Monday, 21 April 2014

underpainting

wip underpainting of a  current portrait
30x24 inches. Lots of drawing problems..especially the hand.but a good start. About 80% likness
Think i will spend another session on the underpainting before moving onto the color pass


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

2 small 7x4" gesture oil paintings.

timed paintings. Going to keep practicing them. About 30mins each.

 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

quick color study over  monototone rub out block in. Im thinking of using this technique for my next portrait project. Its loosly based on a painting by frank duveneck


 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

life

life drawing
phillip

need to keep practicing my rendering with a charcoal pencil on newsprint




Tuesday, 1 April 2014

starting to really feel the flow of the line in these drawings. Next week i will pay more attention to the values. Fantastic model.



Saturday, 29 March 2014

small oil studies of rubans and zorn

rubans has a fantastic gestural flow from one form to another. I love the way zorn sculps his forms in paint



Tuesday, 25 March 2014



angel life drawings. Can feel improvements week by week.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

various ear studies
15 mins each
oil on board


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

life drawing

model with short hair. Spent a bit too much time on the likeness.





Sunday, 9 March 2014

sorolla study
oil
6x6"

outdoor impressionist study of warms and cools.


Monday, 3 March 2014


2 small midweek studies in oil exploring Zorn's limited indoor palette and the outdoor impressionistic pallete of a Krøyer study.





Tuesday, 25 February 2014


life drawing 7 - 15 ming

Sunday, 23 February 2014



life drawing. 10 - 30 mins


Saturday, 22 February 2014



1 hour figure torso oil study after thomas eakins

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

life drawing.. this time at work. Small scale drawings




Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sunday, 9 February 2014










simple torso study. The study was to keep to the initial ball and cylinder conception. Toned canvas gives an instant environment for the torso.


last week life drawing.




Tuesday, 21 January 2014

life drawing

about 30 mins


Saturday, 18 January 2014


I thought it was about time to go back to life drawing again.

life drawing at angel.

5-30mins poses

easel drawings.




Sunday, 12 January 2014

figure

figure study

 i try to get weekly practice drawing the figure from photoref, i use reference from pixelovely

pixelovely.com




 this was the best of the bunch. Henry yan says work on your weakest points. So for me thats everything haha.  I struggle mainly with the basics. understanding the action and basic forms. Especially in a short time frame. Something to keep working on.


Saturday, 11 January 2014

henry yan

i had the pleasure of watching a henry yan demo on friday eve at lavender hill studios. Henry's charcoal work has had huge influence on me. And it was amazing to see his procedure in action. He is a fantastic teacher and his book is one of the best you can buy on figure drawing.


link to book

I especially like his shorter pose work. as the gesture really shows through.


 

the above work is a 20minute drawing with vine charcoal. As all masters he is able to capture everything you need to know with little amount of detail.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

study

happy new year. This year will be a year of painting. At least more of it!

here is a head study of a portion of an anders zorn painting

some of the proportions are off but the study was more about the 4 color pallete.

white black red and yellow. 

The value and color temperature are most important. I do like this limited pallete

Happy new year.



Tuesday, 24 December 2013

head study

one more before xmas

vine charcoal and charcoal pencil

16x12"



Sunday, 22 December 2013


I recently found out that i will be published in north light books 'art journey series' The book is to be released next year.

here is another book in the series.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Journey-America-Landscapes-Perspectives/dp/1440315248


merry xmas and new year to my blogger friends.

steve

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sunday, 15 December 2013

old asian lady.

liked the body gesture on this one

pencil


Sunday, 8 December 2013

pen portrait

portrait in pen
9x15"
2013







Wednesday, 27 November 2013

mother and child
pen


Saturday, 23 November 2013

sat on the tube


Thursday, 21 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

a bit drunk
pen sketch.

I really like these caught in the moment drawings. Its a challenge to simply and make it read at the same time


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

alfreda

vine charcoal

2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013