My twist on a skull study assignment for a drawing class. Initially I had just drawn the skull, but then I needed to add a background and I was feeling mischievous.
I used charcoal and oil pastel on the final one, but the variations with different colors were done using Photoshop.
Photos: experimenting with lighting and composition.
Model study in pastel.
My final project for my first drawing class in college. The theme was “Overlay”. The canvas is made of taped together, photocopied, distressed journal pages. The figure is drawn with charcoal (and she’s drawing herself).
Charcoal portrait of a boy, and the initial sketch I did for it.
Chiaroscuro drawing of leaf-man sculpture I made. Photos of the sculpture here.
Small graphite drawings of a view out of a window in daytime and at night.
A study based off a marble sculpture.
Large-scale gouache painting of a bristlecone pine (the longest-lived trees in the world).
Charcoal study of teddy bear tucked under a comforter.
Quick still life sketch of a foam deer.
Photos of a sculpture I created for my first drawing course in college. Focused on light, shadow, and contrast. The photos became a reference for a large charcoal drawing.
Gouache on illustration board, with some brown paper collaged on for the shadow-type figure.
Some sketches I did while I was experimenting with gouache.
Did a drawing/structural study focusing on cross-contour lines.