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Sweet Slumber, charcoal


New mothers seem to live in a fog of exhaustion and try to sneak in much-needed sleep when they can find the time.  When I saw this tired Mom and her new baby taking a nap in a “cozy” chair, … Continue reading

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Dignity, charcoal


I recently came across an image of a Philippine woman that left no doubt her life was difficult in ways I couldn’t possibly imagine. Dignity (12×9) a charcoal portrait, was a challenge for me to draw – I felt every … Continue reading

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Mystic, charcoal


A certain mystery starting to show itself about this young woman as the drawing came into being .  .  . I wondered what she was staring at or thinking – whatever it was she seemed satisfied. Mystic, a charcoal drawing … Continue reading

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Tested, charcoal


I wanted to draw something with a bit more grit and edge ~ Tested, is a freehand charcoal sketch (12×9, Strathmore paper), portrays a guy whose life took a turn that probably has put a few tests in his path.  … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Drawing, The Glance – charcoal


You didn’t think I’d let Thursday’s drawing to get away – oh no here is my latest .  .  . The Glance, is a charcoal portrait drawing (12×9) on Strathmore Drawing paper – I’m fast running out of soft charcoal … Continue reading

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Anticipation, charcoal drawing


Anticipation, is a 9×6 portrait sketched in charcoal on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.   The free-hand drawing was good practice because of the variety of fabrics, blond hair and her features.  The original name of this drawing was Fresh, but based … Continue reading

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Study of Dark Skin Model – (original drawing by William Maughan)


My latest study, as I continue to learn how to draw portraits, was from a book that I’m reading by William Maughan, that I’ll be writing a book review post on at a later date. This portrait (9×6) was drawn … Continue reading

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Charcoal Study of Richard W. Hale, Jr. – (original by John Singer Sargent)


Whoever said portraits are easy?  This little guy gave me a run for my money – the challenge was keeping Richard Jr. looking like a youngster (of perhaps 10-12 yrs) instead of a middle-age teenager with worry.  John Singer Sargent … Continue reading

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My Charcoal Study of Helen Sears (original portrait by John Singer Sargent)


After drawing Old Monk, and some encouragement from others, I decided to give more consideration to drawing more portraits, no so much standard straight-forward portraits, but ones drawn with a loose style showing the character of the person and loosely … Continue reading

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