Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Michelangelo's David

Pencil sketch of Michelangelo's David.  The anticipation of action is perfectly manifested in the facial features.  The 13.5' tall statue carved by a twenty-something Michelangelo is breathtaking and a must see in Florence.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

iPad sketch 2

Here is a try at drawing a portrait with the iPad and iPencil.  I am getting used to drawing on the tablet and layers gives me a lot of flexibility and ease of erasing mistakes.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

iPad and iPencil sketch

Bought the new iPad and Pencil last week and wanted to try digital sketching.  Here is my first digital sketch.  The Pencil does a pretty good job, but the lag is noticeable with the new iPad.

Used the free Adobe Sketch app.  Unfortunately, this app does not offer different papers.  Want to try ProCreate next.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Que la Paix

A quick sketch of the landmarks from one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  A mixed media sketch with ink and graphite.

Let there be peace in the city of love. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Libyan Sibyl - a study

A quick study of Michelangelo's Libyan Sibyl. 

I used sanguine and sepia pencils and sticks.  The original in Sistine Chapel is about three times life-size whereas this study is 24" x 18" on paper. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Amsterdam Inspiration - 3

Pen and Ink drawing of the facades of Amsterdam.  I loved the architecture of the Amsterdam buildings along the canals.  The row houses were deliberately built narrow and deep in order to reduce the tax burden.  Real estate taxes are levied based on the amount of canal space occupied by the building.

Just for kicks, I added an iconic metal streetlight into the mix.  Can you spot it?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Amsterdam Inspiration - 2

A quick ink drawing of the Amsterdam scenery.