Drawing of the Day, Monday 7/15/2019

sketch book sketches - Ian on his phone

In lieu of not having very much posted recently, here are a bunch of sketches from my sketchbook. These sketches cover May through July 2019.

Drawing of the day, Thursday 7/11/2019

Short poses at the Art Students League. Loved the model’s “hair” it was a piece, but so creative, a simple bunch of bright orange pom-poms.






Drawing of the day, Thursday 6/6/2019

Got to the Montclair Art Museum for open sketch on the last free Thursday a little late, and Steve couldn’t come today either. @tinaroseoriginals was our model again, and posed in a sparkly red dress today. The only two things worth posting were one drawing and a watercolor sketch.


Drawing of the day, Thursday 5/9/2019

Terrific male model at the Art Students League again. Older gentleman with slim sinewy muscles. Tried to capture the whole pose instead of concentrating on the contours in some sketches, but I think I missed the mark on pose and line this time.

I liked the longer poses better, getting OK  5 and 10 minute wet media sketches down fairly well. I have to do this more so my decision making gets better…

Fairly happy with my portrait, my pastels are getting worn down to stubs and I’m going to need to buy some of my go to colors soon.


Drawing of the day, Thursday 5/2/2019

Another open sketch session at the Montclair Art Museum. Our returning model, Tina Rose had another great costume that she made herself. There was so much to draw, I did a few of these as exercises in drawing the negative shapes only.

I’m also testing out a new Gallery Plug in this post, so it’s easier to see the images in detail view.





Drawing of the Day, Thursday 4/11/2019

Our model was an older lady with short hair at the Art Students League short poses tonight. Still experimenting with wet media for the 5 and 10 minute poses, needs more practice. The last drawing on the page was an attempt at an extreme caricature with the remaining 8 minute pose of the day.