Monday, February 20, 2012

Preliminary Drawing


Saturday was a stormy start to last weekend.  It was nice to pull out a lamp, set myself up in a comfortable spot, and draw while listening to the thunder.

This sketch is of my brother holding a small spyglass that belonged to my grandfather.

8 comments:

Danny said...

your draftsmanship is too good

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Wow! Such a wonderful expression on his face. Like the pencil strokes too.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Thanks Danny and Kim.

Kimberlee said...

Is this Alex? He looks very sane. Wonderful sketch! I like how the drawing is very loose and gets tighter and tighter as you Zoom in on the (fabulous, intense) eyes.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Ha! Thanks Kimberlee. This is Andrew, the straight man. I had to soften his expression a bit when I drew this. He looked like he had recently made a hard yet just verdict.

As for Alex, he is still wearing his nice little straitjacket.

Alex VanArsdale said...

I'm on the loose again! Ha Ha!

A few things that your picture shows of Andrew. He is right out of the 18th century, did you notice the way he poses his hands. He is a brilliant mind and a good tactician. (referring to the way he beats me at chess and war games)

Fr Matthew Green said...

Excellent! really well done.

Łukasz Mazur said...

Really great!