Category Archives: Drawings

These are all drawings that are not officially for sale, but are exercises in drawing.

Figure Drawing: Pencil on Dura-Lar (Acetate alternative)

I am using Dura-lar film matte surface as my substrate. It has just enough tooth to hold the graphite. It is difficult to get rich dark marks with pencils, however you can use other media to achieve that. This leads into why I love using this substrate. You can use multiple wet and dry media on the surface, like oils, gesso, and acrylics. I have not tried pastels, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.  I look forward to experiment more with this  surface and sharing my results.

Portrait WIP

WIP Portrait
WIP Portrait

Greetings everyone! Today’s post is a portrait that I have been working on and off for the last two months. It is still in its early stages, and I am hoping to complete it soon.  The reference is from Croquis Cafe photos archive. The photos are free and according to them, you can “[d]ownload them, draw from them, repost them, do with these photos as you will”. Their only caveat is that you keep their Croquis Cafe Logo in place.  Sweet!!

By the way, I am not affiliated with Croquis Cafe whatsoever. They are amazing, because they have such liberal usage rights when it  comes to their photos! That is a rare thing my friends! Have a great weekend!