Category Archives: Figurative

Acrylic Figurative

I’m really pleased with this piece – it’s quite small, just 10″ x 12″.  The color combo is exactly what I was going for. I know that this is a fairly common image, done by many artists, out there in … Continue reading

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Faces – Found….

Here’s a technique that I am curious about.  Paint random bits of color and shape, with nothing in mind regarding the outcome, and then “find” the image.  I cheated a bit, by indicating darkness where I thought eyes might be. … Continue reading

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Faces – …and another guy…..

Again, just a pencil, and a smudger, and very minimal detail.

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Faces – YIKES!

OK, this was was an epic fail.  Drawn from the Reference Photo at the end of the post.

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Faces – Young Girl

As usual, click any image to see it bigger in a new tab.   NOTE:  I’ll be posting 10-or-so more blog posts on this site, then I’ll be posting exclusively on InstaGram – @chermckittrick The reason for this is that … Continue reading

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Faces – Single Continuous Line

A couple faces, drawn out of my head, no reference photo, and drawn using a single continuous line.

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Watercolor Polar Bear

I used salt to get the starry look of the sky.  This is bigger than usual – 12″ x 14″.

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Faces – Man

I feel like ALL my faces are starting to look the same, but maybe that’s because I’ve been mostly drawing young women.  Here’s an attempt at a man’s face, using pencil and a smudger.  Reference Photo at the end.

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Faces – Line Drawing of a Young Woman’s Face

Title kinda says it all……..  I’m actually surprised that I did Faces for about 8 times, before something else caught my eye………….  The first one is Before I erased the pencil lines.

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Alcohol Based Markers

I’ve been seeing a LOT of art lately that’s done with Alcohol Based Markers, and some of it is amazing.  Blick’s had an 85% Off sale on a 24-piece set, so I bought it to give them a try. I … Continue reading

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Figurative……….

I am really enjoying drawing faces and figures……….  I sketched this sexy lady from a photo of a Clay and Cloth Doll that someone had made and posted on the ‘net……

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Ink and Wash Face

I was trying to follow a YouTube Tutorial for drawing faces with watercolor, but the instructor went really fast.  Instead of pausing it, I just kept throwing paint onto the page and hoped for the best. Surprise!  That plan didn’t … Continue reading

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Wall Hung Moon – Finished

The finished fired clay piece –  it’s about 12″ across.  It exceeded my expectations!

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More Clay Play …..

And one more Piece before I fire up the Kiln. This will be wall hung; it’s about 12″ across.

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Clay…..

So, I need to fire up the kiln to cook some tiny little pieces that the Grand kids made, which means I also need to make a bunch of big pieces to make it worthwhile. Here’s what I’ve got so … Continue reading

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Name Monster..

I did a project with my 9 year old Granddaughter – she called it a Name Monster.  She actually made a video that she eMailed to me, so that she could instruct me – how cool is that? Take a … Continue reading

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Vietnam…… My Watercolor Journal…..

(As usual, click the pic for a slightly bigger view in a new tab) Well, I’m finally getting around to posting the pages from my watercolor journal…..  Jen, one of my travelmates, was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more productive in hers, as usual….  … Continue reading

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Pencil Sketch of an Eye

I just did a YouTube Tutorial by Darlene of RapidFireArt – Yowza, is this girl talented. I spent about an hour doing this drawing, and it was definitely time well spent.  All I used was a cheap 6B pencil, kneadable … Continue reading

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A new painting for our Dining Room…

Hey, it’s been awhile……….. I have been wanting a big-ish painting for our dining room, and I had a 24″ x 30″ canvas laying around, and today I actually started working on it, yay!! Since I haven’t done any figurative … Continue reading

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Challenge – Circus

(Click the images to see them bigger, in a new tab) So, this time, Jen and I used the same Reference Photo to do her latest Challenge, which was “Circus”. Here’s Mine And Here’s Jen’s  

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