Category Archives: Graphite Pencils

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Just Doodlin’

I’ve always enjoyed doodling. I think most of us have fun just picking up a pencil or pen and doodling on a notepad. In the past, though, my doodles were really nothing more than scribbles. I drew childish looking flowers

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Chiaroscuro

I’ve been working on chiaroscuro drawings, using graphite and shading techniques to create form.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.

Fun with Figures

I love the looseness and relaxed quality I can get by making these timed sketches, such as this “Weeping Woman” – the final pose of my class today.

Turning Heads

The human body — head and all — fascinates me. I’m still loving my anatomy and figure drawing practices, but what’s the point of drawing bodies if I can’t include heads and faces?

Turning Heads

The human body — head and all — fascinates me. I’m still loving my anatomy and figure drawing practices, but what’s the point of drawing bodies if I can’t include heads and faces?

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

A Milestone on the Journey

As I watched my list of followers increase, I formed an ambitious hope. I wanted to have 500 followers before the blog’s first anniversary. It seemed impossible, but today — months before the celebration — I hit that milestone.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.

Sketchbook Memories

Every artist — and every aspiring artist — should have a sketchbook. Although it might seem like an insignificant little thing, it’s one of the most important tools in our art arsenal.