At the request of someone, I took this challenge because I thought it actually sounded like fun — and would be a challenge. And indeed it was! I laid this drawing of Iron Man out in light pencil first and then went through with various Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils to […]
I’m pretty behind here on posting the latest projects, so it’s catch-up time. Here goes! As a Christmas gift for a dear friend I worked up a sketch of Nathan Fillion as Captain Mal from the popular, cancelled-after-1-season-show, Firefly. It was completed at the end of November in time for […]
To answer the call of many a beloved fellow superhero nerd on Instagram and Facebook, I added the colored pencil / graphite treatments of Hawkeye and Black Widow to the mix to complete my Avengers series (sorry Fury…).
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.