Friday, December 02, 2016

Derby 4, Variation 1

Derby 4 variation 1:  experiencing with some limited color.  We shall see where adding color will lead in the future.
Thanks for stopping by.

Derby 4

Probably the last portrait of this model for a while. Rita is a dear friend and an amazing artist.  This portrait series was a grand learning experience.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Derby 3

playing with some different line techniques.  It is always fun to play.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Storm Scars WIP session 1

Starting up another landscape type drawing.  This piece is inspired by a trip to Lobo Point State preserve in California after a strong wind storm.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Kirkstall Abbey Arch, completed

 Completed and I think I am happy with this one.  I have included some close ups for those who want to see how the linework and shading was created.  Thanks for stopping by. -db



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Kirkstall Archway WIP session 4. A lot of progress

Good weekend of work. I have surpassed where I was prior to having to rework all the stones with black as a base. It's appears to be coming along as I envisioned it. thanks for stopping by. -db

Friday, November 11, 2016

Kirkstall Archway session 3. Major revisions

Ok, so sometimes learning means going back and correcting… that is what is going on now.  I originally attempted to have the shadows be solid black and then pull out the mid tones and highlights  with white line… which worked nicely. However I also attempted to combine that with lighter areas being left white and then darkening their mid tones with black line…. the two were incompatible. Probably too much black linework was needed to keep things consistent and flowing visually. Anyway, I have made the decision to make all stone work black in this drawing and then push all the lighter areas with white line.  Now it is coming together.