Hey all, I'm about to graduate from the New York Academy of Art, figured I'd start to post some of my work here, to keep me working and posting after I leave school-
Here are some drawings I've done-
Thanks for looking,
red pencil drawing of a skull from my France sketchbook-
"Still life" of a bat and a study of a plaster cast, forget which one it is.
Both are graphite and wash on paper
Portrait of Ulrica, silverpoint on prepped paper
Skull, silverpoint on prepped paper
Anatomy studies of the shoulder seen from the back- what happens when a shoulder is raised. Graphite on paper
I love your shading - it's very realistic yet different than some I have seen great anatomy sketches too
What do you prep your paper with for the silverpoint? Keep up the drawings!
Great stuff, man, and thanks for stopping by my Richer thread. Your drawings are both beautiful and convincing in their expression of form. I think the plant study early on is especially really well observed and elegantly composed. I'd like to see more work like the "raised shoulder" study. That helped me a lot.
Your studies in graphite such as the bat and the heads remind me of Barry Moser's illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy", work I haven't thought about in decades, but nevertheless exerted a strong influence on me at the time. The illos were very subtle wash drawings, but I see a similar joining of authority and elegance in the work you've posted here. I'm looking forward to more.
"Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
Thanks N. D. Hill =)
Cory Hinman, thanks for the kind words- I plan on doing more anatomy studies down the road in a few months. Cheers
"Ashley", graphite on paper.
The painting is an oil sketch of sorts I worked on while I was studying with Odd Nerdrum, self-portrait. Playing around with his palette and a bit of the technique.
Thanks for looking =)
You use light to setup a mood beautifully. Something about your drawings remind me of Daumier's, you might want to check him out, why because he has caught many moods and expressions using light pushing the viewer to complete the form . His work might be of interest to you. As I look through your drawing I see improvement you're adapting well. It was nice to visit here.
I m digging these 2 the most in the latest ones. Obv not the most important questions to be asking but I curious as to what grades of graphite pencils you are using and what you use to blend.
You ve gotten me wanting to give metal point a go btw. Something intriguing about drawing with metal imo.
Like your work!
cquinn, thanks- I use 4b sometimes, but have been stopping at 2b, and using hb, 2h, and 6h. The brand of pencil matters a lot, as no brand is the same, one 2h isn't the same as another 2h from a different brand. To blend, I use a paper stump, and a rag. I also use water from time to time to mix up the mark making, and I make sure to erase quit often to build form back and forth.
Here are some sketches
I do have to say, the way you shade, it is rather fantastic.
These drawings are freakin' beautiful!!!!!!
Edit* No but seriously, amazing work.