Since I spend way too much time creating art and animation on the computer, it is important to maintain my traditional skills by drawing the figure from life. The goal is to loosen up my style, and the short time that the model holds the pose helps to meet that objective. These were created at various workshops in the Los Angeles area such as The Drawing Club, Kline Academy, and Dr. Sketchy's LA, averaging about 10 minutes each. A few "long pose" paintings from life are also included. Click on any thumbnail image for a larger view in its true proportions.
Portrait painting similar to Frida Kahlo

Frida, acrylic painting

Spanish flamenco woman portrait painting

Flamenco, acrylic painting

portrait of Cleopatra

Cleo, acrylic painting

Drawing of a pretty woman viewed from the side

Woman seated

drawing of a seated dancer

Resting dancer

Sketch of a figure model in repose

Model in repose

drawing of a girl pulling on her stockings

Lady lounging

Sketch of a pretty girl stretching out on her stomach

Woman stretching out

Drawing of a woman elegantly sprawled out

Girl sprawling