Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Ursa is a plaster cast of a clay bust I made several years ago.  I have to admit my drawing skills are feeling painfully rusty.  Here is a drawing of Ursa in profile, in preparation for charcoal and white chalk.  I scanned this drawing in hopes of transferring it for a variety of studies.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Study from plaster cast", 4 by 4in, charcoal and white conte pencil

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Drawing from a plaster cast.

"Torso, 6 by 9in, charcoal on paper"

It's probably been 25 years since I last picked up a charcoal pencil in earnest.   Oddly, the pencils labeled soft were very hard and only the one labeled medium was soft enough to be usable.  As a subject I used a plaster cast of a sculpture I made some years back...perhaps a decade. There was a lot of dust on the old girl.
This was intended as a preparation for an oil painting, but I have a feeling I may be getting ahead of myself. I need to sort out some things first, so the painting may have to wait a little while.