Saturday, December 03, 2011

November 30 Days of Drawing (Final Day 30) Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel
Inventor of dynamite, and propagator of the Nobel Prize. He's a rather dapper looking fellow here, and was kind enough to model for me. He was very still and didn't say a thing the whole time. For the upcoming art show my group is having, the theme is Nobel. In Sweden, December 10th is Nobel day. He was a Swedish inventor. I'm still not to sure exactly what I will have on display. I have some wild ideas, but they seem hard to conceptualize. I might make it easier on myself and paint or draw a portrait. I checked online and there isn't much art on this guy except from when he was still alive and blowing things up.
Art in the Garden December 10th.

Friday, December 02, 2011

November 30 Days of Drawing (Day 27-29) Maia!

I was very pleased with this drawing. At first. Now I'm seeing some things that need a little adjusting. Its funny how seeing a drawing after its scanned or the size is reduced, you can pick up on some of the mistakes, and changes that are needed. My daughter was a very good model for this one. She was reading her Disney Princess magazine, and it helped her to keep her pose. I won't take full credit for the nose. My wife helped fix it after I drew it to big. I am very happy with most of the results.
Another phalaenopsis, but this time one of Mother-n-laws. Its my first attempt to draw one, or any flower from the back. The one on the right did not come out as good as I hoped. (Next time)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

November 30 Days of Drawing (Day 25,26) Choir

The art group I'm in is having a show on December 10th. at
Studiefrämjandet Norra Dalarna
the link may, or may not work, but all the other info is googleable.
(yup I just said "googleable")

I liked  how she turned out. Real simple!


Had  a little fun drawing the lady in the middle.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November 30 Days of Drawing (Day 20-24) Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain

Not the best likeness. He looks more like a sentimental Jesus than a melancholy grudge rocker. I've been listening to Nirvana alot lately, and the local Swedish rock station plays them frequently. The other day  I drew a girl playing a cello, and wearing a Nirvana shirt. She was the same age I was when I first started listening to the band. Kinda weird, but made me happy at the same time. I wonder how or fathers felt when they first saw a younger generation wear clothing with the names of their favorite bands from their youth.

From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah [Live] - Its Nirvana, its live, you can pretend they are in your living room, or car.
Sliver: The Best of the Box - Alot of their demos, early recordings, some early live work, and alternate takes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 30 Days of Drawing (Day 17-19) Birds!

 Twitter Bird, Facebook Crow, and Google Owl.
Fat blue birds, and a constipated whale.

Some crow sketches from memory that look more like seagulls.