Charcoal Drawings I’ve Created
“Relaxing” is a self portrait. Its one of the rare quiet moments I’d had in 2005. “Portrait” might be a too formal of a term what what this depicts. Its a drawing of my legs as I sat on the sofa one night. Either I’d just had a pedicure or I had the presence of mind to paint my toe nails. I think its the former.
From 1995 – 2008, Abby, my mischievous beagle, was my most enduring companion, who through the years challenged and surprised people with her canine antics.
A two-piece study of Abby, created in charcoal depicts the canine as a playful puppy on the day she was adopted (April Fool) as my best friend.
This second charcoal drawing of Abby is a more formal human style headshot/portrait (Portrait of Abby).
It was at the completion of the Abby charcoals that my preference for non-human figuration was fully realized.