Some drawings #136

Some Drawings

Here are some of my additional drawings using various media, including Nupastel, charcoal and Derwent drawing pencils. There is a variety of themes, such as still life, animal portrait and architecture.

Hope you enjoyed your visit. Have a great day.



Some of my animal portraits #315

Here are some of my drawings of various animals including a lion, a tiger and a dog. The dog was my beloved friend who passed away years ago. His name was Ficko.

I used Derwent drawing pencils on 9×12″ toned paper.

Any comments or critiques are welcome. 





#314 David

I enjoy studying old master drawings and academies. After practicing on a dozen Charles Bargues plates I bought a bust of Michelangelo’s David at a flea market and drew my first plaster cast in my little basement studio. Made the transition from 2 dimension to 3 dimension.

I utilized the sight-size method taught in the french ateliers in the 19th century. It took 9 hours over the course of 2 days .  I used Nitram HB charcoal on 18X24″ Strathmore paper.

Any critiques or comments are welcome.



Eternity Post #312


Hope you enjoy the above picture. It was taken in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, though the place is not really important. What grabbed my attention is the interplay between light and shadow. This is the main subject here. The silhouette of the random scatter of the pilings provide contrast to the glittering surface of the water. The black and white conversion enhances the mood. The scene suggests a timeless feeling, an infinity signified by the title of “Eternity”. 

f/8, 1/800 sec, ISO 100

Any critique or comment would be appreciated.


Psyche de Naples #309

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This is a drawing after Charles Bargue‘ s Drawing Course Plate I. 44. using the sight-size method practised in French ateliers in the XIX. century. Today this technique has a renaissance in the United States of America.  It took me approximately four 3 hour sessions and additional minor corrections to complete the drawing using Nitram HB charcoal on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper.


Old Master Drawing Bargue-Gérôme Drawing Course I