Saturday, January 3, 2009

IF: Resolve to Draw Better

There is no skill more valuable than the ability to draw well (personal definition: effectively render what you see); my subjects may change & my style may evolve, but my ability to draw well can only be enhanced as I practice, critique and refine my work.

I started the new year by deciding to draw this portrait for some dear friends of mine. It's of the family's son who's in Brasil for two years. Doing "Thank you" drawings is a way that I'm forcing myself to do observational drawings more. No matter what your resolution, back it up with some immediate action plan...and just do it.

Thanks and Tchao

PS I just love using the chipboard, that is supposed to be junked, as a halftone drawing surface. The little black and white charcoal get a lot of help from the chipboard.


pati @-;-- said...

Me too I love drawing people and I like a lot recycling cardboard for my illos. It feels good and it looks great!

Nice portrait :)

pati @-;--

INDIGENE said...

It adds character and depth to the drawing!

Anonymous said...

I think the friends who receive this drawing will be very please. Great work.

Facetiousdude said...

Very nicely done. We are on the same wavelength!!

Tessa said...

A wonderful portrait!

dwilson said...

thanks for the generous comments. You all rock.

Steve Cozart said...

I was impressed by your portfolio on your site. Great work. I have an ongoing affair with pieces related to jazz, and your first piece jumped out at me.
Great work. Lots of respect for it.
Steve Cozart


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