Saturday, June 25, 2005


This is the last figure I've done (click for a larger view). I really need to get out and draw today and periodically throughout the weekend. If I come up with anything worthwhile or at least something that I can impose upon you fine folks with a clear conscience, I'll post it.

media: Derwent Drawing Pencils on toned paper

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Seated Figure

Long time, no posts. I'd apologize for taking so long, but that would imply that I have an audience, which I don't. Here's another one that no one will enjoy. As usual, click the image for a larger view.

media: Derwent Drawing pencils on toned paper

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Quick Note

I've gone and edited all of the past posts to display small images that you can click to display larger ones. Hopefully, it'll help the page to load faster.

Another Figure

Here's another figure I did from Virtual Pose (same model too, I believe). Click the image for a larger version.

media: Derwent Drawing pencils on toned paper

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

A Series (Sort of)

don't ask...

media: Uniball Signo gel pen on sketch pad paper (first two), graphite on post-it-note (last one)

Monday, June 06, 2005

First Figure

As promised, here's a fully realized figure drawing. The pose is from Mario Henri Chakkour's Virtual Pose 3 which is a great series of life drawing reference books. Each one comes with a CD containing many poses in Quicktime VR format so that you can rotate the model and draw different angles. I encourage anyone interested to check out his site and buy the books. They are great and since I get the majority of my life drawing reference from them, the least I can do is give them a plug.

media: Derwent Drawing Pencils on toned sketch pad paper

Sketchbook 02

Another page... again with the Signo.

Sketchbook 01

Here's a page from my sketchbook. I used a Uniball Signo gel pen to do these. I like the Signo. They flow smoothly, give you a nice dark line and if you use the pen on an angle, you can get some pretty thin, gray lines and achieve a pretty good tonal range for a ball pen.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Okay. You got me. Now I'm blogging too. Thanks Dan and Jim. What began as a dormant site created simply so as to have an identity with which to post on other blogs has turned into this. I'm planning on posting sketches and drawings, etc. here as often as I can as incentive to keep working at it. We'll see what happens. Here's a little of what to expect. A lot of what goes up here will be human figure drawings and gestures. Pretty much all of my figure drawings will be nude. If you're against that sort of thing, you should probably make your way (in an orderly fashion, of course) to the nearest exit. If not, pull up a chair and try to enjoy. If you hate what you see, chances are you're not alone, so you can take solace in that fact. If you like what you see, you've brought great joy to this old, Italian stereotype. Either way, thanks for wasting some time with me looking at my stuff.