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180628 - Figure 1b

Drawing Practice – 06/28/18
©2018 Dave Casey
approx 12×12″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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Just another practice session, with some mindless drawing. I was just listening to some epic battle music on Youtube and decided to do a drawing from memory. I need to get back to writing a couple of days (July Camp NaNoWriMo) and won’t have a lot of time for drawing, but I’ll try to find a few minutes each day.

 

 

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Back again …

180625 - Figure 1a

Drawing Practice – 06/25/18
©2018 Dave Casey
approx 18×12″ –  charcoal on newsprint
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It’s been over a month since my last post, so today was just practice day. I’ve been getting in a little practice over the past month, but I’ve been spending a lot of time with my “Writer” hat on. I have a month long writing challenge coming up in July and I’m busy with working on outline for two or three novels I’ll work on next month. I also just released my first horror novel, Beware The Boogerman, last month and I’ve been working with that.

Anyway, today, I just wanted to take a break from writing and pulled out the charcoal and practice pad and went to it. I like it, but I can see that I’m a bit out of practice. What I really need to do is schedule some time each day to be an artist, either before or after my writing time.

 

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180510 – Still Life

180510 - Still life 01bStill Life – 05/10/18
©2018 Dave Casey
8×8″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Just wanted to take a break today from writing and editing my current novel and wanted to get a painting done. I wanted to do something a little different, so I broke an instructional video that I bought a couple of years ago. I’ve always like the look and feel of a David Cheifetz painting and wanted to see how I would do with his expert tutelage. I like it. I did this one with about 95% palette knife and ended up piling the paint on thick. I think I’m going to repeat this paint in a day or so, but with brushes. Maybe change the color scheme, too.

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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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