Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mojo magical meetup with Audery

Audery posed for us last evening at Concrete Ocean Art Gallery. Here are some sketches.

Updated 2014-12-17

Updated 2014-12-17

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dani as a Harlequin

Dani posed for us again as a harlequin. This time she took one long pose. I did some composition studies below in ink pen. I am starting to like the longer poses and think of the shorter drawings and paintings as just hardly worth posting. It takes quite a bit of time to keep updated and since I am doing daily work, I would like to feel that I was working on something a little more substantial. For instance a page of sketch studies and a finished work, or at least a major work that was getting some attention.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Watercolor Sketches

The blog is called Daily Sketchbooks, but I will consider all sketches or notes that I collect as part of this online sketchbook, whether or not they exist in one physical volume or not. Here are some watercolor sketches of some Flamenco Dancers that I did today. The dancers were performing at the Tavern of Fine Arts. They belong to the St. Louis Cultural Flamenco Society.

Kate Westhoff and Emma Frey Dance Flamenco
Kate Westhoff and Emma Frey Dance Flamenco
Kate Westhoff
Here below is a video of Kate Westhoff of the St. Louis Cultural Flamenco Society dancing the Flamenco. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mary Elizabeth Kennedy at Tavern of Fine Arts

Mary Elizabeth posed for us at Tavern of Fine Arts this afternoon. Below are a few of my sketches.
The details of the event can be seen here on the Saint Louis Drawing and Painting Group's Meetup event page: "Mary Elizabeth at Tavern of Fine Arts".

Today I was just playing around with mediums. I was all over the place really. Mary Elizabeth was very colorful and I would like to do more color studies of this session as that isn't so much conveyed in these drawings. I'll probably do an update on this post soon with more work done on these.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fridays at Koken Art Factory

The event that normally in the past occurred at 2720 is from what I hear going to be moved to Koken Art Factory. Bryan Pease from Concrete Ocean Art Gallery invited us to draw with his group as people  would volunteer pose for us.

Posted here are two of my better charcoal pencil drawings from the evening. The young lady immediately below although unknown to me was selling some of her crafts at the monthly art event. I really wanted to capture the light and the subtlety of the locks of hair.

Below is Joey who is a friend of Chad. I didn't realize it was her until I began drawing. We only just met her the week earlier at Mark Plattner's Birthday party. She is a very tall and graceful lady.

Here are some bits from other peoples sites for me to reflect on regarding techniques in Charcoal. 

  1. Prud'hon's Technique | Ricardo Pontes
  2. Theory: Best Guess at Prud'hon's Step by Step Approach

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kickstarting This Thing Again

This Thursday December 6, 2012,  I made a wager with a friend (Chad) that I would make a new post on this blog every day for the next year. In the case that I fail to update it for a day, I owe Chad $20. That is to say $20 for each day I miss. Therefore, here are my posts  to follow beginning on Friday December 7, 2012.

Here's to a year of uninterrupted drawing success! Chad tells me he is set to start a goal of his own in the new year. Let us just see who is the richer at the end of the year!