Drawing of Kia Leaning on a Stool

I don't mention model's name most of the time. However, as I look at these drawings, I realize that I recognize the models. So I'll try to mention them from now on if that's the case. I'm actually surprised, I recognize them as I never aim for likeness with these drawings. Rather, I try to … Continue reading Drawing of Kia Leaning on a Stool

Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Here's another sanguine drawing of a female figure. This time, she's sitting in a chair. I like the upward direction the pose is giving to the drawing, but I'm not entirely happy with the chair perspective. Still, it's a good practice drawing and I think I captured the gesture of the pose well. I used … Continue reading Female Figure Sitting in the Chair

Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

All of the previous gesture drawings I posted were done with charcoal. But here's a sanguine drawing! Most of the time, I use willow or vine charcoal for gesture drawing. Occasionally, I use sanguine such as Pipo's chalk or Conte. It is a less forgiving material, but I do like the look and it allows … Continue reading Sanguine Drawing of Sitting Female Figure

Standing Female Figure Looking to the Left, Drawing

I drew this gesture from live model in 2019. I used charcoal on light-gray paper. Depicted here is a standing female figure from the front. She's looking to the left with her arms behind. She's leaning on her right leg, which throws her hip to the side. I like the overall gesture of this pose.

Dreamy Lands Painting

In the world of fantasy, the sea can be any color. In Oksana's Dreamy Lands painting it is yellow-green with a hint of pinks. This painting was inspired by sea haze and a play of sun rays through the think slice of air. This artwork is done in colors that are something out of fantasy … Continue reading Dreamy Lands Painting

Leaning Female Figure Front, Charcoal Drawing

This is a gesture drawing of a female figure from the front leaning on a stool. I drew it 2019 from life model. It was probably a 20-minute pose as back then I didn't have the habit of signing every drawing, and can't be 100% sure. Looking at this drawing now, I see a lot … Continue reading Leaning Female Figure Front, Charcoal Drawing

Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018

I've been an artist my entire life, but I have never seriously considered drawing or painting people. I did try several times when I was in school, but I would not call those artworks a serious portrait. Ever since I learned about the Society of Figurative Arts, I have been challenging myself with more serious … Continue reading Portrait Drawing Workshop 2018

Plumeria – Botanical Copic Drawing

When I visited Sydney, Australia for the first time, I was mesmerized with plumeria flowers and decided to make a drawing of them. I never saw this tree bloom before, and its leaves looked familiar. Apparently, it's just a look-a-like, but a completely different tree. It's interesting how completely different things might look similar in … Continue reading Plumeria – Botanical Copic Drawing

Milestone Frog Lantern figurine

This is the milestone one would find in an enchanted forest. It is shaped as a stone frog and the fire inside emits a faint green light. This green glow lets lost travelers know that they are on the right path. This miniature milestone lets the owner know that even in the darkest hour, the … Continue reading Milestone Frog Lantern figurine