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.
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
It seems, learning to draw has never been as easy as nowadays. However, a lot of people confuse lots of repetitive drawing with growth. Sure, practice is important, but drawing mindlessly is quite pointless. Every drawing should teach the artist something. Otherwise, there is no professional development. Without analyzing the work and thinking about improvements, … Continue reading Learning to Draw – Quantity vs Quality
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
There was a time, when I never held a Copic in my hands. Thankfully, this was promptly changed by a wonderful gift from my hubby. The pear drawings presented here are my very first experiments with this wonderful medium. I immediately fell in love, and wanted to get more colors. It took me a while … Continue reading Pears Copic Drawings
Sometimes, I just draw what's in front of me, like this tea bag. However, quite often it turns out to be this ornate candy vase. I tried to capture its form, but symmetry didn't quite work out. Still, I think the general shape is quite clear, and the candy suggests its nature.
Here's another quick portrait of a girl. Sometimes I carry several pens, and this time I decided to use bright blue to accent some parts of the drawing. The main part is the heart that this girl is wearing on her neck. The proportions are somewhat off on the torso, and I wish I'd made more definition on the face.
Whenever I travel, I try to make some memories in the form of sketches. This is a view from Hilton Sydney hotel's lounge on the 36th floor. The hotel is built in the city center. It has a view of beautiful historic buildings and a cool new tram. It was built in the last two years, and now it's very easy to get to city harbor. What I love about Sydney is the preservation of historic buildings.
Galleria Dallas is a great shopping mall that has these spectacular installations for seasonal holidays. I drew this during Lunar New Year when they had a multitude of beautiful red lanterns hanging from the ceiling. The vantage point is from the Little Katana sushi place, a cafe with a beautiful view of the skating rink. … Continue reading .037 Lunar New Year at Galleria Dallas
Here's another interior drawing from the North Italia restaurant. I used to be a frequent visitor before the quarantine, so I have several sketches from there. This time I focused on the interior and charming house plants on the wall. There were beautiful antique mirrors with shelves and a bunch of potted plants. I'm always … Continue reading .036 North Italia House Plants, interior drawing