Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Zach. More drawings

Still didn't get much of a better shot, but this shows pretty much the whole drawing.
This Blog is difficult to work with at times.  I wanted to enter this post quickly because I have to go to work.  My usual process is to enter the Title, upload the photo, go to Post Settings and attach labels for the search engines, and then type  my Blog.  I will add a caption in the photo as I think about it.  However, I've noticed that when I enter a caption for the photo before I blog, It won't allow me to exit the caption mode and type in the Composition field.  That is what happened today.  I had to re-post this whole thing.  Now that I'm out of time, I can only say this about the actual drawing.  I did this for my buddy Zach for winning the Season Championship in the Golf Club we belong to. (Sounds expensive, but its just a club that allows you to play around the NW with other golfers).  It started as a sketch, but turned into a rather successful drawing.  I spent some time with the shading, building layers with the 2H, HB, 2B and 4B pencils, but the paper and my patience weren't quite adequate to achieve more of a seamless, 3 dimensional quality.  I will take a better photo of the drawing, and re-post this when I get a chance.  Part of the drawing was cut off in my haste to get this done today.
Overall, I'm very happy with the drawing, but eventually, I want to work with Graphite and better paper to get more of what I'm after.  More later...


  1. beautiful drawing....and a nice swing!

    1. Thanks, Celeste. I will use this reply to comment on your "catfish" painting. I liked the colors and only saw the catfish when you pointed it out to me. It caught my eye right away, which is what draws me to your blog almost daily.

    2. haha! Thanks Kevin ('s still there, but I framed it anyway!) Your drawing reminds me of when I golfed how one of my golf teachers had me thinking about my belt buckle and where is was ...(you know, a swing thought) Are there swing thoughts for art?

  2. Hi Kevin,
    Great work and as a former "golf-a-holic", you captured his very fine swing. Based on your skillful drawing, it's no wonder he won the championship.
    Have a great day tomorrow.

  3. Definitely a low handicapper swing. Thanks. You know, when I look at the drawing I realize how much more patience I will have to have to get closer to what I want to achieve. Ultimately the (short term) goal is to create a photo-realistic drawing. From there I will probably move on. I don't think investing so much of my spare time in this endeavor will accomplish as much as the daily exercise of drawing and painting to build skills. But I'm not going to lie,....I really want to see if I can pull it off.

  4. Very nicely done on the figure in a fairly awkward position, Kevin. Thanks for taking the time and all the effort to get it on the blog - I know, just when you want a quick upload and out the door, it takes forever!

  5. You know, for your verfication there were two very large numbers that were not fully seen so I had to guess at them - I intentionally mistyped the 2nd number and it still accepted the comment so maybe those numbers aren't as finicky as we think they are?

  6. Perfectos y preciosos dibujos, y acuarelas (mis favoritas)...

    Abrazos desde Chile!.
    Desde hoy te sigo por aquí.