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WIP “Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Hat” by Josh
Charcoal, 11x14
September, 2014
Process for a drawing. First a rough sketch. Next a comparison to the reference photo (some parts were bang on, some needed adjusting). Then filling in details and shading. I worked from left to right and top to bottom. I’m right-handed, so this helps to prevent the charcoal from smudging as much.
Finished version soon!
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WIP “Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Hat” by Josh
Charcoal, 11x14
September, 2014
Process for a drawing. First a rough sketch. Next a comparison to the reference photo (some parts were bang on, some needed adjusting). Then filling in details and shading. I worked from left to right and top to bottom. I’m right-handed, so this helps to prevent the charcoal from smudging as much.
Finished version soon!
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WIP “Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Hat” by Josh
Charcoal, 11x14
September, 2014
Process for a drawing. First a rough sketch. Next a comparison to the reference photo (some parts were bang on, some needed adjusting). Then filling in details and shading. I worked from left to right and top to bottom. I’m right-handed, so this helps to prevent the charcoal from smudging as much.
Finished version soon!
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WIP “Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Hat” by Josh
Charcoal, 11x14
September, 2014
Process for a drawing. First a rough sketch. Next a comparison to the reference photo (some parts were bang on, some needed adjusting). Then filling in details and shading. I worked from left to right and top to bottom. I’m right-handed, so this helps to prevent the charcoal from smudging as much.
Finished version soon!
Zoom Info

WIP “Portrait of a Woman Wearing a Hat” by Josh

Charcoal, 11x14

September, 2014

Process for a drawing. First a rough sketch. Next a comparison to the reference photo (some parts were bang on, some needed adjusting). Then filling in details and shading. I worked from left to right and top to bottom. I’m right-handed, so this helps to prevent the charcoal from smudging as much.

Finished version soon!

BBQ Repaint

So, it might not be art, exactly, but there was paint involved. A few years ago, I got this vintage BBQ from my grandmother. It had just been sitting around her place in a shed, and she thought my wife and I could made good use of it. It’s a Canadian designed “Ball-B-Q” (due to the shape) made in the early 1970s. 

Problem was, after sitting out on my balcony at our old place for a few years, it got pretty tough looking. The paint started peeling and some rust started showing. Two of the wooden handles broke off. Clearly it was time for some TLC.

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So I went and bought some high heat engine paint in Chrysler Hemi Orange and basic aluminum. After a lot of sanding and then a number of coats, the Ball-B-Q was back in fine form. I also got some new handles -  just little wooden balls you can buy at a craft store - and painted them black. Some of these grills had round handles rather than the cylinder shaped ones mine originally had, so its still authentic. 

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Here’s to more happy grilling!

"Swing Cooks" by Josh
Pencil/Colored Pencil, 12x12
August, 2014
The reference is from the movie Swing Time, RKO Radio Pictures, 1936, Directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Recently, at the college where I work, someone put up a sign outside the HR office advertising the position of “swing cook” for the cafeteria. I kept thinking that a swing cook ought to dance, and so today I decided to draw it!
*Edit: I had rushed to complete this one and the next day decided it still needed some polishing. Made a few minor changes, cleaned things up a bit.
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Camera
Nikon COOLPIX L100
ISO
84
Aperture
f/4.3
Exposure
1/60th
Focal Length
12mm

"Swing Cooks" by Josh

Pencil/Colored Pencil, 12x12

August, 2014

The reference is from the movie Swing Time, RKO Radio Pictures, 1936, Directed by George Stevens, starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Recently, at the college where I work, someone put up a sign outside the HR office advertising the position of “swing cook” for the cafeteria. I kept thinking that a swing cook ought to dance, and so today I decided to draw it!

*Edit: I had rushed to complete this one and the next day decided it still needed some polishing. Made a few minor changes, cleaned things up a bit.

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(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

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