Monday, April 22, 2024

Ghost



Ghost

Daily sketching. Playing with water base ink and water brush. 

9”x 12”: ink and watercolor wash on colored pastel paper.

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Friday Morning



Friday Morning

 

My sketch of “EN” posing in a costumed session in the morning on Friday. 

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Posing With Decoy, Another View


 

Posing with Decoy, Another View

 Sketched a couple of weeks ago in the second week of a pose “HB” provided in a costumed session. From another vantage point in the studio. 

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Friday, April 19, 2024

Orange Dress



Orange Dress

My sketch of “DN” posing earlier today in a costumed session.

12”x 18” ink and watercolor wash 

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Along A Trail



 Along A Trail

 

Sketched yesterday loosely based on a reference photo taken by a daughter. 

12”x 16” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Relax



Relax

As it all floats away anyway,

hold onto the vapors of memories,

so often remembered as dreams. 

 

My sketch of the long pose “P” provided in a costumed session yesterday morning. Had a few minutes at the end to place him somewhere other than the modeling stage. 

17”x 14” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Monday, April 15, 2024

Patience



Patience

Prelim sketching. Some characters presently haunting me. Waiting patiently. 

9”x 11” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Wall



Wall

My sketch of one more of the many poses “DN” provided in a session last week. 

11”x 14” ink and watercolor wash.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Saturday, April 13, 2024

His



His

My sketch of “GG” posing in a costumed session yesterday afternoon. 

11”x 14” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Away



Away

 

A sketch of one of the many short poses “DN” provided in a session in the afternoon a couple of days ago. 

9”x 12” ink, oil sanguine, chalk and a bit of black graphite on toned paper

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Sitting



Sitting

 

My sketch of the pose “DN” was in for most of the morning in a costumed session much enjoyed.

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Monday, April 8, 2024

Interrupted



Interrupted 

Daily sketching. A quick study with a water base ink.

9”x 12” ink and wash on pastel paper

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Quarton Lake



Quarton Lake

Sketched yesterday referencing a photo I took a few years. A lake in the neighborhood I walk around sometimes. 

16”x 12” ink and watercolor wash 

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Pose with a Decoy



 Pose with a Decoy

 

My sketch from the open costume session yesterday in the morning of “HB” posing with a duck decoy. I’m not sure why. 

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Holding On



Holding On

My sketch of one of the poses provided by “R” in a session on Tuesday afternoon. 

11”x 14” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Box



The Box

The model yesterday morning for a costumed session was “AN”. This is my sketch of his main pose. I had him protecting what might be in a box rather than just a propped-up leg on a short stool. 

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper.

Fountain Pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink

Monday, April 1, 2024

Yesterday's Escape



Yesterday’s Escape

 

Sketch from a reference photo taken by a daughter somewhere in Western Canada. 

12”x 9” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity disposable refilled with Platinum Carbon Ink.

Sunday, March 31, 2024

On the Rail



On the Rail

Not the attraction, 

though an attempt 

to be occurred. 

 

Doodling. Prelim for a character.

9”x 11” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity disposable refilled with Platinum Carbon ink.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Starters


 

Starters

A quick warmup pose before the long pose in a session with “JB” not so long ago. 

9”x 12” ink, chalk, black graphite and a bit of oil sanguine on toned paper

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity

Friday, March 29, 2024

Tuesday Afternoon



Tuesday Afternoon

 

Another sketch from another pose “J” provided in a costume session earlier this week. The other pose sketched earlier in the day had her wearing a big puffy hat and holding a sword.

12”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on cold press

Fountain pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Two



Two 

Daily sketching. Quick studies viewing a laptop screen. 

14”x 11” ink and watercolor wash on mix media paper

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity disposable refilled with Platinum Carbon Ink. 

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Ready for Someone's War


 

Ready for Someone’s War

My sketch from a costumed session I attended yesterday morning. A cyberwarrior was mentioned. “J was the model and creator of the costume. 

14”x 17” ink and watercolor wash on Bristol paper

Fountain pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Red Within Snow Covered Branches



Red Within Snow Covered Branches

Sketched referencing photos the wife took through the kitchen window on Saturday. 

8”x 11” ink and watercolor on matboard

Fountain pen: Pilot Varsity disposable refilled with Platinum Carbon Ink. 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Contemplation



Contemplation 

My sketch from one of the many poses “JB” provided in a costumed session not so long ago.

11”x 14” ink and watercolor wash on mix media paper

Fountain pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Second Chance


 

Second Chance

Yesterday I had a second chance to sketch “HB” in the same costume and pose she’d provided at a session back near the beginning of the month. Found a different vantage point in the studio to sketch her from. 

12”x 17” ink and watercolor wash

Fountain pen: TWSBI ECO EF with Carbon Platinum Ink.