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.
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.
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.
1. Setup2. Materials3. Blocking In4. Values5. Shading and Edges6. Final Drawing, Psyche de Naples
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.
“Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.”
“Color is my daylong obsession, joy and torment.”