Thursday, October 25, 2012

Drawing groups updated

Poor, poor blog... how I neglect you so.

At any rate I made some updates to my list of drawing groups around the DFW metroplex. I didn't check everything so feel free to berate me, but there are a couple new figure drawing groups.

DFW Sketch and Life Drawing Groups (on Blogger)
DFW Sketch and Life Drawing Groups (Facebook)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fellow patrons at Borders cafe

Haven't done any 100% digital sketching lately so I had a go with it at the cafe in Borders. Tried something new with toning and I think it came out nice, I'll have to do more digital toning to all my sketches. Autodesk Sketchbook Pro 2011 (worth the upgrade for the blending modes!)


Thursday, April 14, 2011


A racer friend (Christy Carlson, right) asked me to draw a picture for a t-shirt. The car and driver on the left (Brianne Corn) is the team I co-drive (navigate) for!


Monday, April 11, 2011

Drink & Draw April 10

Sketches done last night at the Drink & Draw at Flying Saucer in Dallas. Both done with red Col-Erase in my 8¼"× 5½" Hand Book sketchbook (worlds better than Moleskine!), the second was inked over with a Zebra brush pen (fine point? the gray one)



Monday, April 4, 2011

Last Tree on Mars

This was one of the last kinds of tree to die out on Mars. The large trunk stored up plenty of water in the increasingly dry conditions.


Ink in sketchbook. Initial sketch done in Col-Erase Carmine Red (and looked much better!) Copic F01 drawing pen, Zebra super fine sign pen, water brushes with mid-tone and black washes.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Copic sepia fountain pen

Playing around with a Copic sepia fountain pen I got a couple weeks ago. I love it, except the point is a little too fine for this kind of sketching and the ink keeps running nearly dry. It's supposed to be waterproof but it bleeds just enough to make some nice washes with the water brush, perfect for this kind of sketching. The drawings probably look larger than the real versions, the super fine point inspires tiny scratches rather than bold strokes.

Quick sketches at the park (cut short because my almost-4-yr-old was being, well, an almost-4-yr-old)


More sketches later while watching TV. Mostly from imagination but inspired by people I saw.


PS. I have a new son less than 48 hours old. Toby Alexander, 8 lbs. 1 oz., born 9:39 PM March 31, 2011. Welcome to the new kid.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Another year

Another year come and gone without posting anything. Sigh.

I updated my list of DFW sketch groups to include a new uptown group and link to the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco which hosts figure drawing workshops from time to time.

Here's a couple girls I drew last night at the Drink and Draw DFW. The black thing growing out of the left girl's head is me splotching the ink by accident before it was dry. Pen & ink wash (left), 5"x8"; pencil and watercolor (right) 5"x8".