These are some quick sketches of strong man Eddie Hall from 2019. I used a Pentel Brush pen and ink wash on the verso page. The recto page uses the same brush pen but watercolor. These sketches are in a commercially bound journal with green-lined pages. The smooth paper is something that I enjoy working […]
Here’s another brush pen and ink sketch of Alun Armstrong. A wonderful set of dundrearies. Are they talked about as a set ? What is the related hairstyling vocabulary? Well, something to ponder, along with that wonderful hairdo. #MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth
In February I was sketching a lot of other folks besides Alun Armstrong. Here’s a sketch of Timothy West from “Bleak House.” I really can’t resist dundrearies!
At the end of February I wrote about #MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth. Since then several people have joined in the fun. You can read about this project here. I hope you’ll join in and start posting work. (Patreon subscribers a posting in a private group, but others are posting on instagram and other social media.) Meanwhile, one of […]
I’ll have more to say about television for the Pandemic, but today I want to recommend something I watched while recovering from cataract surgery in 2019. If you haven’t watched it now would be a good time: “Godless.” (On Netflix.) Scott Frank who created and wrote “Queen’s Gambit” wrote it. It’s a Western. The acting, […]
Yep, #MarchIsSketchAlunArmstrongMonth. It seems the best way to improve the current situation. I woke up this morning to icy rain. By the time I finished cycling (inside of course) there were fat, light flakes of snow falling quickly past the window behind me. The Minnesota State site for Covid vaccination eligibility said it would be […]
I couldn’t resist the title to today’s post—I think everyone needs to sketch of course. But also, if you end up waking up because of outside street noise, don’t stress, just sketch.
I did this sketch of Bill Bailey in a hand bound journal I’d made with 90 lb. watercolor paper (8 inches square). I was watching one of the several British comedy shows he turns up on—which is the best way for a US-based viewer to catch him. (It was probably an episode of QI which […]
Actor Alun Armstong has one of the best noses on the planet. His face is simply fun to sketch. Last year I had just started watching “New Tricks” (a detective series that is available on several streaming platforms), when I sketched this brush pen sketch (Pentel brush pen with ink wash. Sometimes when working working […]
Nothing is ever actually straightforward or simple. Of course now buying Stephen Quiller’s books on color theory now falls into that category. As far as I know he has the following two books on color theory: Color Choices: Making Color Sense Out of Color. Note that this is a […]