Sunday, April 29, 2012

Teenager In Pencil part two-three

I kind of jumped the gun and combined part two and three
in this drawing.
I am not yet happy with this
I hope the final part will fare better
As always, I try my best

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Teenager In Pencil Part One

Resisting the urge to do the finally drawing, I will do this in stages like in the book, adding detail as I go along.
I hope it improves, you will be the judge...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012


I will admit
that I struggle at times
to get it just right
the book shows different stages
of the drawing using 
charcoal, graphite, pencil and conte.
Right now, these are barebones
drawings, but they came out 
reasonably well.
Once my confidence is back in full
I will take on the more complicated
And if you have been here before
you might think you have seen some things before.
You are right.
Back to the basics!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Nose Knows

I tried today
different stages and views
of the nose
As with any part by itself
it might seem unfinished.
One day I will draw without thinking
it will flow
until then 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Here is looking at you!

Another exercise
3 stages of the eye
bringing out more detail
in each one
love this book!

30 to 60 minutes
each day
not too mentally tiring 
that is the key
keep it fun

coffee time

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Hand Hanging On!



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Page after Page

drawing a woman's mouth and lips
most of the time
full and rich
a guys not so much
as you can see
not everything comes out quite 
the way I want

I like doing hands
maybe some day
I will specialize
right now
I am clueless
more Friday
early work day tomorrow
might not have time

coffee time


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Draw Fast, No Thinking Allowed

draw fast
let it flow
don't worry about results
don't judge 
leave that for others
draw and be happy!

coffee time
back tomorrow


Monday, April 9, 2012

If Your Brain Is Rusty, Go Back To The Begining

My drawing feels rusty and not flowing so I decided to go back to were I started.

for real, back to the drawing board!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Google Art Project

Please click on the title to get to the web site!

I get the Art Knowledge news letter several times a week. As I scroll through the different painting and articles, looking for something of interest, I spotted this link.

On occasion, Google does something wonderful, something no one else would think of, this is one of those times.
NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art, along with 16 other art museums from the United States, Europe, and Russia, is collaborating with Google on the Art Project, a website that enables users to discover and view more than 1,000 artworks online in extraordinary detail. The site launched today and can be explored at Over the last 18 months, Google worked with a range of museums, including four from the United States: MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Frick Collection, and the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Washington. The partnership involved taking a selection of extremely high resolution images of famous artworks, as well as collating more than 1,000 other images into one place. It also included capturing 360-degree tours of individual galleries using Street View "indoor" technology. With this unique project, anyone anywhere in the world will be able to learn about the history and artists behind a huge number of works, at the click of a mouse. 
Each of the museums worked in extensive collaboration with Google, providing expertise and guidance on every step of the project, from choosing which collections to feature, to advising on the best angle to capture photos, to determining what kind of information should accompany the artwork. Each museum selected one artwork to be photographed in extraordinary detail using super high resolution, or "gigapixel" photo-capturing technology. MoMA's gigapixel photo is of Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night (1889). Each image contains around 7 billion pixels, enabling the viewer to study details of the brushwork and patina beyond that possible with the naked eye. In addition, museums provided images for a selection totalling more than 1,000 works of art. The resolution of these images, combined with a custom-built zoom viewer, allows art-lovers to discover minute aspects of paintings they may never have seen up close before. The gigapixel image of The Starry Night is accompanied by a MoMA-produced video that features visitors' points of view of the painting.

If you like art or want to know more, this is an easy way to see great works of art on your computer screen!

and now for a viewing cup of coffee


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