Monthly Archives: January 2012

soft and fuzzy

Another drawing for the January Pen and Ink Challenge on WetCanvas.com: The beautiful reference photo is by WC member Sandy1, and is called Buster the Cat: This is my version: Since I wanted to work in black and white only, … Continue reading

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working from a reference photo

Since I’m on a flower drawing kick, and work from photos, I thought I’d share a process post.  I’ll use my most recent drawing as example. First, the inspiration: I really prefer working from my own photos.  Not that they’re … Continue reading

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day lilies again

I’m pretty sure it’s finished. Some tweaking may still be required… I just can’t tell right now.  A couple days on the Wall of Judgement should do the trick. 6-1/4″ X 8″, pen and ink on smooth Strathmore 500 bristol.

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portraits

Normally, I just don’t do portraits.  In a nutshell: they’re hard. Which is probably why I need to do more of them. So, here are a couple from the Monthly Pen and Ink Challenges (December and January) on WetCanvas.com: Reference … Continue reading

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some background

Some progress on the day lilies… In my previous post, the flowers seemed extra dark to me… perhaps it was simply that they were totally surrounded by white paper.  Now that the darker foliage is taking shape, they seem somewhat … Continue reading

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