Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Another Charcoal

14"x11". Charcoal on paper.
This is a drawing (still in-progress) for the family series I'm currently working on, see lil' man and Lauren. I have two additional drawings to complete the entire family. This portrait is of a good friend of mine and an excellent photographer, Michael VaughAn. I have a link to his site in the left hand column.
I'm really working on these portrait to be very detailed in the face while maintaining a looseness everywhere else. I want to carry that feeling more into my paintings. I feel it creates alot of visual excitement.
Now, this drawing reminds me of something that W. Whitaker has taught me when it comes to painting/drawing glasses. And that is you need to take great care in making sure that both elipses of the glass lenses are absolutely the same size. Nothing looks more non-professional than having the lenses of the glasses different sizes or shapes. So let's all make sure we get them right!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The optometrists of the world will thank you for that.

Jason Waskey said...

I had much the same admonishment in art school lo these many years ago...

nowhere man said...

jason,

thanks for the comment--it's small details that make good artists great. btw, I'm really enjoying your everyday small paintings.

Everyone should check out his blog, he does wonderful work.