Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Gaze

The Gaze
Mastering “the gaze” is essential to being a great model. 
It usually takes a lifetime of modeling to perfect it. 
Last night’s model, however, was a natural.
If my drawing was as good as her gaze, I’d be famous.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Last Pose

I usually sketch on newsprint because I like the silky way it feels with charcoal, but newsprint is treated with utter disdain by some artists whose opinions I respect.

So I switched to white paper for the last half-dozen poses of the night. Most of the white-paper drawings were hideous, but on the last pose of the night I made two attempts (before and after the model's five minute break).  The second drawing at least made me rethink my plan to dump the whole white paper pad into the trash bin on the way out.

Last Drawing of the Last Pose of the Night
Charcoal on white paper

Sunday, February 15, 2015


I’ve ordered this print as a MetalPrint on aluminum, but I think it would also look pretty good as a huge canvas. Hanging in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. Next to a Toulouse-Lautrec. 
Could somebody please make that happen? 
Or even the Tate Modern in London. 
Thank you!

Joey Profiled
10 x 14 inches
Digital print on aluminum, from a charcoal on newsprint life drawing