Thursday, May 31, 2007

Unknown Sitter
graphite, ink, and charcoal
27.9 x 34.5 cm (11" x 13.6")

The model is an artist. Unfortunately, I didn't catch her name. She had blonde hair and light coloured glasses on the top of her head.

This was a twenty minute drawing, made easier by not having any hands or feet to do.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Colourful Man
ink and pastel
15.2 x 20.3 (6" x 8")

Although this drawing is colourful, the actual scene was quite a bit more colourful. There was more contrast and the colour was far more intense than in the drawing.

The model was lit from directly above.

Sunday, May 27, 2007


30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

Local artists quite appreciate H. She's a big woman, not shy about modelling, who provides the artists with a different body type to draw. Part of drawing nudes, of course, is the study of anatomy, and since there is no standard body type, artists like to be presented with a variety of types.

Standing poses are never the models' favourites. They become uncomfortable in short order. H. held up remarkably well.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Mad Hair No. 2

graphite, ink, charcoal, and pastel
24.6 x 21.6 cm (9.7" x 8.5")

As promised, an unflattering portrait of a young dancer, who didn't seem at all unhappy to be sitting for a portrait. Although the drawing isn't far off as a likeness, the way in which the mouth and eyes are done certainly suggests unhappiness.

It's interesting how, when drawing, a line, here or there, can completely change an expression.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Mad Hair

graphite, ink, and charcoal
27.9 x 21.6 cm (11" x 8.5")

This drawing is a little sloppy. Perhaps too casual.
I certainly didn't do justice to the model, a young dancer with a radiant face and very crazy hair.

I'll have another, even less flattering drawing of the same model tomorrow.
It's a good thing that models don't take drawings personally.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lying Down
34.3 x 30.5 cm (13.5" x 12")

This is the same model and pose as on May 14th,
A. Lying Down.

The drawing was done more quickly than May 14th's.

It took probably twenty minutes to half an hour to complete.

Monday, May 21, 2007


digital image

One of my rare photos. Taken on a walk home from the drawing studio.

The actual scene was of course, no where near as dark as this photo suggests.

Friday, May 18, 2007


graphite, ink, and gouache
30.5 x 22.9 cm (12" x 9")

This was done last night. The model is an actor. Despite his intense and serious stare, he is quite light-hearted, and, in fact had just recently finished sixteen days of clown school.

The yellowish streaks in the model's hair were not intended to be quite so prominent, but it was so dark in the studio that I couldn't really see the streaks as I was painting them. It wasn't until I got the painting home that I realised how prominent they were. In reality the model has almost black hair.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


graphite, ink, and charcoal
27.9 x 20.8 cm (11" x 8.2")

I can't quite remember this pose, but it doesn't look like something the model could have held for very long.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Breaking Ground
cre8ery gallery
125 Adelaide St., 2nd fl.
Winnipeg, Canada

Winnipeg's newest art space and gallery, the cre8ery, opens its' inaugural exhibition, Breaking Ground, on May 25th, at 7:00 p.m.

In addition to the featured art, there will be music by Derrick McCandless and glass blowing by Tim Weiss, as well as a supplemental exhibition of nudes by artists drawing at the cre8ery.

Jordan Miller and Shawn Berard of the cre8ery, gallery artists, and other
participating artists will be on hand. Stop in and enjoy the art, music, and food. Everyone is welcome.

The exhibition runs from May 26th to June 9th, Tuesday to Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

graphite, ink,and oil pastel
16.0 x 24.1 cm

Posing for a portrait did seem to make this woman, an artist, happy. Curious.

"Happy are the happy."

Monday, May 14, 2007

A. Lying Down
30.5 x 45.7 cm (12" x 18")

This will be my last drawing of A. for awhile. A. is an artist and film maker, as well as an excellent model, who is leaving Winnipeg to return home.

She'll be missed by artists in Winnipeg. She was always fun to work with.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Big Man Seated
graphite, ink, and oil pastel
35.6 x 43.2 cm (14" x 17")

A simple drawing.

Sometimes little is needed to describe a scene.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Spring Night
11.4 x 17.5 cm (4.5" x 6.9")

This scene developed as it was being painted. I only had a vague idea of what I was doing. Perhaps it shows.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

B. Standing

graphite, ink, and pastel
43.2 x 35.6 cm (17" x 14")

Winnipeg's favorite model at work.
B. has appeared in many of my drawings, and hopefully, he will appear in many more.

One of my favourite drawings of B.,
from June 24, 2006 is Man With Arms Raised.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Tall Man Seated

ink and pastel
30.5 x 33.0 cm (12" x 13")

This drawing looks a little dull. It seems to be suffering from a lack of colour contrast, among other things. More time and effort might have put more excitement into the piece.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Head on Hand
graphite, ink, and oil pastel
35.6 x 43.2 cm (14" x 17")

I can't quite remember what I was trying to do with this drawing. Needless to say, it's not finished, and you have to search for the body, yet it has something.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Man With Arm Extended

graphite and ink
15.2 x 22.9 cm (6" x 9")

A simple, quick drawing.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

graphite, ink, and charcoal
(8.4" x 9.6")

On Thursday, April 19th, I posted a drawing of Crystal's Mother. Well, this is Crystal. She and her mother sat for portraits on same evening.