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Indubitatio Nonmalefica

March 11, 2024

Indubitatio Nonmalefica encapsulates a moment of introspection through the gaze of a young man lost in thought. Originally envisioned as a reductive linocut piece, its essence remains intact despite its current manifestation as a Giclee on a 17x22" canvas. This rendition, limited to a series of ten, captures the essence of the initial concept, promising a depth of contemplation and artistic expression.

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The Girl in the Orchard.

December 2, 2023

In the orchard, a girl extends a kind gesture, offering you an apple. Life abounds in the vibrant orchard, and the girl, immersed in contemplation, injects an essence of introspection and wonder. This piece stands as a testament to nature's influential force, evoking inspiration and captivating minds in contemplation.

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Facial Study, Young Girl

December 10, 2021

This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to draw this young model. I don’t recall her name or I’d offer it. The reference image is from a set of model test images I created when I had my photo studio in Las Vegas back in the early 1990’s. This time I think I rendered a pretty good resemblance of the reference...

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November 9, 2021

Saffronia - From four women. Name recommended by Aaron Coleman. I started this sketch out a few weeks ago and came back to it. I will likely work up this digital versions into a pastel on board in the coming weeks. I created this in Procreate using my familiar charcoals and 3rd party paper textures...

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Blueberry Girl

October 7, 2021

This is an example of where my head goes when I’m not doing a study. I like drawing these kind of things but I’m afraid that I the work would be categorized as a cartoon, so I work with a lot of studies to try to bring it back into a more serious realm, whatever that is, and for whatever it’s worth...

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Nude with Fabric

August 10, 2021

This is a study I drew from NMA (New Masters Academy) reference image. I used Procreate with the 3rd party charcoal brushes I love so much. I wanted to work on the fabric a bit. I had sketched out this nude in gesture some time ago and came back to it, probably months after my initial sketches...

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August 26, 2021

I started out this portrait using a vellum textured digital substrate and an assortment of digital graphite brushes in Procreate. I then ported the drawing over to a different background, one that I have gotten accustom to using with 3rd party charcoal brushes. This allowed me to emphasize the highlights a bit more even though the reference was on a blown out white background...

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W.E.B. Dubois

August 23, 2021

This is one in part of a series of notable people who attended or taught at Central State and or Wilberforce University. An old friend offered an idea after seeing some of my work on FB and I have decided to take him up on it and work on a few pieces depicting these wonderful people who have had such and influence on HBCU’s, specifically the aforementioned.

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July 29, 2021

I worked up this portrait of Ashphord, a model that I referenced from New Masters Academy website. I went back to an old familiar palette and subject matter. I don’t want to be associated from my work as a portraitist although that’s most of what you see here. I see them as merely exercises to keep my hands moving, until I get smacked over the head with a concept I want to work on.

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Facial Study - Girl dark atmospheric 2021

July 19, 2021

I created this drawing once again using the 3rd party charcoal brushes in Procreate. I will also include a video of the creation when I’ve uploaded it to YouTube sometime tonight. It started off a little rough but rendered out pretty nicely

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