innocence: complete

9" x "12 | graphite on paper | 2013
Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)
I'm a couple of hours shy of leaving on a work-related trip to Lake Conroe. No fun, no pleasure, strictly work.

Before I start going through my pre-trip drive trip, thought I'd leave you with (what I feel) the finished graphite portrait. Could have finished on day 2 but I took extra time going back smoothing out shades, darkening, erasing, and removing fingerprints.... need to find a way to stop this.

I also experimented a bit, and quickly found out that white charcoal or a white gel pen will not work on graphite. I need to look more into this when I return.
Will be back Thursday.


innocence in progress: day two

9" x 12" | graphite on paper | In progress: day two

I'm satisfied with what is going on so far. Although I'm giving attention to detail, which I said I wasn't going to do.

9" x 12" | graphite on paper | In progress: day two

 It still doesn't feel like Spring.


innocence in progress: day one

9" x 12" | graphite on paper | In progress: day one
I'm awful when it comes to shades, and leaving my oily fingerprints all over the work that I'm doing. I came across an artist's page that mentioned that if I'm finishing my art in an hour, I'm going too fast.

So, I'm' going to take my time on this drawing, and give attention to my shading more than my detail.


.001 sketchbook memoirs

Eye studies on sketchbook.
Eyes, eyes, and more eyes!!!

Doodling before I leave for work.


the eye chico, the eye

9 "x 12" | graphite on paper | 2011
Framed (dimensions are of artwork only)

I love eyes.

Weather it be a human, an animal, or insect, I think I spend more time in detailing the eyes than any other part of the drawing. In 2011, I only produced two drawings, this one being the first.

And on the topic of first, this is the only work in my collection focusing on the eye, a one time change in my signature, and the first artwork available as prints.

• Pentel Forte-Pro II 0.3 mechanical pencil
• Pentel 2B lead 0.3 
• 70lb. Strathmore drawing paper