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Japanese Koi Fish

Playing with my pencils again…graphite on Strathmore paper. 12×18

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Making it work…

I don’t know what kind of plant this is, but the cuttings have been in my house, growing in a glass of water since last Fall. I had good intentions and maybe now that I’ve drawn them, they will finally … Continue reading

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More drawings…

As my friends and followers may have noticed, I’ve been working on drawing, lately; combining pencil and charcoal and using an eraser to pull out the highlights. I really enjoy this process. I’ve been using Strathmore’s charcoal paper and find … Continue reading

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Portrait Drawing

Charcoal and Conte pencil on paper.

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Come Back and Fight Like a Chicken

Finished drawing of two male Greater Prairie Chickens fighting for dominance. The drawing is based on a reference photo taken by me on March 31st  this year at Dunn Ranch. This drawing is graphite and pencil on Canson drawing paper.

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Drawing Birds

This is (I think) a White-crowned Sparrow. I used a photo reference taken at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area to make this drawing. It’s graphite and colored pencil on vellum bristol drawing paper – 11×14. I like the combination of a … Continue reading

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Paul

A drawing of my nephew. 11×14 graphite and colored pencil on vellum bristol.

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Drawing Birds

In the last few years, I’ve turned into an amateur birder while watching Tom practice his wildlife photography. I’ve spent many happy hours observing birds this way and learning about them from books and photos. I made this drawing using … Continue reading

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