Drawings of mushrooms.
My friend Diane was a great fan of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. She loved the monkey in all its forms. I did this ink piece for her of the monkey at his scariest. I am using the past tense because she passed away this past February from a brain tumor. But at least she had some joy from the wee bit of artwork that I did for her. I miss her.
One of the things I love to do is work in the 18th century as an 18th century artist, or ‘limner’ as they were called. And being a reenactor I have a ready cast of characters to use as models. This fellow is an American rifleman. The portrait is done in graphite (or plumbago as it was called in the 18th century) and charcoal on laid paper.
Portraits of two 18th century officers.
Graphite and mechanical pencil on laid paper. I dragged the pencil horizontally to highlight the grain of the paper.
Conte crayon on toned paper. In the 18th century conte was called ‘sanguine chalk’ because of its blood red color.
Graphite. Deliberately left unfinished.