A self-taught pencil artist who rediscovered his passion during COVID-19.
I specialize in drawings, pencil drawing.
It has been a while. I have been working on a project that can't be posted. I decided to try re-doing pictures that I have already posted. This is a re-do of Paul Newman. I wanted to see if I have improved. Drawing consistently now since late November/early December 2020.
A quick sketch.
This was my very first attempt at the grid. I restarted drawing about October or November of 2020. I was watching something on YouTube and a video came up about a street artist who uses the grid method when scaling up their artwork for the sides of buildings. It got me thinking ... and drawing ... and learning. Its so much fun to watch something slowly come to life from the paper. This was done in a sketchbook. After that I went and got a 9 x 12 inch Strathmore drawing pad - series 300. I have researched paper and I found a great deal on the Strathmore Series 500 roll. 40 inches (or something) by 8 yards! I can't wait to see how the projects improve when the quality of the paper increases. I am currently working on a gift for a friend. Its a drawing of their baby in a little piggy outfit. Unfortunately - I won't post it because its a picture of someone's baby ( I don't have permission - yet) ... but I am super happy with it so far!
A quick sketch of my feet. My goal is to sketch every day.
A quick doodle. I want to get into landscape drawings as well. I bought a Staedtler Mars Technico lead holder. It feels cheap in my hand. I've been using Nic Pro lead holders from amazon - they feel solid. The hexagon shape sits well in my hand. The leads that come with them - they lay down well.
The sweet embrace of a mothers love is felt by all
For my sister-in-law
My first project with 2 mm lead holders. Now - I can't go back. The pencils are always the right weight and the leads do the job pretty well.
I was still learning how to best use the grid method.
I drew this for a friend during the first wave.
I drew this for a friends daughter. She loves pandas
I really enjoyed drawing this. This is where I really explored using my kneadable eraser to create texture in the skin. I still learning how to draw hair.
One last look ...
A classic Hollywood beauty.
Nic Pro 2 mm graphite lead holders (4h - 4B) on Strathmore medium surface drawing paper (9"x12"). This was my first attempt at using a proportional divider.