April 14, 2014
THE NYMPH.
Last week’s figure drawing model was awkward and a little shy, and seemed pretty new to the whole posing thing, but one of the last poses of the session she struck this banal pose—honestly, my favorite kind to draw—and suddenly took on a regal mien. I redrew it out of my sketchbook and added some vegetation to give it the maximum Earth Goddess flavor (my goal at all times.
I think some times about starting a Boring Figure Drawing group. Just regular people, all shapes and sizes, fully clothed, sitting in chairs. Drawing beautiful naked women has gotten pretty boring. I want to draw some fat old men. I want to draw middle-aged women with beak noses wearing clothes with a lot of patterns on them. Dare to dream, Young Artist! 
UPDATE! I forgot to mention that I’m selling this for $100 shipping included. If you want it—email me at dustyATdharbinDOTcom and I’ll tell you how to do it, honey!

THE NYMPH.

Last week’s figure drawing model was awkward and a little shy, and seemed pretty new to the whole posing thing, but one of the last poses of the session she struck this banal pose—honestly, my favorite kind to draw—and suddenly took on a regal mien. I redrew it out of my sketchbook and added some vegetation to give it the maximum Earth Goddess flavor (my goal at all times.

I think some times about starting a Boring Figure Drawing group. Just regular people, all shapes and sizes, fully clothed, sitting in chairs. Drawing beautiful naked women has gotten pretty boring. I want to draw some fat old men. I want to draw middle-aged women with beak noses wearing clothes with a lot of patterns on them. Dare to dream, Young Artist! 

UPDATE! I forgot to mention that I’m selling this for $100 shipping included. If you want it—email me at dustyATdharbinDOTcom and I’ll tell you how to do it, honey!

April 4, 2014
MEN DRAWING WOMAN. 
I wish I had put little sweat beads all over all the men’s faces. 5” x 7”, pencil and ink and acrylic ink washes on bristol. Hanging in the new show at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte, classily entitled “Just Another Naked Monday”. If you’re around Charlotte this weekend, come to the opening Saturday night! I have 10 pieces in the show, at least 5 of which I’m VERY proud of. If you guess which one I’m least proud of, I’ll let you buy me a beer. 

MEN DRAWING WOMAN. 

I wish I had put little sweat beads all over all the men’s faces. 5” x 7”, pencil and ink and acrylic ink washes on bristol. Hanging in the new show at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte, classily entitled “Just Another Naked Monday”. If you’re around Charlotte this weekend, come to the opening Saturday night! I have 10 pieces in the show, at least 5 of which I’m VERY proud of. If you guess which one I’m least proud of, I’ll let you buy me a beer. 

April 2, 2014
THE FIGURE DRAWERS. 11” x 14”, blue, red, and regular old pencil, pen and ink, and acrylic ink washes on bristol. For the show opening this Saturday at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte. I have around ten pieces in the show, all drawn on site at the weekly figure drawing session, then fiddled with and painted on at home. If you’re anywhere in the area, I’d love to see you there—they have a fantastic selection of beers, so come get tipsy with me!
Click through for a big version of the drawing.

THE FIGURE DRAWERS. 11” x 14”, blue, red, and regular old pencil, pen and ink, and acrylic ink washes on bristol. For the show opening this Saturday at Gallery Twenty-Two in Charlotte. I have around ten pieces in the show, all drawn on site at the weekly figure drawing session, then fiddled with and painted on at home. If you’re anywhere in the area, I’d love to see you there—they have a fantastic selection of beers, so come get tipsy with me!

Click through for a big version of the drawing.

March 31, 2014
JILL. 5” x 7”, pen and ink and blue.
From figure drawing, for a show opening this Saturday here in Charlotte at Gallery Twenty-Two.

JILL. 5” x 7”, pen and ink and blue.

From figure drawing, for a show opening this Saturday here in Charlotte at Gallery Twenty-Two.

March 28, 2014
MORE FIGURE DRAWERS. 5” x 7”, blue and red pencil, india ink, and acrylic ink on bristol.
Sketched at figure drawing, inked and colored at home, with some extra figure drawers from my sketchbook added in for good measure. For an upcoming figure drawing gallery show.

MORE FIGURE DRAWERS. 5” x 7”, blue and red pencil, india ink, and acrylic ink on bristol.

Sketched at figure drawing, inked and colored at home, with some extra figure drawers from my sketchbook added in for good measure. For an upcoming figure drawing gallery show.

March 22, 2014
FIGURE DRAWERS.
Another figure drawing sketch, inked at home and splashed with acrylic ink. Because they’re worth it AND it’s Maybelline.

FIGURE DRAWERS.

Another figure drawing sketch, inked at home and splashed with acrylic ink. Because they’re worth it AND it’s Maybelline.

March 20, 2014
PLAID MAN.
Another sketch from figure drawing, fleshed out a little at home. There are a few people at figure drawing I draw over and over because their faces are much much cooler than the people around them. This guy is near the top of that list, although I forget his name.

PLAID MAN.

Another sketch from figure drawing, fleshed out a little at home. There are a few people at figure drawing I draw over and over because their faces are much much cooler than the people around them. This guy is near the top of that list, although I forget his name.

March 19, 2014
THE MAN WHO GREW HIS BEARD. 
Gallery Twenty-Two, the local Charlotte bar/gallery where I go to figure drawing sessions every Monday—often the only time I spend away from my drawing table all week—is having a group show based around the figure drawing sessions next month. I’ve been working on a big involved dinosaur thing for the last several months, some hints of which you can see on my Instagram where I’ve been posting progress pictures, and so I don’t have much time to develop finished works for the gallery show. Instead I’ve been doing rough drawings in the gallery, then bringing them home and inking them as warmups before my regular work. 
It’s been one of my favorite drawing experiences of the last year or so. While life drawing can often be about catching nuances of light and tone and dimension, cartooning is often about removing details. Combining those two has been really instructive, not to mention pleasant.

THE MAN WHO GREW HIS BEARD. 

Gallery Twenty-Two, the local Charlotte bar/gallery where I go to figure drawing sessions every Monday—often the only time I spend away from my drawing table all week—is having a group show based around the figure drawing sessions next month. I’ve been working on a big involved dinosaur thing for the last several months, some hints of which you can see on my Instagram where I’ve been posting progress pictures, and so I don’t have much time to develop finished works for the gallery show. Instead I’ve been doing rough drawings in the gallery, then bringing them home and inking them as warmups before my regular work. 

It’s been one of my favorite drawing experiences of the last year or so. While life drawing can often be about catching nuances of light and tone and dimension, cartooning is often about removing details. Combining those two has been really instructive, not to mention pleasant.

February 11, 2014
REESE. I did okay at figure drawing last night. Been enjoying working on just one piece of soft textured paper, seeing what happens.

REESE. I did okay at figure drawing last night. Been enjoying working on just one piece of soft textured paper, seeing what happens.

February 7, 2014
SKETCHBOOK 07 - Pages 26-27
A little figure drawing—this model had really fantastic hair, like the queen of shampoo commercials fantastic, so I botched it both times of course. Also some leaf studies—I’ve been playing with the idea of drawing trees as abstractions of just one of their leaves. Like using fractals for cartooning, except a lot blobbier. Oh and some Seconds fanart in the top left, one of my favorite characters, although most of the characters are my favorite. 
Sketchbook measures 6” x 7.5” and was handmade by the great Joe Lambert.

SKETCHBOOK 07 - Pages 26-27

A little figure drawing—this model had really fantastic hair, like the queen of shampoo commercials fantastic, so I botched it both times of course. Also some leaf studies—I’ve been playing with the idea of drawing trees as abstractions of just one of their leaves. Like using fractals for cartooning, except a lot blobbier. Oh and some Seconds fanart in the top left, one of my favorite characters, although most of the characters are my favorite. 

Sketchbook measures 6” x 7.5” and was handmade by the great Joe Lambert.

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