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Friday, January 25, 2013

Knowledge is Power

Since August I've been planning to carry out a secret ambition: to follow through on my dream to study academic painting and drawing in NYC. For real.

The plans have now become reality, and I am officially State-side & East-side. For the next 3 months I will be residing in NY, soaking up as much knowledge and clocking in as many hours as possible at the easel. So, be careful what you wish for.

I'll be spending a semester of intensive study at the New York Academy of Art during the day, as well as taking evening classes at Grand Central Academy.

I hope to post progress of my work as often as possible, so without further ado, here's a quick graphite portrait sketch  18x24"(roughly a 2-hour pose):

Apologies for the iPhone image quality.

Thanks for looking!



  1. I like this piece! How did you get the patchy texture on the paper?

    1. Thanks solanafoo! The patchy texture was actually a happy accident. The paper I used was quite smooth in texture, and as I rubbed graphite powder into it (with a chamois) patches of darker/lighter tone appeared.