Impressions of Nature

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Aristotle

Category: Drawings

St. Stephens, AL

 

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Its Tough Being a Farm Cat

Katy

Katy

Sleeping Baby Sketch

photo-4The only time that I can get a quick life drawing of my daughter, Norah.

Demo by Watercolor Artist Joseph Zbukvic

I am sorry that I have been missing in action for a couple of months! We welcomed our first child into the world in October and she has kept me pretty busy. I plan to use her as a model eventually, but today you will have to settle for this great video by Australian artist Joseph Zbukvic. The beginning is a little cheesy but this artist has such a beautiful style, it is worth watching. The demo begins at minute 10, so fast forward if you need to. Enjoy!


PORTRAITS MADE FROM WHISKEY, VODKA, BRANDY, TEA AND INK by Carne Griffiths

These portraits by Carne Griffiths are intriguing. Get in close and take a look at the organic details within the skin tones. Also, I really like how the edges are soft and simply fade away into the background. For more information and images, visit the following blog below.

PORTRAITS MADE FROM WHISKEY, VODKA, BRANDY, TEA AND INK by Carne Griffiths.

Here is her web site. http://www.carnegriffiths.com

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Sunset on the Bay

I have been working on a commission (off and on) for the last few months. This painting is on stretched canvas, 15″ x 30″ and I am using water mixable oils. It is finally starting to go some where now that I have more time but I still have a long way to go. The pier needs some work and the tree will have leaves by the time I am finished. I will post the finished work once it is complete!

Sunset on the Bay....on the easel.

Sunset on the Bay….on the easel.

Students Life Drawing

Students Life Drawing

 

I had a model come in for several weeks, during Drawing 1. Here are two students working on proportions.

 

A little Rusty

These are a couple 20 minute figure drawings from last Friday night. I have not been able to go all semester and it shows a little. I definitely moved slower than usual! I plan to catch up on some lost time this summer.

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Figure1

This is a page from my sketchbook. I love Steve McCurry’s National Geographic portrait book. I picked it up years ago, while in college. I thought that I would practice with some of his portraits until I can get back to the figure drawing group. These were drawn with my ball-point pen.

Sketchbook 1

Luray, VA

Luray Entrance

Luray 1

Luray 2

Luray 3

Luray 4

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Luray 6

Luray 9

Luray 10

 

All Images © 2013 L.J. Hancock

Night Shots in the Snow

The snow started around 2:00 pm on Friday afternoon. We went out for sushi and the streets of Richmond looked like someone had covered them in soft, white….fake snow. It was so gorgeous that it did not look real to me. At around 9:30 pm, I decided that I needed to go out and shoot some photos at Swan Lake, in Byrd Park. Once I lost all feeling in my fingers, I felt that it was time to go. On our way out, we saw a grey fox run across the snow towards Maymont Estate. Unfortunately, my fingers were too frozen to get a picture. These are the ones that I took away from the night. Enjoy!

ISO 400 30mm f/4.5 1/20

ISO 400 30mm f/4.5 1/20

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ISO 400 39mm f/18 30sec

ISO 400 39mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 39mm f/14 30sec

Vanishing Mrs. HancockISO 400 24mm f/16 30sec

Vanishing Mrs. Hancock
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There I am!ISO 400 24mm f/16 30sec

There I am!
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ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/18 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/18 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

ISO 400 24mm f/14 30sec

These shots are behind our house. Snow makes trash look pretty.

ISO 400 23mm f/22 20sec

ISO 400 23mm f/22 20sec

ISO 400 23mm f/10 5sec

ISO 400 23mm f/10 5sec

All Images © 2013 L.J. Hancock

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