Friday, April 30, 2010


Today I spent my last class at the Walters for Drawing from the Masters. This is a line study of a painting by Alfred-Emile Stevens called News From Afar.

Not So Self Portrait

This is a self portrait that I forgot I did about a month ago. I'm not really happy with it. I have a lot of trouble with portraits looking like who they are supposed to be. I guess this looks like me only much younger. I drew it in one sitting, which is usually not good for me when it comes to tricky subjects because I don't notice my mistakes or cannot recognize how to fix them. In this case, I can now see that the features are too big for the overall shape and size of the face. The more I look at it the more it frustrates me, so lets just say it is NOT a self portrait. There, I feel better about it already.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Drawing From the Masters

These are the two most recent assignments from my drawing class: a copy of a drawing by Van Gogh and a drawing copy of a watercolor by Carl Larsson.

Museum Sketches

These are some sketches from my Drawing From the Masters class from visits to museums (the Walters and the BMA).

Thursday, April 8, 2010


I had an assignment for my Drawing from the Masters class to copy a work done in color so I chose a Winslow Homer watercolor. I was intrigued by his technique of applying watercolor opaquely so I attempted to do my own opaque watercolor of my dog Bandita.