Thursday, December 09, 2010

Just for fun

For quite some time I've been interested in caricatures, I think they are an incredible way to capture the subject's personality (when done right, of course). So I found this awesome group on Facebook "Caricaturama Showdonw 3000" where a bunch of artists get together to make a caricature of a weekly subject, just for fun. Here my entry for this past week, I will post more of them here as I go.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Live model

This is a recent charcoal from a live model session . It was a great practice, I can't wait to do another of these, it was so much fun and the model was great. Now that is done, I realize that I should of been more aggressive with the shadows and dark areas, and definitely soften more some of the edges. So, it will be for the next one.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I finished this drawing a few days ago. It is from a photo I saw on one of these stock photo websites, the photographer's name is Cameron Whitman, and his work is excellent Check it out. The expression of the model really got my attention and I decided to give it a try so here it is the result.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This is my latest sight-size exercise, it is a cast called Tartan ( I looked it up on the internet to learn more about the character, but I couldn't find anything). This was done in oils with a limited palette of ivory black, titanium white, ochre and english red. Excellent practice to learn values and temperature. For my next cast I'm going to pay more attention to the transitions, since they are a bit hard on this piece. Again, the painting loses a lot of the middle tones and texture when photographed, hope to get this issue resolved soon.
This is it for now, soon I will post my next cast.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

some color excersices

These are some studies of face features. I did them at the beginning of this year but I've been so busy that I keep postponing the post. They are in oils trying to achieve a painterly style. hope you enjoy them.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Three quarter from a upside angle view sketch of a face

This is a very interesting view of the head I found online, if any of you know the photographer please let me know so I can show him/her my interpretation of this photo.
The challenge in this pose was to capture the perspective of the face as well as to keep the softness of the model and of curse, at the same time make look fresh and loose. I play a lot with the design and composition of the subject on the paper, trying to focus on the main features 0f the character and fading out towards the upper and lower parts the pose. anyways as always your comments are welcome.

Friday, April 23, 2010

trois crayons

This is an excersice using charcoal, sanguine and white chalk. This technique is called trois crayons, I had a lot of fun trying it. I was focusing on keeping the crosshatching clean and organized and at the same time make the drawing look fresh and loose. I had a very hard time with the paper it is very delicated paper and gets damage very easily. After all it was a good exercise.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fresh out my sketchbook

Sorry for the dark shadow on the left of the image, but I could not get the sketchbook flat on the scanner. At least the image didn't get distorted.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New drawing

I've been super busy and have a lot of new stuff to upload, but no enough hours in the day.
For now this is a recent sketch I did from a photo found online ( if somebody recognized it and knows the name of the photographer please let me know). I really liked the atmosphere of this image and that's what I try to capture on the sketch.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

First attempt of a Portrait in 2010

This new year I'm going to focus in working more on charcoal portraits, let's see how it goes.
For now here is my first studio of a portrait from a live model. I'm not to happy with the final result, but I'm looking forward for the next ones to come.