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I Love Silver-Point

I Love Silver-Point

Artwork by Ana Luisa Perez, Drawing Academy student

I love silver-point. I have been a Drawing Academy student for over a year and learned different drawing techniques and media.

I found the silver-point medium to be a great medium for my drawings.

Thank you very much.

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Artwork by Jean, Drawing Academy student

Artwork by Jean, Drawing Academy student

First commission portrait

My first official request by a colleague, who wanted me to do a portrait of her dog, Bonnie, who is passed.

It was a very challenging piece as I had no idea how to render white fur in shadow.

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Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman

Artwork by Ann Fitzpatrick, Drawing Academy student

I have attached two sketches prior to doing an oil painting for my husbands birthday.

The story behind the painting is a legend about Cape Point or the Cape of Storms, as it was often called many years ago. Sometime towards the end of the 17th century, a Dutch ships captain refused to listen to the advise given to him not to take his ship out to sail around the point as a storm was about to hit the peninsular. He refused to listen and sailed from Cape Town to round the point. The weather did turn and he was unable to get around the point loosing his ship and all on board were drowned. The captain was condemned for eternity to keep trying to get his ship around the point. Fanciful sailors have claimed to have seen the ship through the fog in stormy conditions…

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Drawing by Alexandra

Drawing by Alexandra

Lady of the cap

Without wanting to copy the master Leonardo here goes a very tenuous attempt of the “Lady of the cap”

Thank you for what you have taught me on your course.
Alexandra

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Drawing by Eldon Reich

Drawing by Eldon Reich

Two Nudes

I have been studying the drawing techniques of the old masters.

In this drawing (conte’ and sepia pencils) I have combined the works of two great masters: Bertoia (left) and Raphael (right) and added the bathing pool in the center to combine the two drawings into a new composition. I faded the Raphael nude to add depth.

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Baseball boy

Portrait drawing by Curtis P., Drawing Academy student

This is my little cousin. He loves baseball. I drew it for his parents…

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