The Elder, Albert; Without A Pipe

First, do you also feel that this gentleman is missing his pipe? I get the feeling his hands might be fidgeting without it. Perhaps it's the feeling that he isn't sitting still, or that his eyes are imploring me to hurry up and finish the drawing, so he can get on with his business. I … Continue reading The Elder, Albert; Without A Pipe

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It Is As It Was

The expression is very matter-of-fact and I have no clue what I was thinking when I drew it. It's an old drawing I just found in a sketchbook I wanted to recycle for a new class. What amazes me is the alertness of the face and the amount of expression that only a few lines … Continue reading It Is As It Was

Waiting

Going back to a more Cubist styling with this beauty. She reminds me of an earlier drawing called "Lovelie Lao". It looks here like I've caught her waiting for someone or something and scrunching up her shoulders with some resignation of their delay. The layering and using of the sides of the conte sticks seems … Continue reading Waiting

The New Doonesbury

Her title came to me in a flash. Do you remember the Doonesbury comic strips? That's what she remind me of. Something sardonic in her expression. Thay all had it. A certain incredulity in their eyes. The odd hair that always looks like it's blown but something other than wind. I played a little more … Continue reading The New Doonesbury

Post-Modern Mummy

Ok, she is a Mummy. Wrapped in a gossamer cloth, almost see-through with age. Her hair is wild and standing straight up on her head, with a new wave - post-punk style. She is even wearing a black ribbon around her neck, adding a certain sexiness to her look. The black lipstick adds the tough … Continue reading Post-Modern Mummy

Evil, at Rest

Is this character evil, or could that just be the name? Either way, they are in a casual mood and look restful in mind and body. Perhaps it's an old person dressing inappropriately for their age. It's hard to tell what's going on in their eyes and mind. What do you think they are thinking? … Continue reading Evil, at Rest

Dude! That Was Electric!

Whatever just happened, this dude really tripped on it. His whole being is tingling with electricity. Is he wired from the experience, or has the experience become wired because of something else he's done (or ingested)? Who's to say. All I know is this looks like a state of mind that seems awesome to be … Continue reading Dude! That Was Electric!

Right Through You

Using only conte on this black paper remains an interesting challenge. Mainly as the key, for me at least, is to remember to apply light touches as I use the colours and then blend repeatedly. The pretty girl has caught you staring at her and isn't amused. She gives you the devil stare that challenges … Continue reading Right Through You

Contentment

Now using only conte, and blending repeatedly between application of layers. I did let go of form on this one and not sure I got the face exactly as I hoped. The funny thing is it ended up looking like an old high school friend I was thinking about. Funny how the subconscious comes into … Continue reading Contentment

Deep, Philosophical Sadness

The sadness is mostly in the eyes for this guy, and maybe I took the easy road to connecting the feeling of his being philosophical, because of the beard. The funny thing is that the image that inspired this one was most definitely not Sophocles. Regardless of the source material, something inside me was coming … Continue reading Deep, Philosophical Sadness