Monochrome Start #3, cover

Monochrome Start #3

I’ve done three of these monochrome starts now and I’m not perfect at it, what gives? Just kidding, of course, I hope to get better around number 100.

Drawing In Oil, cover

Drawing In Oil

It’s difficult to post work that is less than satisfactory, but I feel a need to expose my shortcomings, then deal with them head on. Currently I need much more practice drawing in oil.

No Energy, cover

No Energy

After a late July 4th night I didn’t have enough energy to get through the 5th with a lot of focus so this was a shorter session.

Oops!, cover


Ok these next two posts are going to have the same images because I accidentally deleted all my photos from the July 4th painting session, oops!

Duotone, cover


Taking my last session one step further I added a second tone, or duotone, to this painting.

Draw This #2

I’m not sure of what to work on next, but that doesn’t matter I always have lots of references to draw from while I figure out my next thing.

Draw This, cover

Draw This

A really nice resource for drawing from the figure has come to my attention. It is called “Draw This”.

Getting Darker, cover

Getting Darker

I’m at the point in the drawing where I’m refining and darkening everything. Basically just building up the charcoal in layers.

Subtle Progress, cover

Subtle Progress

Not only is my progress on this so subtle that you can barely see it from day to day but I didn’t have the time to spend 2 full hour on it.

Messy Start, cover

Messy Start

I finished up the contour of the figure then I got messy with filling in all of the paper with charcoal. I guess I could have just started with gray paper…

Drawing Finished, cover

Drawing Finished

Now that I have this drawing finished I’ve realized that keep forgetting lessons that I have learned in the past. I keep repeating mistakes.

Darker Still,cover

Darker Still

I keep putting charcoal down and I find that it needs to be even darker still. The drawing is taking a long time but I like the look of it.

Overall Block-in, cover

Overall Block-in

I moved back to the larger painting and decided to do an overall block-in. The same needs to happen with the smaller painting I’m working on.

Too Much White, cover

Too Much White

It seems like I’m always doing something a bit different and today’s session was harder than normal because of too much white.

Not Working, cover

Not Working

Well, my setup is not working. I think my canvas was too far away from my single light source so all my colors are too light.

Color Mapping, cover

Color Mapping

After my last painting session I realized that I needed a better understanding of my palette and the skin tones in the image, so I did some color mapping.

Drawing Done, cover

Drawing Done

With the drawing done I’m excited to get back to doing some painting after a month and a half away from it.

Not My Style, cover

Not My Style

I really don’t think that drawing this way is my style. Well, I at least know¬†how I prefer to draw and this way is not it.

Bad Drawing, cover

Bad Drawing

So my focus lacking, and I’m putting out nothing but short bad drawing currently. Very boring for daily blogging, but… it’s what I do…

A Day Outside, cover

A Day Outside

I’ve been inside for too long and it was a beautiful day outside, so I spent an hour drawing then spent a lot of time in the sun helping my landlord in the garden.

Just Drawing, cover

Just Drawing

Nothing special about today I’m just drawing. I’m still not feeling well and just trying to stay focused.

Getting Worse, cover

Getting Worse

I’m still sick and I’m getting worse. I’m not sure why but today I wasn’t feeling well at all. Short session.