Friday, November 11, 2016

Portrait of "Johnny"

Here is my latest piece which I just finished yesterday.  This is currently on display at the Reading Art Association Fall Art Exhibit.   This piece will be judged on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Opening reception on Friday November 11th from 7:30PM to 9:30PM


Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Sara"

I'm Here is my latest portrait which I just completed, "Sara" 11 x 14 pencil on Strathmore Bristol smooth paper.

I'm also posting ALL of my work in progress images showing my progress.


"Amy" Complete

Here is my completed portrait of Amy Silverman, Elite Beachbody Fitness Coach.


Monday, May 23, 2016

"Amy" WIP 4

Here's another small update to my portrait of "Amy".  Hopefully my Team Beachbody friends will start to recognize her.  I'm still making adjustments as I go along.  Working on her hair and trying to bring out the realism.  More to come soon!!!


"Amy" WIP 3

Here's an update on my portrait of Amy.  I still need to make adjustments but I'm moving along.  More to come soon!


Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Amy" (Work in Progress)

Small update on my portrait of "Amy".  I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils still with 4H, 2H, B, and 2B leads.  I am blending using q-tip cotton swabs, a medium tortillion, and a 2 inch Hake Brush.  My blending technique is simple, I add a layer of graphite by making extremely tiny overlapping circles, it's actually more of a circular motion that I make.  I then blend, also making a circular motion lightly.  I then repeat the process and add more layers of graphite until I have the correct tone that I want to achieve.  More to come soon!


"Amy" (Work in Progress)

I'm I'm starting a new portrait, "Amy".  I'm a little nervous with this one because she is someone who I admire and has taught me so much and has inspired me in so many ways, more than she will ever know.  Some of my Team Beachbody friends will recognize her (I hope), I want this to be more than just a drawing, I want this to be a celebration of who she is and of someone who has taught me that it's OK to be myself and to just go for it!!!  

A little bit about my process, I draw out my line drawing on plain ole' printer paper, nothing fancy using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead. BI do this because I make a lot of mistakes and I erase often.  My finished work is done on Bristol Smooth paper which is expensive, so to not damage my finished drawing paper, I use printer paper to start.  My line drawing is the "ugly stage" of my process.  The lines are drawing quickly and look like a 2 year old did them.  My line drawing is just for placement purposes only, to map out where I want the facial features and light and shadow.   Once I'm content with my line drawing, I tape it to the back of my Bristol Paper and transfer my line drawing to my Bristol paper using a light box.  I again use a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.  I like a 2B lead because it's hard enough I can use a soft touch with out damaging the paper yet soft enough I can still see my lines (which is ironic because I blend out my lines as I draw, but that process will come soon enough).  Now that I have my finished line drawing, I can start adding tone and texture to bring Amy to life on paper.  More to come soon!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bobby Darin (complete)

WHere is my completed commissioned portrait of Bobby Darin, this is pencil on 12 x 16 140lb Arches Watercolor Paper. 

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor of film and television. He performed in a range of musical genres, including jazz, pop, rock'n'roll, folk, swing and country.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bobby Darin WIP

Here a work in progress image of my commissioned portrait of Bobby Darin.  This is pencil on 12 x 16 140lb Arches Watercolor paper.  More to come soon!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

"Thea" Won First Place

My piece won First Place in the Mixed Media Category at the Reading Art Association Annual Spring Art Exhibit.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"Thea" work in progress

Here's a work in progress image of my latest portrait, "Thea".  She is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper.  More to come soon!


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Olivia

Here's my newest portrait I just completed.  She is 9 x 12 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

"Bella" WIP 3

Here's an update on my portrait of Bella.  I'm continuing on by drawing tiny tiny lines close together for the fur/hair.  For the lighter hair, I'm using 4H, 2H, and H leads and for the darker hair in shadow, I'm using HB, B, and 2B leads.  I'm drawing each individual hair focusing on the light and darks.  I also have one ear done.  I'm going to be working on Bella all weekend long so hopefully I can at least get her face finished by Sunday evening.  I'll post an update soon!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

"Bella" WIP 2

Here's an update on my portrait of "Bella".  I got both eyes done.  I used. 2B lead and a circulism technique for the eyes.  For the hair, so far I'm using 4H, 2H, and H for the light hair and 2B for the darker hair.  In drawing each individual hair using tiny strokes.  No blending tools.  More to come soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"Bella" WIP 2

Here's a small update on my portrait of "Bella".  I'm still using a P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.  I'm starting the eye and am working on the hair.  More to come soon!

"Bella" WIP

I'm starting a new dog portrait.  Here is "Bella", she's going to be 11 x 14 on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.  I created my line drawing using a Pentel P205 mechanical pencil with a 2B lead.  I have mapped out where I want light and shadow.  More to come soon!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

"Dennis" Complete

"Dennis" 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper

"Dennis" WIP 4

Here's an update on my portrait "Dennis".  Still working on the tone and texture of his skin.  Should be finished by later today.  More to come soon!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Dennis WIP 3

Happy New Year everyone!

Here is an update on my portrait of Dennis. Working on the tone and texture of the skin. More to come soon!