He would paint loose and wet, and would press fabrics into the washes to create textures. This book, "The Deserted Village" was one of the first big successes using these techniques................ from:  animationresources.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Preparatory Drawing


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Garret thinks he will try his hand at oil painting. This is my preparatory drawing where I have figured out the arrangement of my darks and lights (values) of the subject drawn on a prepared masonite panel. Also you can see my reference materials here as well.

In the background you can see an oil clay sculpture of the same subject matter I did years ago with a light source upon it. I will use this to further help me study the light effects on this figure for the painting.

PS. oil painting turned out badly

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18" oil clay sculpture

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Portrait Drawing

Photo credit: Efim Repin
Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Paul Calle

               Beautiful Paul Calle pencil illustration for the Huntley and Brinkley news show ad on NBC.      comicartfans

Paul Calle

                             Warrior No More, 25 x 23 inches           

Monday, December 9, 2013

More Fell

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The following is a small rough  ceramic clay sketch (6.5x3.5x2.5 inches) of Jesse W Fell which will help me  clarify the major forms and a possible base that will work with the other sculptural elements of the bust.

The next step will be to create a half- size maquette clay bust, before I start on the final project.


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Sunday, December 8, 2013

More Skulls

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I thought that I should study the skull some more if I am going to do some portrait sculpture. The above drawings are charcoal on smooth 18”x 24” newsprint.

Sculpture students in the French academies in the 18th century were required to be able to model a skull from memory.

I however used reference material for help in sculpting the ceramic head study below.

Friday, December 6, 2013


From the  Big  Horn Galleries website

Crow Indian Medicine Man
(edition of 150)
22"h x 18"w

Crow Indian Wearing 1860's War Bonnet

                From galleryone
Crow Indian Wearing 1860's War Bonnet