A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:
And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.
I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.
For Beauty and Glory.
My good friend from across the country asked me to do a portrait of adorable, 4-month-old baby James :). Graphite on paper, 8″x10″:
I let the occasion dictate the portrait today; it gave me an excuse to draw a most iconic face. ..and mad-scientist hair.
Happy Birthday to dear Albert Einstein. And Happy Pi Day to everyone :-P.
Graphite on paper, 8″x 10″.
Here’s an epic Einstein quote: “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music.”
Last night, we pulled out my brother’s Hitchcock movie collection. And in the time it took us to watch The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935, starring Robert Donat), I completed this portrait: Graphite on paper, 8″x10″:
A while ago, I received a famous face suggestion on this blog’s Facebook page for actor Colin Firth.
A well-known actor is an endless character sketch. At first, I planned to sketch Firth as himself, as King George in the King’s Speech, as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, as Cedric Brown in Nanny McPhee, and a few others… then follow the same plan for other actors/actresses and create a whole sub-series out of it… I only got as far as King George VI (the drawing below). I might still follow through with the idea at some point.
If I continue this ‘sub-series’ I’d like to ask for your input.. Who would you like to see next?
Lewis Carroll, pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on this day (January 27), 1832, well-known mostly as the author of Alice and Wonderland.
On this day, 2013, I tried sketching his portrait — as well as a study from one of John Tenniel’s illustrations in Alice and Wonderland (1865 edition). Graphite on paper, dimensions of each: rather small.
I recently came across this sketch challenge: draw 100 faces, each in 30 seconds or less. Though I haven’t reached that number of faces at one time, I have scribbled a few here and there — quickly as possible and with ink instead of pencil.
Try it yourself :-). Some sketches prompted by Holly Herick’s 100 faces challenge :
Calligraphy Pen Sketching
Sunday School Note-taking