Thursday, December 14, 2017

male torso study with sword

One male torso study in acrylic (Clothing, sword, neck posture added)

14 x 22 inches, acrylic on paper.

Close up...

* Couldn't trace ref source - many thanks to unknown photog/model for helping with the study.

Sculpture turns into Galatea

Sculpture to Galatea...

A Reinhold Begas sculpture study turns into Galatea of The Pygmalion (things kind of happened on their own!)

28 x 22 inches, acrylic on paper.

Close up of head...

One more figure study in acrylic, Oct '17

One more figure study in acrylic...

28 x 22 inches, acrylic on paper.

Slightly modified from Ref by kind courtesy of 'R', Voivodess_Stock in Deviantart.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

More acrylic studies

More figure studies in acrylic -

A) Study of a tangled-up pose :
14 x 22 inches, acrylic on paper.

Unknown source reference - I wish I could credit the photgrapher/model, the pose was too good not to study. Very educational.

B) Color study - adpatation from Black & White reference.
14 x 22 inches, acrylic on paper

Ref image by kind courtesy of Michael Schalla on

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Figure study in Acrylic Sep'17

'Adhira', figure study in acrylic - 22 x 14 inches, on paper

Study from a reference by Maureen and Douglas Johnson at livemodelbooks-dot-com.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One more figure sketch from April 2017

More figure sketches in acrylic...
1/2 sheet, acrylic on paper. Directly sketched with brush using Burnt Umber.

Reference by kind courtesy of Larry Withers of

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Torsion - study in acrylic

The 'work in progress' pic is posted at the bottom.
1/2 sheet, acrylic on paper.

A couple of close-ups (you may click to see details in the enlarged version).

The W.I.P shots, in three stages: As you can see, the initial drawing was directly made with brush and burnt umber. At stage 2, more of the background was brushed in using a mix of pthalo green and black (arbitrary choice). Some of this was brushed onto the figure in thin layers, so as to integrate figure with background (helps to take out sharp, cutout-like, sharp edges). Stage 3 shows the finished painting.

Many thanks to Marion Skydancer of deviantart for the reference image.