Monday, November 24, 2014

2 acrylics

Just two acrylics from a couple weeks ago... (have already posted these on my website week before last).

1. Tree - 24" x 18", acrylic on canvas. Imaginary composition, figure, light, landscape.

2. Terracota Venus - 20" x 28", acrylic on paper. Just my take on Praxiteles' Aphrodite, housed in the British Museum. Many thanks to the various unknown image references I've used to study this immortal sculpture.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Form study in bi-directional colored light

Form study in bi-directional, colored light

Full Sheet (22" x 28"), acrylic on paper.

Head close-up

Ref image by kind courtesy of Karl J. Lewis (kjlewis in Deviantart).

Monday, October 27, 2014

11 studies of sculptures

A number of sketches studying the various 'Parthenon Marbles' (British Museum), Plus a few others.

A3, with compressed charcoal, pastel, or conte. From various unknown ref sources, my heartiest thanks to all of them for helping with my studies.

Monday, October 20, 2014

The making of Lady with Flute (w.i.p)

The Making of Lady with Flute (W.I.P). Other details and enlarged versions of this can be viewed in this post. I can't post a larger image because of size restrictions in blogger :-/

Full sheet (22" x 28") cartridge, dry pastel + some watersoluble pastel for background.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

lady with flute plus one more...

Lady with flute - (Edit: Original pic replaced with a better version.)

Full sheet (22" x 28") cartridge, dry pastel + some watersoluble pastel for background.

Enlarged crops :



Ref image by kind courtesy of Marion Skydancer in Deviantart (DA).

One more: Compressed charcoal study, A3 size paper

Ref image by kind courtesy of Lily Serrulata in DA. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Figure Sketches from September ('14) - II

These are also (mostly) from September, on A3 size pages and using a host of dry media e.g. charcoal, compressed charcoal, conte, hard pastel etc.

Unless otherwise mentioned, the ref sources are unknown to me at this time, but as always... I'm sincerely grateful to the photographers/models for helping extend my learning - Many thanks!

The above three sketches reference the model posing in a figure-drawing demo video by A. Pijet on Youtube. Thank you!

The face looked over-worked and digustingly 'un-fresh'. So I blurred it :/


Figure sketches from September ('14)

A host of sketches made in September, using all kinds of dry media - charcoal, pastel, hard pastel, compressed charcoal, etc.

Refs are from Croquis Cafe artist resources ( Many thanks!