Category Archives: Still Life

Trying out some pen and ink

It’s cold here, real cold. And windy.  Around 1 am I got in a mood to draw something.  I’ve been thinking I need to start drawing more so purchased some 0.7mm mechanical pencils and did this still life sketch in about 2 hours.  I first drew it in with graphite, then went over it with waterproof ink.   This is my last work for 2016, yeah.


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Ballantine’s Scotch Whiskey

You seriously lose all sense of time when you are in the “zone.”  I started this at 4 pm in the afternoon, finished it around 8:30 pm and it seemed like only 2 hours had passed.  Anyway, I purposefully chose a blue background as a complementary color to the orange-ish color of the whiskey.  When put into a small shot glass, you get yellow for some reason but whatever, just went with it.  I usually don’t draw this out in charcoal but in this case I wanted accurate proportions on everything so I skipped laying it out with a brush.

Ballentines Scotch Whiskey

Ballentines Scotch Whiskey – F4 Oil on canvas

still life setup of Ballantines Scotch Whiskey

still life setup of Ballantines Scotch Whiskey