Friday, April 24, 2009

Final Self Portrait

18"x22" - Charcoal on printmaking paper

This is what I turned in as my final self portrait for critique in my Drawing I class at the College of Charleston. I started this with a pencil sketch, then went over it with charcoal pencil and vine charcoal when I felt like I had the image right. I'm glad the course is over, but I did have a great time in it, and I learned at whole lot of stuff! Now time to get back to some serious painting! Comments welcome!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Self Portrait

18"x24" - pencil and graphite stick

Here's my drawing class hard at work on our self-portraits. We started them in class and we're to finish them at home and turn in tomorrow.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unitarian Church Cemetery

18"x24" Charcoal on paper

Our Drawing class spent one afternoon at the Unitarian Church Cemetery on Archdale Street in Charleston. We were to do a landscape of whatever we saw. Many of my classmates plunked down on the ground to draw (we were warned not to sit on gravestones), but I found a lovely bench near this beautiful tree. It was most relaxing to sit there sketching. I now realize that this course has "loosened up" my drawing a bit. Do you see my classmate in this drawing?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Figure Gesture Sketches

16"x22" Charcoal on paper
We're doing the human figure these days in my Drawing class at the College of Charleston. We were given five minutes to do a "gesture sketch" of the female nude model using compressed charcoal. Then the model turned and we did another 5 minute sketch from a different angle. The first few poses were 1 and 2 minute sketches, (and really hard to capture) so by the time we got up to these 5-minute sketches, I had a little more practice.

Friday, April 3, 2009



I finished this earlier this week. I had a great time working on it. Any ideas for a title?