I am a mostly self taught artist and I specialize in graphite portraiture. I have been studying independently for about 10 years now.
I'll just post a few pieces. Comments and critique are always welcome.
This is 2.5 x 3.5 miniture on ATC card. I usually work 11 x 14
This another that I just finished same size.
This is 5 x 7 portrait of a friends pet
16 x 20 Charcoal and White pastel
Sorry about the crooked photo 16 x 20 graphite drawing of clay pipes
From a couple of years ago "The Bride" 16 x 20
Well you have an extraordinary talent and extremely good eye sides.
caricatures from photo
Thank you, but still so much to learn and practice before I getto where I want to be. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
THese are very good. You should post your work on the "Members Art" gallery. I love "The Bride".
If you can do the the practice with thinking (using your brain) in everything you do you can get better and quicker to where you wont to be.
Charles, I have posted these to the gallery. They are several pages back by now :) Thank you for your kind words and "The Bride" is one of my favorites too.
ivo, Yes, I have come to realize that is exactly what I need to do. I have challenged myself to draw nearly everything these days freehand, however, I have not disciplined myself to constantly measure and compare as I should. And it shows. Ah back to the drawingboard....sigh
Thanks for looking and commenting
As children we all draw with crayons, markers, pencils, etc. As we get older our interests shift....sports, music, dance or whatever. If we have a true desire to create art we will focus all of our abillity towards art. With time and practice we create our art and ourselves. I would never consider myself an expert. My standards are set way to high for that. The experts in my opinion are artists such as Armin Mersmann, Linda Huber (Imaginee), Paul Lung. There are many more. Google them if you have never seen their work. They are amazing graphite artists.
Thanks for looking and commenting,
Loved it all but the clay pipe drawing really impressed me, the unusual perspective and dark/light play are very impresive.