Thursday, February 26, 2015

“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile.”
― Mark Twain

Generally I let life take over, had forgotten how much the activity of sharing about my process made me smile.  Rest assured though that even if I had lapsed on my blogging I have been drawing and I believe I have been improving and growing as an artist.


.... and we move on,...


Monday, December 30, 2013

Genius,... (wip)

I've been wanting to draw this person for a very long time but finding the right image to immulate enough and make my own enough has been a little challenging.  Well here I am finally,..

There will be learning to be done here with the elderly textured skin and white mad hair.

... sB

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Old Courthouse ------> completed

Finally done with this project and I am not often this proud of my work.

..........  sB

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Old Courthouse,.. (almost done)

Just a few more parts to work on,.. scenery mostly.

... sB

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Old Courthouse,... continued,...

More on this artifact from the past that is no more.  I need to find the information regarding what happened to this old exquist architectural beauty. It was covered in ornamental and finial designs and embedded with all sorts of symbolism, like many of this old structures were.  Todays architecture seriously lacks in that domain, but I understand and somewhat agree mostly that function should proceed al other aspects,.. but althought my mind sees the logic my heart aches for the loss.


Not to bad so far. I believe I have all my measurements in order and simply need to shade in the areas.

(to be fair, these columns need a little work,... )

Friday, December 6, 2013

Old Courthouse

I have finally started on a project which has plauged my mind for a few years now,.. recently a colleague showed interest in one of my works and suggested I draw this very project.  Issues with time and challenges I am not sure to be ready for had kept me at bay, but now I am here,.. just off shore,.. cannons loaded and blowing it up, (if I don't mind saying so myself).
Here are some "in-progress" images,..

This is the Old Courthouse for Escambia County Alabama. It is long gone now, but there is still some stones, bricks and mortar deep underground below the present courthouse. Below I wanted to show the scale of this project.

... sB

Sunday, December 1, 2013

.... my comeback,...

I've been away,.. I apologize for that. No excuses, no regrets,... just life took over for a little while. I had redirected my efforts in other venues but keep my interests the same,.. graphite to paper.

Since my last post (the pachyderm) I have developed some new projects.

..... sB

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lazy Sunday Tiger {completed}

Finally done with this project,.. it took me a little longer than expected but often life gets in the way of what we would rather be doing with our lives.

Originally I had thought of making this a three part series of big cats but I may have changed my mind and moved onto a southern football duo, which would make  my next project a Pachyderm.

I did use frisket again. This time for the whiskers,.. otherwise my methods and techniques haved changed (or improved). There was no real challenge on this one except time.  I did want to make the head and paws as realistic as possible and I think I managed well for the head but not so well with the paws.