Sunday, April 27, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"Self Portrait"

This drawing of 'me', through the mirror. It is impossible for me to do well with photograph.
So spontaneous and  simply done with fewest strokes possible.
It works!
I got the essence of me here.

pen & charcoal, on sketch pad,

11x14, charcoal on paper
I love the depth with layered effects charcoal is creating. It give haunting beauty.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Last night, I found this drawing I did just before I moved to Santa Fe, on May, 2012. I was not quite happy with the piece, then. But I am looking at it now, not bad and happy that I am looking lot younger, even only 2 yrs passed by.

oil pastel,
16x20, on canvas pad

"Figuire Drawing"

I made head tilted more forward with longer neck from the previous study (I), exaggerating boxed shape of this pose:

 charcoal  (compressed) drawing with turpentine wash
16x20, on canvas pad

the previous study_I

Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Figuire Study III"

Revised_Final _vs.2                                                                                   vs.1

oil,14x18, on Illustration board

vs.2 : Worked on head & neck area. Hope that I made it better.
         Usually I mess up when I touch up the finished one later.                                          

Friday, April 18, 2014

"Blind Drawings"

These are drawings done without looking what you are drawing.
Much more expressive than usual way of drawing. If it is not blind drawing, this line quality won't happen.

                                                                           11x14 sketchbook rollerball pen

"Hye" with a headache, this morning:
I  am not a pretty woman here! I woke up with a headache. 
Maybe it shows thru the drawing!?

             11x14 sketchbook rollerball pen

"Double Composition"

18x24 on newsprint
 pen with  charcoal

18x24 on newsprint

"Red Hair II"

"self portrait"

81/2x 11 on sketch book, charcoal & pastel
My self portrait from the mirror. Someone one told me that he could recognized me from my Apr 14's posting of self portrait, but somewhat different from real person, younger and prettier than.... Last night I put the mirror right in front of me and draw this. Trying to show my drooping chin line with 'no fun' expression.
And I will show this one to my friend to see how he thinks.
BTW, I color my hair red against gray.

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Red Hair I"

"Self Portrait "

20x 15, acrylics, on Illustration board

 I am taking E course, "Draw and paint what you Love - Spring 2014".
 Last week was Week 1: Mark Making. I did my self portrait for the Mark-making practice. I found it lot easier to approach the painting by thinking "I am JUST making various marks". It frees me and more fun.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Self Portrait "

"The drawing of myself"  
I did this drawing from the memory.
 I still have vivid memory of myself from the last few self portraits I did at the beginning of this year.

 compressed charcoal

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunset In Santa Fe

 I love this song " Sunset in Santa Fe"

Strangely enough, there are many folks move to Santa Fe, by falling love with Santa Fe sky.
I am the one of them.