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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Jimi Hendrix Pencil

Striving to find my own style and this is probably getting close.
Probably the greatest Electric guitarist that ever lived, alas much before my time , well kind of !

This is not finished,  its up there on the easel waiting for me to mess it up.

Adjusted the back of his head and darkened up the whole picture , started work on his clothing and worked on his neck. Needs a few more hours yet.

Monday, 19 November 2012

David Jon Kassan

I am constantly scouring the internet learning tips and techniques from artists and this man is simply amazing.

I look for inspiration to the net when I'm stuck on a project or commission and I am struggling with one that has three dogs in it. I went back to what I know best for some ego massaging , a comforter if you like and came across Mr Kassan's work while looking for pencil artists. (he does other mediums too)

One of my favourites of his (that I cannot show for copyright reasons) is a full face black woman that featured on the cover of an American magazine in 2009.

unfinished 12" x 16"
Still work to do approx 6 hrs here 
This is my version of it so far ....

Sunday, 18 November 2012


This is another commission which vexed me for a while but I was inspired one afternoon watching Arnold Lowery on TV. He is a fabulous pastel artist and the day I watched he was doing a barge scene but he ended the show with such enthusiasm saying, "have a go, get your pastels out" or something like that.

So I did and managed to do a few pastels of which this is one.

The photo that I worked from shows Charlie playing on the beach so her coat is wet.

Anyway the customer loved it, but think I have a few tweaks on it yet.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Beagle in pencil

I had another go at my friend's Beagle commission this time in pencil.

There is a pastel version below.

Grandad's helping hand

This is a pastel piece and it is taken from a photo in a Yorkshire Dales Book.
Click for a closer look.
It measures 21 inch by 13 inch approx.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Commissioned Beagle

Doing this for a friend at work and its coming along nicely , which is just as well as this is the fifth attempt !
You think this is bad you should have seen the others !


Sunday, 4 November 2012