March 25, 2014
Charcoal, graphite, and white charcoal on toned paper. 12x16.

Charcoal, graphite, and white charcoal on toned paper. 12x16.

February 9, 2014

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Filed under: portrait pencil 
February 9, 2014

Some works in progress. 

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August 20, 2013

Progress shots of a 4-hour portrait. The flower in the model’s hair (and the gin and tonic in my hand) really brightened the room and made for a pleasant session. Oil on gessoed watercolor paper, 11x15.

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July 26, 2013

Figure drawings from the last two weeks of class. Breakin’ down some planes. Charcoal on newsprint, 18x24.

July 17, 2013
For Inspirachannel: On the “horror” theme: a portrait of Elisabeth Moss as detective Robin Griffin on Top of the Lake. It’s not really a horror series, per se, although some horrific things certainly happen. It IS hauntingly beautiful, HIGHLY recommended, AND available on Netflix for your immediate perusal! Oil on masonite, 12x13

For Inspirachannel:
On the “horror” theme: a portrait of Elisabeth Moss as detective Robin Griffin on Top of the Lake. It’s not really a horror series, per se, although some horrific things certainly happen. It IS hauntingly beautiful, HIGHLY recommended, AND available on Netflix for your immediate perusal!
Oil on masonite, 12x13

July 13, 2013
The wonderful Carli Ihde (http://carliihde.deviantart.com/) started a wonderful blog (inspirachannel.tumblr.com) to keep herself and others engaged and connected with a daily creation suggestion! This is my submission for the first suggestion: an “outside-the-box” self-portrait. All bundled limbs and chewed nails. This is more like a study, I’ll push it a little farther. Maybe make the colors less atrocious.

The wonderful Carli Ihde (http://carliihde.deviantart.com/) started a wonderful blog (inspirachannel.tumblr.com) to keep herself and others engaged and connected with a daily creation suggestion! This is my submission for the first suggestion: an “outside-the-box” self-portrait. All bundled limbs and chewed nails. This is more like a study, I’ll push it a little farther. Maybe make the colors less atrocious.

July 12, 2013

Figure drawing sketches, some a bit nsfw. I tried some new things this week, with, uh… mixed results. All are 18x24 charcoal on newsprint.

July 1, 2013

A housewarming/anniversary gift for my best friend and her husband. The pineapple has long symbolized hospitality, and carried a certain tropical connotation; it’s a little unusual, but in the best of ways, and it’s always a sweet, refreshing treat, all of which make it the perfect symbol for the Zobrist family. Oil on canvas, 20x24.

June 28, 2013

Some sketchies from Figure Drawing, 6/27. Declared by a classmate to be “cephalopodic” and “prehensile.” Those are compliments, I think? All are 18x24, charcoal on newsprint.

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