Monday, April 20, 2009

Lorraine in Shawl

"Lorraine in Shawl" charcoal on paper

This is a drawing of my friend Lorraine (she's also an amazing artist!). I'm very lucky to have friends willing to model for me!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drawings and a Painting from '08

Here are a couple drawings and a painting done near the end of 2008.

charcoal sketch, 17x14
This is a quicker sketch done of my best friend Emily, who also happens to be an amazing artist. I tried using vine charcoal on bristol but I cannot say that I liked how the charcoal felt on the bristol, plus it wouldn't really erase...

"Reflection" graphite on paper,20x16

"Pensive" oil, 18x14
This is one of my first attempts at oil painting using the same lovely model. It's such a fun, yet incredibly frustrating medium, but I am really enjoying the learning process (even if it feels like learning how to draw all over again..........).