There are so many ways to approach drawing…all the possibilities make me giddy. Shall I do a contour drawing or better yet–blind contour? Shall I draw the light and dark shapes? Shall I design shapes that have a nod to realism but take off in interesting directions? Shall I draw the large masses and work my way to the smaller ones? Shall I build up these masses with line, or color, or…? The possibilities are endless. Here are only two versions of a gentleman who is a Kernersville character. I have seen him for several years sitting in his golf cart on Beeson Rd. with his dog. Apparently he used to ride his horse around town. I have referred to him as Old Man Beeson until I recently learned his real name. I may work in color for my next version of him…who knows? Part of the fun is dreaming of all the ways I could approach drawing & painting a portrait.
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I love it! Randy ‘tweeted’ your website this morning and I’ve had a great time looking through your work. I loved the Old Man Beeson charcoal and sketch and was happy to read about him on the blog. You’re fantastic – great work! I’ll be checking your blog often.
Thanks Mike, for your encouraging words! This blog thing is really fun to share what I love to do. Thanks for visiting!
These portraits are beautiful.
Merci Beaucoup Hanneke!