Cast Study of Skull

Our third assignment for Mr. Sondow’s class was to draw and reproduce a cast copy and sketch of the skull.  We were only supposed to draw the skull but to give us more of a frontal view instead of a top down view we had to raise the cast of the table.  The dodecahedron gave us…

Study after Giulio Romano

We have been given a Master Arts to study during the course of the year at the Beaux-Art Atelier.  The artist that I was given was Giulio Romano, who was a student of Raphael’s  and took over his Atelier after his death.  This is one of my first architectural studies of Romano done in Ink…

Drawings from the Frick

Sketch book study form the Frick.  Another of our Sunday afternoon walks in NYC with our Professor Djordjevitch Pencil on Paper

Gate in Prospect Park

This study was done on one of our Sunday afternoon walk with our Professor Michael Djordjevitch.  He had taken us students every sunday to a different part of NYC to study the Beaux-Art Architecture of the City. Sketch Book Study;  Ink on Paper

Cast study in progress

We are finished with the cast of the eye.   At least the class is, we move on to a new feature of drawing and sculpting.  This was a tough first cast to start using a new technique with.  I think the second time around Im going to have a better understanding of how to…

Still life drawing of geometric solids

A short three hour drawing done the first week of class. Our instructor is getting to know what every ones skill level is.  The shadows are not as dark as I liked them to be but working with the available time constraint, I wanted to achieve a uniform look. For my drawing instructor, I told…

Study after Michelangelo

A master copy study is a way of understanding the hand of the artist who made it.  A copy is not a xerox it is a method of studying the thought and movement that went into creating the drawing.  What was the artist thinking?  How did the artist move there hands? Study of ignudo drawn…

Angel in Charcoal

This is a charcoal drawing done from a cast that was done over the past year.  With the cast drawing the cast and the lighting don’t move or change as a model would if sitting for the artist. Charcoal on Paper 19 1/4″ x 17 1/2″ Framed  25 1/4″ x 23 1/2″

Thinking of Spring

Natalia sat for us again over the winter semester at the ARA.  It was a long cold winter and all I could do was wait for spring to arrive.  Maybe if I drew spring then it would arrive earlier.  No such luck. I have been working in charcoal for the past few drawings.  It allows…

Charcoal Drawing of Ed

The finished drawing of Ed that I had done over the Fall semester at the Academy of Realist Art in Boston. This drawing was done in charcoal and measures 16 x 20 unframed. This drawing with frame will measure 22 x 26