I wanted to share with you all some of the things I didn't get around posting before. I will try and update this thread with new work and paintings in progress.
The first one is a relatively quick study i did of my friend Toby who was posing at Tony Ryder's studio at the time :
This was a preliminary portrait drawing I did for a painting that I never got around to finishing. Hopefully I will get to someday...
This Rubens drawing blew me away. It wasn't until I started copying it that I realized how freaking awesome this guy actually was! My god! This pose is intens. Copying from the masters truly is a conscious raising experience.
And this last one is a SP that I started back in San Fransisco under incandescent light. The colours are a bit wacky.. and I hope I get to finish it if I can get the lighting setup to mimick the original conditions... Most of the painting is still covered in a loose underpainting with the opaque and final paint layer only visible on parts of the face.