Saturday, April 27, 2013

London Sketchbook

We just returned from a 12-day trip to London, and while there wasn’t a lot of time for drawing,  I did manage to average a drawing per day. 

The Black Friar pub, built in 1905, is an art nouveau masterpiece.

Jimmy’s reaction to taking our food order.

A large 1500s marble sculpture in the British Museum. Lely, an artist and collector, acquired the statue from the King Charles estate when Charles was executed and the Commonwealth put in place.

Sketching in the park. Grovesnor Square is surrounded by embassies, including the US Embassy.

The Thames River and Millennium Bridge, from the 6th floor coffee shop of the Tate Modern.

A sketch inspired by a visit to the Lichtenstein Retrospective exhibit at the Tate Modern.

Robin reading on the flight home.

A colossal bronze statue in the St. Pancras international train station.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, from the Tate Modern coffee shop.

Another sketch in the park.

The cellar bar in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, near Fleet Street. Rebuilt in 1667.

Curtains in our hotel room, The Academy.

Self portrait. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Freddie Sketch

This blog focuses on drawing and art, but I also occasionally post articles to
especially when traveling, such as the trip to London that happens in about a week.

Freddie Mercury, late/great lead singer of Queen
Pencil on watercolor paper
Shading added in Photoshop

Life Drawing of Jesus

That’s the Santa Fe model, Jesus, not the Jesus whose father created the universe and has a really big church in Rome. Although, now that I think about it, this guy could be Hollywood casting for the part. Might have to lose the pierced-ear look though.