Tag Archives: charcoal

Last week’s little sketches

Everyday sketches from last week… Continue reading

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Figure Friday: All of it

I sometimes post a sketch or two from my weekly figure drawing session under ‘Figure Friday‘. Those weekly figure drawing sessions are many things to me: A way to stay in touch with drawing what I find hardest: the human figure. … Continue reading

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Wandering

Sometimes sketching the human figure feels like wandering through a landscape, plotting the hills and valleys, figuring where to make a mark and what to leave out.  In this charcoal sketch on newsprint, I started at what fascinated me most: the … Continue reading

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Victorian Homes

Los Gatos, California has street after street of wonderfully preserved and restored homes. Here are a bunch of them, all on one block. These quick little sketches were made in a medium that’s unusual for me to use for urban sketches: … Continue reading

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The challenge of longer poses

One of the things I want to work on this year is getting better at working on longer pieces. I love a quick, gestural sketch (and quick poses which tend to be more dynamic and exciting). I find that working fast and … Continue reading

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