30-in-30 Paintings – Day 17

Day 17 - Lemon 02a

Lemon 02 – 02/17/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Decided to take a break from writing today. writing yesterday’s battle scene was exhausting. And it isn’t even finished. Battles tend to drag on when you introduce fire-breathing dragons to the mix.

Anyway, another lemon today. This one done without any kind of reference. No still life, no photo. Just from memory. I like it.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 3

Day 03 - Misty Morning 01bMisty Morning 01 – 02/3/18
©2018 Dave Casey
8×8″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Day number three of the Challenge. Still not producing the kind of work I know I can, but by the end of the month, I should be back to where I am happy with my work.

 

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 2

Day 02 - Lemon 01b

Lemon 01 – 02/2/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted here on this website. I have been wrapped up in writing my novels, I’ve neglected this site and my art in general. I have done a bit of drawing, but not nearly as much as I should have. Hopefully, I can use Leslie Saeta’s 30-in-30 Challenge to get back to the easel and get some painting done this month. Today, I just wanted to start off with something simple. Something I’ve painted a number of times before. Stand by and let’s see how this month goes.

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Drawing practice – 06/26/17

170626 - Portrait 1bDrawing Practice – 06/26/17
©2017 Dave Casey
8×10″ – ink and colored pencil of paper
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Just wanted to do a little drawing practice this evening. I’ve been working on a 36×36″ painting and it needs a little time to sit and dry before I continue so, out came the ink pens and colored pencils.

It’s kind of hard for me to do this kind of work with my arthritis. Things get a little jittery and the hands are pretty sore right now, after about two hours of work on this drawing. Now I need to let them fly for a little while on some novel writing.

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Drawing practice – 06/08/17

170608 - Practice 01Drawing Practice – 06/08/17
©2017 Dave Casey
approx 6×6″ –  pencil of paper
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170608 - Practice 02Drawing Practice – 06/08/17
©2017 Dave Casey
approx 6×6″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a couple of quick sketches done yesterday. I’ve been spending so much time with my writing that I’m having a hard time keeping up with my art. I spend five to six hours a day writing, so I need to start forcing myself to take a break from that and doing something with a pencil or brush. These are two efforts based off a couple of Zin Lim demo videos on Youtube.

Well, back to the novel.

 

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Drawing practice – 05/28/17

170528 - Portrait 1b Portrait Drawing – 05/28/17
©2017 Dave Casey
10×8″ –  pencil on paper
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Needed to take a bit of a break from finishing the novel last night. I’m writing the last battle scene in the book and it’s kicking my behind. So, I decided a little time spent with Da Vinci would be a welcome break. This drawing is based on one of my favorite drawings of his. I think I’ll take a day or so off from the battle and then get back to it refreshed and get that novel finished and off to my editor.

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Figure Drawing practice – 04/04/17

170404 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 04/04/17
©2017 Dave Casey
17×14″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick, one hour sketch from last night. Wanted to take a short break from writing and getting my hands dirty with charcoal seemed just the thing to do.

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Portrait Drawing practice – 03/31/17

170331 - Portrait 1a

Portrait Drawing – 03/31/17
©2017 Dave Casey
12×9″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick portrait I did last night while watching a movie. I definitely need to practice my portrait drawing skills a little more. This isn’t really even close to what I wanted. One thing that may slow me down is that CampNaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is going on right now and I’ve set a goal of 50,000 words for this month. I should be able to work in a few drawing sessions though.

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Figure Drawing practice – 03/24/17

170324 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 03/24/17
©2017 Dave Casey
15×10″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just a quick, 45-minute drawing today. This is based on a lesson from Steve Huston. I was going to put a link to the lesson here, but New Masters Academy has pulled the lesson down from Youtube. I’m glad I downloaded it when it was up, because it is a great lesson.

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Figure Drawing practice – 03/17/17

170317 - Figure 1b

Figure Drawing – 03/17/17
©2017 Dave Casey
14×17″ –  charcoal on paper
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Busted out the larger paper today for some drawing practice. The drawing above is actually the second drawing I did today. The first one was such a disaster that it will never see the light of day. It was crumpled and tossed in the trash. This second effort is quite good. I can see a couple of things I would correct, but for the most part, I like it.

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