July, 2015 Archives


Haven’t been drawing from the model much for some months. Caught the figure above while conducting Urban Sketching workshops in Chicago. I was at the Palette & Chisel and saw Larry Paulsen so I ran upstairs to his figure drawing class and got in an hour of a long pose. Below, a page I’ve kept working on, adding the skulls next to previously drawn poses. I made use of a Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush White and a white grease pencil to help pull some features out of the tangle of over sketching, aka pentimento.

The shoulder area is so important that I wanted to draw x-ray super-imposed bones of that region into the figures’ but the drawing became cluttered enough so I intend to work some of those up at a later date.

Work page1Work page2

The ledger book I’ve been working in, above, has been a real joy and takes the inks beautifully.

Steel Yard

When back to Cleveland for a bit more than 24 hours. Much to short of a visit, intended to get to the Garfield Mausoleum but that’ll have to be on the next trip. Did make it to Cleveland’s Steel Yards, where the steel giant Arcelor Mittal still has a mill crank in’ away.

Midway Freight elev Kevin

The drawing above is Think Media’s cameraman Kevin, in the backseat of an SUV with head cranked most uncomfortably against the ceiling in order to film me as I draw him.

all drawn with Faber-Castwll Pitt Artist Pens.

Rust Revisited

Washington Square Park WSqPk Brkn hrt Conductor LK


Taking a a break from thinking too hard. Channelling fabulous comic book artist, actually the Sunday Funnies, George Wunder. Drawings done in an old ledger book with ink, mostly Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens. I also made use of  a number of fountain pens, in particular -Pelikan M215, Graf Von Faber-Castell Classic, Faber-Castell Basic Black Leather, Sailor Bent Nib Calligraphy fp, and a Pelikan M400 Tortoise fp. All fountain pens were filled with Platinum Carbon ink except the Pelikan M400 Tortoise which was filled with Noodler’s Ottoman Blue.

Random doodling  Sow's ear Patio nonsense

Some details.

Sarge in charge Detail 2 Detail3 Detail3 Detail4 Detail b Acme1 Acme2  Acme3 Acme4


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