Graphite pencil is my comfort zone. I started out there, I feel most comfortable there. But it’s pictures like this one that inspire me to go color. It’s a vibrant source photo (a promo for The Avengers movie) and it just aches to be drawn in color. So I decided […]
After finishing the Luke sketch, I again wasn’t sure where to go next, and loved this pose when I stumbled upon it, so I found this to be the fun next entry into my collection of portraits. This drawing of Bob Hope was done entirely in pencil during September, 2012.
After I finished the Mac drawing, I wasn’t sure what to work on next. I came to decide that I’ve never drawn Luke Skywalker and that needed to be remedied. This is a drawing of a promo shot of Luke / Mark Hamill for Empire Strikes Back. All of it […]
What’s interesting about this drawing of Third Day’s Mac Powell is that it’s the first pencil portrait I’ve done from a photo I’ve taken. I took this at Winter Jam 2010 in January and worked on it on and off for a couple months that year. Then my “studio” of […]
In July, 2012, I felt inspired by the new film The Dark Knight Rises to work on a Batman portrait. I’d actually worked on this before seeing it, and revisited the previous two films in the process. While working on it, I knew I’d wanted to have Batman and Bruce […]
In July, 2012, I felt inspired by listening to the latest Sixpence None The Richer album, Lost In Translation, to work on a new portrait of Leigh Nash. I’d drawn Leigh years ago in college for my sister-in-law Mim (who’s a huge fan) and then did another one just for […]
As part of my Avengers series, I answered a few requests by working on this drawing of Tom Hiddleston as Loki over the summer. Like the other Avengers sketches, it was created using mostly regular graphite pencils with some colored pencil for his cape.
My latest project is Mark Ruffalo and Hulk which takes my personal experimentation of mixed media to the next level. Here, I decided to do Ruffalo/Bruce Banner entirely in pencil and then fill in Hulk completely in color. The other challenge was merging two different pictures for the first time […]
The third in this series was Thor, which came together relatively quickly. However, as you can probably gather by looking at the drawing, the details in his suit were a bit more time consuming. Again, I used pencil as well prismacolor pencils for the red cape. (This scan doesn’t quite […]
After Cap, I decided to tackle another Avenger. This time, I decided to aim for filling in Tony Stark’s “arc reactor” tech with blue colored pencil. The portrait of Tony… didn’t come easy. I worked and reworked and reworked this drawing and almost gave up on it at one point, […]
Inspired by seeing “The Avengers” film, I got the sudden urge to try a pencil / colored pencil hybrid drawing. I was pretty pleased with the results, actually, so it encouraged me to keep this personal experiment going with further drawings…and continuing the Avengers theme! I used a varying degree […]
After finishing up Rick Castle, I felt inspired to draw his muse, Kate Beckett. This was the next drawing in a rapid series of drawings that came around April 2012.
After the gentle suggestion of some family and friends, I’ve decided to open an Etsy shop for those interested in purchasing prints of some of my art. For now only some of the drawings are available (six, at the time of this post), but I hope to add more. If […]
While I don’t watch much current TV, one show I do faithfully watch is Castle. As I was trying to think of new subjects–and after watching one of the last shows of this fourth season–I naturally thought of Nathan Fillion as Rick Castle. Lately, I’ve been trying more and more […]
This drawing of classic actress Myrna Loy, was completed at the end of April/early May 2012 and presented a different challenge. The soft look in the photo was a different texture than I usually work with, and simply using an ordinary paper napkin as a blending tool ended up serving […]
After doing a marker drawing of Marty McFly, I had wanted to do a pencil portrait of one of my favorite film characters. After one attempt of a different source photo failed, I was pretty happy with this one’s outcome. And it’s another example of, what I feel is, drawing […]
I believe this drawing was done last fall sometime, but it was a fun project. Aside from this film remaining at the top of my list of favorites, it was fun to experiment with a different size source photo… and then to decide whether or not I should add in […]
It’s no secret that Harpo Marx is one of my favorite classic actors. When I was unsure of what to choose as my next project, I opted for this gem of a photo as my next source. So here’s my second Harpo drawing…
As a fan of Steve Carell and The Office, I’ve tried to do some drawings of Steve several times over the years (the closest “good” one I’ve done was from his Evan Almighty promo photos, but I don’t like it enough to share it 🙂 ). This sketch was completed […]
I’d started a drawing of Han Solo about eight or nine years ago, but never finished it. So last fall, while I couldn’t find the first drawing, I started a new one during a new season of drawings. This one is from Empire, I believe, and I used an array […]