Saturday, September 30, 2017

Marker life drawings - Miranda

2s, a 5 and a 10 min poses 

 Model Miranda at Sivermine Arts Center

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Isometric Graph Paper

I stumbled across isometric graph paper this week and have been having fun with it. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017


I've been using this little character to help me set up my figure drawings. It's a quick way to get general proportions and a sense of the whole drawing before working on the details. The dots indicate some landmarks that I look for and the diagram on the right is how it fits with anatomy. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Charcoal and Conte Figures

Drawn from life. Above 5 mins each in charcoal. 
Below 20 mins with Conte.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Head Angle Diagrams

The second one is an old one (from Jul 2012) that I edited a little before starting the one above it.  The top one is done in Illustrator so that I can play around with small adjustments in the lines. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017



A breakdown to show some of the things I'm thinking about when drawing from the model.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Proportion & Patreon

I've been working on putting together my notes on proportion. It's a new and improved version of the basic drawing course I posted earlier this year.  It's part one of a four part series that will eventually also include perspective, anatomy, and design. This is a work in progress and I would love feedback. It's the only way I'll know if I'm communicating concepts well.

Click here to view the book.

If you like it and want to support this project please visit my Patreon page 
It's also a great platform to give feedback. If you do the exercises I will go over drawings an offer advice. Thanks! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Marker figure drawings

 Drawn form life.  From a couple of different sessions.

Monday, July 3, 2017


1 min poses. Drawn from life.

Friday, June 23, 2017


My sister. 

 My brother in law.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Head General Model

This is an updated version.  I overlaid a bunch of reference photos of people out of a book called Face It: A Visual Reference for Multi-ethnic Facial Modeling for ideas on how to make the last version better.  Some of the changes I made - I lowered the bridge of the nose, made it longer and it doesn't stick out as much and I simplified the design so it looks less specific.