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Dobby Searching Among Leaves

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Cresting Fruitvale 6pm

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After Dinner

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What to do with old figure drawings

Use them for lighting studies, make my own coloring book. I have cartons of sketchbooks in storage from years of figure drawing sessions. There are beginner sketches and ordinary poses that I never found a use for, but that I … Continue reading

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Shelter Dog Dobby-2

Dobby resting in his dog bed. The first drawing is wax colored pencil. The second is watercolor pencil.  

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Shelter Dog Dobby

A volunteer nicknamed this chihuahua mix Dobby after the elf character in the Harry Potter movies. Dobby has big round eyes and large ears, tan and white markings, long legs and a tuck to his belly that makes me think … Continue reading

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Head Study: Relighting

I stalk my friends and family for pictures of faces in different kinds of light. Here I started with one of those pictures and compared it to a reference sculpture, then changed the light on the sculpture and tried to … Continue reading

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Heads, Hands and Lights

Some drawing studies: I caught a friend in this pose, then tried to picture how it would look with the light coming from different directions:

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Rachel and sons

Just finished a portrait commission. The clients posed for photos, and then sat while I did quick sketches to get familiar with their faces. I used both photos and sketches as reference while drawing the portrait.  

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Shelter Dog Shadow-2

Shadow has come out of his crate and now naps in any of three dog beds scattered around the house. He also shows the usual doggy interest in squirrels when we walk through the park. Tomorrow he’s on his way … Continue reading

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