i've spent time in my past teaching others to draw. i'm actually doing this right now with a friend when she and i find time for lessons. that's another one of my joys. teaching what i have learned and watching someone realize their own amazing potential; whether coming from the point of a pencil, pen, chalk, conte or paints.
recently i was sorting thru sketches of old. most are from my college years comprised of life drawing classes, but some also included contracted portrait works with models and more. i wanted to share some of, what i see as the beauty of work. plus, i decided to have fun with some of these pieces with scans and photoshop manipulations to see what kind of neato effects could be achieved.
this first sample of some of my character studies dates back awhile, but i thought it would be a good start. the original sketch is from college and too big to scan..., but thankfully i can duplicate any work quickly if given time. this piece was redrawn on simple unlined white notebook paper using black ballpoint ink. i experimented with cross-hatching pen strokes and more to create the shadows and contours of the models exquisite form:
the next phase of this post is continued in the next post due to some weird tech. issue i'm having uploading (2) scans into one entry... so read more above!