Serene Song (White charcoal and studio pencils on black paper): I once bought a pack of charcoal pencils that included a white charcoal. I finally came across a picture that would use that pencil. The shot I drew this from had stage equipment in the background. I left that out of the picture and instead placed a single red rose on the piano using studio pencils.
At the Hockey Hall of Fame (Pencil on paper): I had a picture of my nephew pretending to leap over the boards while outside the Hall of Fame. It was drawn for my brother-in-law.
Carolyn (Pencil on paper): There was a movie made in Canada in the 80s called "Breaking All The Rules." It was not a great movie but did have a few scenes that made me remember it a couple of decades later. One of the stars was Carolyn Dunn. This was a screen capture of the girl who said, "You love my underwear?"
Beagle (Pencil on paper): Is it possible to not love the beagle? Charles Shultz loved it so much that he used the breed for Snoopy.
Greg (Pencil on paper): I was looking for something to draw one day and found this picture for a tuxedo ad. I just think he looks like a Greg.
Husky (Pencil on paper): What can you say about such a beautiful dog. It was the profile of the animal that caught my attention for this drawing.
Holding Hands (Pencil on paper): A friend asked me to draw this one for her friend. How do you not love this pose?
Collie (pencil on paper): One of several dogs I drew. I’ve always loved this breed of dog, possibly because of watching Lassie when I was young.
Study of Dürer Praying Hands (White chalk and black pastel on blue paper): This was homework for one of my master’s techniques classes. The assignment was to copy “Praying Hands” by Albrecht Dürer. Although I’m happy with the result it obviously doesn’t compare to the original. More about Dürer can be found at the Artsy Albrecht Dürer page.
Sarah (Pencil on paper): Whenever I feel like doing a drawing and can't find a suitable picture, I can go to Sarah Slean's website and find a good pose. Seriously, has this lady ever taken a bad picture?
Audrey Tautou (Pencil on paper): Amelie herself. I want to relearn French so I can watch this movie without having to look at the subtitles.
A Christmas Secret (Pencil on paper): When my nephew went to see Santa for the first time, the picture that was taken had this perfect pose. There was no way I could resist doing this drawing.
Golden Retriever (Pencil on paper): One of the most beautiful dog breeds, I enjoyed the look of this picture, the dog sitting in the tall grass.
Theo (graphite on paper): The son of a friend of mine, I used a picture she had on social media and drew this as a surprise.
A Girl and her Dog (graphite on paper): Sometimes a picture just pops up and screams to be drawn. This was one such picture. A friend on Instagram posted it and, well here it is.
Drawing is one of my favourite hobbies. The reason I love doing it is there really isn’t much involved in the cleanup. Painting (especially oils) is a bit more time consuming when finishing for the day.
I use mostly pencils for my drawings as they have a large range of hard to soft giving me a great range of tonal values but I also really enjoy the classic feel of using silverpoint.
ADOBE MUSE CC STARTER