Friday, November 11, 2011

The ol' Shake and Bake

What is thisth mine eyes doth see? O! But it is William Shakesbeard!

A work mate of mine has a bust of the ol' Shakesalt himself so I thought I might as well put it to work and do some modeling for me! And a lovely time it was.

Pencil Drawrings

Rascally water color.

Working on my penmanship

And of course, blind contour.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Yargh, it be Water Color.

This past Saturday I attended a wonderful little Watercolor Workshop that was presented by Nathan Fowkes (wow, his work is amazing. Great teacher, too.)

Real fun stuff, but I'll tell you what - it ain't easy breaking that horse. So I've got my work cut out for me.

This first one here is what I did in class. The next one is a quick sketch I did at sunset Sunday night.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vasquez Rocks Studies

I intended to do more than studies but with a scant water supply, lack of sunblock, and the wind blowing something fierce, my time was cut short. But heed this, oh Rocks of Vazquez... I shall return! And when I do, I will be ready....

(Studies in pencil, charcoal, and pastel.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pastel Sunsets

A lovely late afternoon at the beach