Jackie Posing ala Adams Family – 5/17/2020

Michelle Schaeffer posing for artists

Mark and Alessandra Posing for Artists

Here is a gallery of images from last Thursday’s session online.

Jeana – Online Session II

A lot goes on in a week since the last post with Mark, which reminds me,.. I need to post some updated drawings of Mark. I really want to get a good drawing and perhaps a painting of the winged outfit.

Here Jeana has taken for a second time to pose for us online on 4/23/2020.

Drawings below by Brian Anderson, Linda Reinert Smith

Mark Posing Online

Mark modeled for the artists in a variety of costumes this evening for drawing and painting.

Drawing Prompt

In our online artist get-togethers, we have been talking quite a bit about the world we find ourselves in within this quarantine. We fret about the lack of hugs and smiles along with warm handshakes. A movie that rings as familiar in all this is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. Through the movie L.B Jefferies, a photographer played by Jimmy Stewart observes the world from the frame of his window as the result of an accident that confines him to his apartment.

Rear Window

From his vantage point, he sees the world going on around him and eventually gets caught up in a criminal intrigue he accidentally observes.

Now, a question is what do we hear and observe from our own little apartments and homes? Could an artist draw what they see from their world and instead of holding on to the details, perhaps share their own perspective through their sketches online?

Perhaps, try to avoid being caught up in any murders like Mr Jefferies, or any other unsavory things, but perhaps there is a little bird on the windowsill or the feeling and vision of the spring rain falling outside your window. Why not draw it.

Alternatively, you could just draw a few stills of the movie The Rear Window:

Analysing How Hatching works

Veronica by Albrecht Dürer

A don’t know how long ago exactly it was that I bookmarked this channel, but I have been waiting for a time to get back to looking at ink hatching.technique. Here are two videos from two people who explain their approaches to handling ink and pen.

The first video is by Dan Nelson, who in addition to doing ink illustration is a fine art painter.

The second artist is Alphonso Dunn who is also a fine artist and illustrator in pen, but also a variety of other mediums. Alphonso explains in this video the necessity of seeing shapes as volumes and conforming hatches to those perceived forms. Something to think about for hatching enthusiasts.

Challenge: Sktchy App Drawing

For those who haven’t used it already, There is an app called Sktchy.

Mobin Jahantark

On it, people post photos and other people draw the photos. Interestingly, it allows in the app for you to see your drawing, slide right and see the original picture. Novel concept!

Anyhow, maybe you need a new face to draw… For those interested, let’s try this one today:

Inspiration by Mobin Jahantark

And when you are done, you can get on Sktchy and post it so that Mobin knows too that you drew this picture.


I spent some time drawing this portrait and in the mean-time ran out of one size pen ink (A Pigma Micron #05 and then started using a Pigma Micron #08. This is a motivation to start using a technique that covers the area evenly and works from fully unresolved, to more resolved. That would eliminate any visible transition. I may try this approach in my next drawing.


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