I apologize for the lack in updates on Ethan’s portrait in Feb. I’ve finally hunkered down to start working on it again. I must finish it in the next few days, so some caffeine will definitely be consumed… Get ready for a flood of update posts!

Anyway, here’s the latest progress. Mostly just more hair rough-in. I’m not dreading the hair as much as I usually do. Probably due to the fact that I didn’t leave it till the bitter end with a deadline looming. A little more hair work, and then it’s on to those chubby cheeks.

Ethan 1 year portrait step 5

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I finally got a chance to work on this drawing again. Here’s tonight’s progress. Ethan 1 year portrait step 4. Tonight I spent most of my time working on the eyeball and a little more shading on the edge of the forehead where it meets the hair. I also roughed in a little bit of the hair, but will continue to put that off till another time. Eyeballs are much more fun to draw than hair.

Ethan 1 year portrait step 4

Ethan 1 year portrait step 4 Eye detail

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Step 3 update. More plaid, and some cheek shading.

Ethan 1 year step 3

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Step 2 update… Here comes the plaid.

Ethan 1 year step 2

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I am finally embarking on another Nephew Portrait. This very belated birthday present will be presented here in a Work in Progress (WIP) step-by-step format. I will try to post an update each night as I progress, showing the latest graphite that’s been put down. Subscribe to the RSS feed to be automatically informed of each update. Here is the first step shown along with the reference photo.

Ethan 1 year first step

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It’s amazing how many images you view every day that were touched by an Adobe product at some time in their production. Check out the site they’ve launched to celebrate the 25 years of their existence:


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I’ve just finished installing the latest WP upgrade, so I’m officially up to date with ver 2.3.1.  The upgrade process was smooth and painless. What a great CMS!

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This Last Man Standing thing looks like a pretty cool art competition. Some great artists will be competing with some awesome artwork being displayed. I’ll be keeping an eye on it for sure. Check it out:



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I finally got around to moving my artwork examples from my old static pages into the new CMS. Now I can start tweaking this wordpress stuff and figure out how I actually want my site to look. Should be fun.

Check out the new Fine Art section

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