Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Dusty in the Morning

Dusty in the Morning
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
I know you guys are over my dog, but I can't help it. He's one of my favorite subjects. This is the WC of the drawing I posted last time.

You can see a hi-res version by following the link over to flickr.

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Dusty in front of the couch

Dusty in front of the couch
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
It was a beautiful morning and the sun was beaming through the windows. This is Dusty soaking in the sunlight. A water color will follow.

I think I'm following Lara's interiors from last month, but I hope to continue with a Sargentesque as well.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sargent study two - water color

Here's the water color version of the previous drawing. It's hard to replicate in water color what the master did in oil. But it's fun and quick. And with each one I'm learning more.

Next Sargent Study

This is a sketch of a detail from Sargent's "Essie, Ruby, And Ferdinand, Children of Asher Wertheimer"

The color version is coming next. I didn't realize when I started this that this was a portrait of the children of the man in the last study. Ol' Asher must have been a pretty wealthy dude to commission several Sargent portraits.

Did I kill it?

I took the advice of Mr. Torta and Doc Research and went back into this a bit. The problem was I did it right after I woke up, and without my usual morning coffee. So I may have made that oh-so-easy-to-make mistake of over working a water color. But that's OK, I can do another one. I may continue on this Sargent study track for a bit. I learn so much from studying his work.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Relying on the masters

I was aching to paint/draw tonight. Caught a bit of American Idol while I ate an INCREDIBLE hamberger and fries that my wife dished up. I mean sauteed onions and mushrooms, home-made buns.... OK, I digress.I had freelance work to do after dinner. Did that.

Later, I was looking at one of my Sargent (John Singer Sargent) books. I'm feeling VERY rusty so I thought it might be a good idea to do a study of one of my heros. I did a pencil sketch and was very disappointed in the results. But as I addded color, it started to come together. What do you think?

Monday, February 13, 2006

Another Meeting, Another Sketch

For all you folks that draw people in coffee shops and diners, my hat is off to you. These are a couple of guys I work with, sketched in a meeting today. This is Juan And Rhyne. You may recognize Rhyne as "Uber Lord of Video" from an earlier post.Not only was a I trying to pull off my ususal I'm-listening-while-I'm-doodling face, but trying to steal truly meaningful, information gathering glances, was difficult.

When I draw potraits from life I'm use to being able to stare as long as I want, and the model knows I'm there. So to you sleath-poeple-sketchers (and you know who you are) you have my deepest respect.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

May the Moleskine be with you

Well, it's getting busy again so I have to rely on my meeting notes once more for my post.

Today's meeting was about blogs. It was a meeting with a large attendance, 20 people maybe. Somebody in the room alluded to bloggers being people that sat in their basements with their Star Wars figurines. I took umbrage with that. I immediately left the conference room and retrieved my over-sized Yoda Pez dispenser. I set it in the middle of the conference table and said nothing. Then I proceeded to draw it during the course of the meeting. It was all taken in good humor so all is well and I am still employed.

And as you can see I still took my notes. I don't know who the bald guy is with all the questions. Perhaps it's me a few years from now.

Chewbacka and I will be posting from my basement tomorrow.

Friday, February 03, 2006

That's one sick-bcf-puppy

This little girl will be staying with us for the next week. Her name is Cinco. She's a little Chihuaha that belongs to my brother-in-law. She ancient but fierce. She weighs all of 5 pounds but my 90 pound retriever gives her respect when she visits.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Can you guess who this is?

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If you don't know who this is, check this out. It kinda-sorta looks like the crazy guy who does outlandish and outstanding work on his blog. I just hope I can draw as well as he when I grow up.

Oh crap. I'm already grown up.