Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another Pam Portrait

Here is another lady named Pam that I did a portrait of last year. The portrait was done as a memorial for her. She was killed in a motorcycle accident in April 2008. She would have been my youngest son's mother-in-law. This is an example of the dark darks that can be achieved with layering ball point pen medium. If you look closely at the eyes you can see that there is a slight difference in the right from the left. Pam lost her right eye when she was young and had a glass eye. I did not try to alter this specific difference to make them more semetrical as in a classical portrait but, rather I wanted to keep her image totally her. She is dearly missed... Cheers!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Portrait Commission - Pam DIgnan

Hello everyone, been a couple of days since I was here to post. Been working pretty steady these days. Here is a portrait commission I finished and delivered last week. It is of a lady I know when she was 16. She is now 51. I did the drawing in my Staedtler "Triplus" Ball Point Pens. It took 15 hours to complete. It is done on Hammer Mill Acid Free Heavy Cover Stock for Color Laser Printing. She loved it and it is to be a gift to her husband who took the photo of her originally. It was taken on slide film so I had to work from the slide image. It was pretty dark as it was taken on an over-cast day. None the less, I feel it came out pretty well.

Thanks for looking !


Keep On Creating !


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Color Pencil Drawing

This is a color pencil drawing I did a few months back for my wife. They are images of our two Labs. The black one, Bear, we lost last year to a rapid growth cancer in his neck. The Chocolate, Maggie, is our current fur kid. She is now 11 months old. At the time I did this drawing she was 6 months and the ref. photo I used was from when she was 3 months old. We miss Bear and Love Maggie Mae (M & M).


Hello to you and thank you for coming by my first blog. I hope to keep this updated so that it can be a source of freshness to those who follow my work.

I will be posting my work in progress images here and posting more small imcrimental changes to it than on my full site. I hope that you stop by often as I begin to develop this little insight to my Ball Point Pen drawing world.

I also plan on posting my Plein Air work here and my daily drawings and sketches. My ATC drawings will also posted here.

That's all for now. "Keep On Creating"