Thursday, February 8, 2018

Quick Sketch Portrait

Bistre Conte on Parchment 14x11
This was sketched in Jefferson Station in about 10 minutes.  Her face was partially painted for a sports event.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Snags and Friend

Graphite on Moleskine
This was rapidly sketched from life.  When you work this way you must be fast!

Monday, December 4, 2017

In Jefferson Station

Graphite on Tan Paper 12x9

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Trois Crayon Study

Conte and Charcoal 16x12
This is a life study with "trois crayon" (three colors). I first sketched it out with vine charcoal and then added the sanguine and white conte pencil.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

On the Easel

This is a work in progress.  It was drawn at Studio Incamminati from life. At this point I had about 2.5 hours invested into it.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Saturday Afternoon at Jefferson Station in Philadelphia

As usual, I walk around the train station looking for people to sketch.  These days, most people are glued to their cell phones.  I find that I am not even noticed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waiting in Jefferson Station

This lady was waiting in Jefferson Station. She was napping which made her an easy subject to draw.
I used a Pitt Oil Base Pencil and a Prismacolor Verithin Pencil to draw it.  These two pencils work nicely together.  They flow easily.

Friday, September 22, 2017

From SEPTA Regional Rail

Much of my sketching is based on riding the rail service in Philadelphia.  These two drawings were done with Pitt Oil Based Pencil and Cretacolor Nero Lead. The sketchbook is 7x10 Canson Classic Cream.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

From a Sketch to a Drawing

A rapidly done life sketch was first done in a 5x8 in Moleskine. At the studio a larger 12x16 drawing was created.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Model at Rest

This is from a 2 hour session a Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. It was drawn with Wolf's Carbon Pencil on Canson Mi-tientes paper. The dimensions are 25x19.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Monday, December 19, 2016

Pub Sketch

This is a sketch from 2015 that has been reworked with some Verithin Pencils.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 3, 2016

In Molly Malloy's

A nice gentleman sitting in
Molly Malloy's in the Reading
Terminal.  He noticed that I was
sketching him and gave me a smile
and a wave.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

On the Way Home....Waiting for the Train

Graphite and Prismacolor Verithin Pencils sketched on a Canson Classic Cream Field Book in Reading Terminal at Molly Malloy's.