Bargue Plate 10.

This one took a while. Not only are these plates challenging to learn, working with graphite on newsprint was a bad idea. Eh, I try things, sometimes they don’t work out. It was good practice due to the struggle for shading, though! Here’s the completed drawing:

Bargue plate 10
Bargue plate 10

And the work in progress shots, if you’re interested in the process.

Bargue plate 10 WIP
Bargue plate 10 WIP
Bargue plate 10 WIP 2
Bargue plate 10 WIP 2
Bargue plate 10 WIP 3
Bargue plate 10 WIP 3

Shakespeare in Charcoal

Had a plein air drawing lesson with my painting instructor today in Little Falls. Got a late start due to rain, had about an hour before the actors had to hit the stage for some Shakespeare. Love the scene they fell into.

Charcoal, 14×17

Plein Air 1
Plein Air 1

Kirby Iron Man copy

Copy of Kirby’s illustration of Iron Man for the cover of Tales of Suspense #39 (1963). Graphite on bristol sketch paper, 9×12.

Kirby Iron Man copy
Kirby Iron Man copy

Flexor group of the lower arm

I was dreading the lower arm, so many muscles! Here is the page I did for the flexor group of the lower arm. Lots of good practice drawing lower arm and upper hand bones, too.

Flexor group of the lower arm
Flexor group of the lower arm

Gift card

For Mother’s Day, I drew a couple cards using sketchbook paper. Loved the idea, hated the flimsy “cards”. So I decided to try my hand at making a printed card from a drawing. I think it turned out pretty well!

Da Vinci copy card version
Da Vinci copy card version

K2SO Framed

I finally set aside some time this afternoon to begin learning mat cutting. Since I’ve done a lot of stuff in my little sketchbook, I figure I’d start there. Definitely have to start getting in the habit of drawing in borders before I compose, and size that border a bit shorter so it more uniformly fits the standard frame size.

It was a nice learning session with some great cello music setting the mood. Made a few mistakes, learned things. I’m quite excited that I’ve taken my first step toward being able to make my own work presentable!

K2-SO framed
K2-SO framed

Da Vinci shoulder study copy

This will be a thank you card for the friend who bought me the Da Vinci anatomy book. See, buy me good art books and you might get a drawing out of it! About 5-6″, graphite.

Da Vinci shoulder copy
Da Vinci shoulder copy