Boat Study #2

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This was another quick drawing of a sail boat out catching the wind. Perhaps a race with the other sails closing in on her, or is she leaving the pack and stretching for the finish. Maybe just a good run for a casual day on the water. I loved doing the spinaker on this one, as it is almost like a balloon stretching to its limits as the wind fills her.


Indian Portrait

Indian Portrait – 11″ x 14″ Charcoal on Premium paper

This piece was completed a while ago, and I am posting it now because I didn’t like the way he turned out at first. He grew on me so perhaps he will grow on you too. Another study of textures, and skin tones.

Dogsled Country

Dogsled Country – 11″ x 14″ Pencil Drawing on Premium paper

Always wanted to do a scene of the country with a team of dogs pulling a sled. Tried several new techniques on this one and have found that an eraser is almost as good as the pencil to get interesting shading results for the sky and rough snow. Hope you enjoy, this has been a rough sketch and kept the dogs in simple form so as not to take away from the background. The dogs could be cleaner and more detailed, but again on this one I like the rustic and rough look. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. Enjoy

Eagle Eye Vision

fa1e7-eagle¬†Eagle Eye Vision – 11″x14″ Pencil on premium paper

This was a study of the reflection in the eye of an eagle. I think I captured the serious tone the eagle is displaying as he is overlooking his hunting area. As birds of prey often display a very intense look in their eyes, they serve as the most important aspect to its survival. The edges of this work were too large for my scanner so clipping did occur. I will try and get a photo displaying the whole piece as soon as I can.