Monday, September 29, 2008

Lei Maker

9 x 12" Strathmore canvas paper. Grumbacher Pentalic woodless HB pencil.
A co-worker lent me this pencil, which I'd never before tried. It glides
easily and can quickly put down a tone, but can't get very dark on
this paper. Done on Sept. 23, '08.


12 x 9" Strathmore canvas paper. Wolff BB pencil.
The model wore a nice, old-fashioned outfit and
put an interesting twist in his pose. Again, hard to
get darks on this type of paper with this normally
dark pencil. Done Sept. 16, '08.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bloomers 1

12 x 9" Canson watercolor paper. Wolff carbon pencil and gray wash. The model came with
turn-of-the-1900's French fieldworkers' undergarments. This and the one following are eight-minute

Bloomers 2

12 x 9" Canson watercolor paper. Wolff carbon pencil and gray wash.

Stacy Back

12 x 9" Canson cream-colored drawing paper. Wolff carbon pencil and gray wash.

Phil and Afro

I made this drawing of a certain local celebrity on a bad hair day from a newspaper photo
sometime in 2007. I've had it taped to the wall in my work space at my job and it
seems to get comments from co-workers. Image size roughly 10 x 8"; color pencil and
Tombow gray wash on animation paper.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Muslin Shirt

Wolff carbon B pencil on Strathmore 9 x 12" canvas paper. I've been trying out different papers and media,
and the carbon pencil leaves an interesting effect on this canvas-embossed paper. Almost like a wash.
Hard to get darks.