Journey on a toy train

I’ve been working on this antique toy train since the beginning of  the year Jan. 2012, it keeps going through different phases, I will keep posting till I finish painting....

cast drawing

The drawing is slow, but I think I have more comprehension now about the process. I’m learning to handle the pencil with a lighter touch and being extremely cautious in taking out the dark dots with my eraser. One dot at a time and then that space needs to...

new painting /dec 30, 2011

I started out with a gorgeous coral rose which died by the time  I got back to finishing this study, which was about 2 months later, so I ended up with 2 yellow roses. The point is to quickly get in your flowers as they are not...

Cast drawing

December 18, 2011 I made a huge mistake this week by re-doing my  flat shadow darker. I learned a BIG LESSON ;  NEVER RE-DRAW YOUR FLAT SHADOW ONCE IT IS THE CORRECT VALUE AS you want to keep your flat shadows in the same value.  I thought that by making the flat...

Cast Drawing Dec. 11, 2010

Angela Cunningham, my cast drawing teacher at GCA told me that one should always think in terms of gradation, not to think in terms of dark or light or value, think in terms of “is it closer to the light, or farther away from the light”, which plane is...