Sunday, April 27, 2014

Heather Lind

Here is an attempt at a portrait of Heather Lind based on a photo I found on imdb.  She stars in a new TV show called TURN with JJ Feild.  I have not yet seen this show but it has an interesting premise about America's first spy ring that takes place during the Revolutionary War.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014


I found a very good used book titled, The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head, by William L. Maugham.  Here are a couple of renderings of eyes from the book since the eyes are so often the focal point of a portrait.

Friday, April 18, 2014


What defines cuteness?  The subtle shape of a line, the area of focus, the concentration on shapes and values all contribute to a honest rendition of cute.  Here is one attempt at this truth.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flowers and Form

I find that flowers present an endless variety of interesting shapes and forms.  Here is a 30 minute sketch of a rose.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Essential Skeleton

I recently discovered a free iPad app called Essential Skeleton 3.  I find this app useful to practice drawing human skeletal features from different 3d perspectives.  Another good free resource is George Bridgeman's Constructive Anatomy.  Below are a few drawings based on Essential Skeleton 3.