If you are on Sktchy you will probably recognize this guy. If you aren’t on Sktchy, yes he really looks like this! His pictures are super fun to draw from.
This is from December, 2016. My inspiration was a photo I found of Jehnny Beth from the band Savages. I’m sure I was listening to them at the time. Here is a link to an excellent live set. Jehnny Beth also does a weekly radio show on Beats 1 that is super good.
This drawing is from last November. My source photo has been misplaced and I cannot remember who it is. It’s in the computer somewhere. I drew with sanguine marker first, put in the darks with black brush pen, and then used a white gel pen for the lights.
I have found that orange is difficult to draw over. Not physically difficult, I mean the brightness is distracting! Read More
I found this drawing today while flipping through a sketchbook and drinking my morning coffee. Read More
There is an app out there for people like me who like to draw random strangers. There appears to be a lot of us! The app is called Sktchy, and I learned about it from another artist whose blog I have followed for a long time. Sktchy is a great source of inspiration for anyone who likes to draw, sketch, or paint people. If you use Sktchy I’m on as Siver Black.
The drawing here was done with PITT art markers and a Pentel Pocket Brush pen.
While drawing last night I stood the book up on the table in order to view from a short distance. It is helpful to change perspective in order to better see what is working and what is not. Flipping the work upside down or looking at it in the mirror also helps. Read More
By Robert James
This drawing is PITT artist pens over gouache, on top of penciled notes. The initial line drawing is in sanguine and the white highlights are a gel rollerball. Read More
A friend of mine grew this awesome mustache a while back. Read More
This is on the page opposite the Leonard Cohen drawing from the last post, Read More