180930 – Drawing Practice

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Drawing Practice – 09/30/18
©2018 Dave Casey
9×6″ –  Ink and colored pencil on paper
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Just a quick bit of drawing practice today and I thought I’d do one of everyone’s favorite clown, Pennywise. This was actually part of a drawing challenge I found on Pinterest. That’s always a good source of practice projects. I wonder what I’ll find there tomorrow.

Anyway, I’ve been busy formatting my latest novel for paperback and that is taking quite some time. But, if you’re the kind that likes to read ebooks on your Kindle, you can pick up The Wrath right now. It is the second chapter in The Chronicles of Wyndweir. If you like wizards and dragons, you’ll love this series. The paperback version should be ready within the next couple of days.

 

 

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180925 – Still Life with Clementine

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Clementine 01 – 09/25/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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Haven’t been able to keep up with the challenge the Leslie Saeta is hosting this month. I’ve got a novel I’m putting the final editing into right now and it has taken the bulk of  my time. But, tonight I just had to get away from it and doing a quick painting was the answer.

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180910 – Drawing Practice

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Practice Vase – 09/10/18
©2018 Dave Casey
11×14″ –  Pencil on paper
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Another practice piece that shows that I need a LOT more practice. I have the hardest time getting the two halves of items like this to look symmetrical. It doesn’t matter is it’s a coffee cup, a wine bottle or a flower vase. They always seem to come out looking like an accident from the kiln. Maybe I’ll spend the rest of Leslie Saeta’s 30-Paintings-in-30-Days challenge doing mostly still lifes with these kinds of objects.

 

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180909 – Drawing Practice

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Steampunk Girl – 09/09/18
©2018 Dave Casey
11×14″ –  Charcoal on paper
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Another quick practice session while listening to Joe Rogan interview Elon Musk. Kind of hard to keep my mind on the drawing when I was listening to that genius talk about how he saw the world. More people need to pay attention to that man and what he believes.

Anyway, I think the drawing came out pretty good. I have a couple of other photos of her that I’d like to try, maybe in pencil or pastel.

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180907 – Drawing Practice

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Drapery Practice – 09/07/18
©2018 Dave Casey
9×6″ –  Charcoal on paper
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Another bit of drapery practice with a bit added.

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180906 – Drawing Practice 2.0

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Drapery Practice 2 – 09/06/18
©2018 Dave Casey
9×6″ –  Charcoal on paper
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Just another quick practice piece, this time in charcoal.

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180906 – Drawing Practice

180906 - Practice 01bDrapery Practice – 09/06/18
©2018 Dave Casey
9×6″ –  Pencil on paper
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Just a couple of hours of drawing practice. Drapery is always a good still life for drawing practice.

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180827 – Figure study

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Nude on the chair – 08/27/18
©2018 Dave Casey
9×6″ –  Pencil on paper
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Just a quickee from last night. Not much else to say about it. Spent a lot of time yesterday working on outlines for a couple of novels I’m working on and just needed the break with a little art.

 

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180814 – Figure study

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Nude on the Beach 01 – 08/14/18
©2018 Dave Casey
8×10″ –  Oil on wood panel
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A quick (3 hours) figure study this evening. This is just an 8×10″ on wood panel, but I am thinking about doing this as a much bigger piece, such as on the 36×36″ canvas that is waiting on my easel for something to be painted on it.

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180813 – Lemon 01

180812 - Still life 02bLemon in the Dark – 08/13/18
©2018 Dave Casey
6×6″ –  Oil on wood panel
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I actually did this one yesterday, right after doing the small practice piece. I had some paint left over and decided I wasn’t nearly as painted out as I thought I was, so I grabbed another panel and went to it. This came out much better than the first one, but that’s probably because it’s bigger. The other one, being on 2×3″ is not nearly as easy to paint on as one might think. I find it much easier to paint on larger surfaces.

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