This is an ink sketch I did for a client using photos the client provided. This is my first concentrated effort to use Japanese ink brushes (although I was using a brush-marker which has the brush shape but has its own ink well)
This was the last of a great number of attempts to create a good colored image of a dog for a client.
I tried pencils, acrylics, water colors, oil pastels and chalk pastels. All without success. This one is colored pencils overlain with chalk pastels. Turned out pretty good, I think.
This is a drawing I did for the Inktober challenge 2018. The theme for the day was “tranquil”
A drawing I did for the Inktober challenge 2018. The prompt for the day was “poisonous.”
A charcoal study
This was a basic study in charcoal - I was just playing around with the medium to see if I remembered how to use it.
Yet another bird with black feathers. This was my (somewhat creepy) study of a rook.
I've drawn several birds in my time. Usually ones with black feathers, since this makes them easier to sketch with pencil. They all end up looking a little creepy, though.
This one is a blackbird. Not a black bird, a blackbird.
The Last Bird that is Black
In my study of birds with black feathers, this is the final. I think it's probably a crow.
This is a black cat based roughly on the Edgar Allen Poe animal in the Black Cat story.
In the Inktober Challenge 2018, the prompt for day 14 was “clock.” Not content to just sketch a regular clock, I tapped into my fascination with clockwork models of the cosmos to draw this image.
This was an image I drew for the Inktober 2018 challenge. The prompt for the day was “star.”
Clint Eastwood and his famous stare.
This was another sketch for the 2018 Inktober challenge. This is my wife pregnant with our son, Michael.
This was a portrait I did of my grandparents I painted a number of years ago shortly after the death of my grandfather.
This was more or less a commision. It was a character study for a comic someone wanted.
Man with No Name 1
I was very much into Westerns at one point. This is one of several studies I did of Clint Eastwood's famous character without a name.
I went through a phase in my life where I was pretty much devoted to Westerns. So you may see a significant number of cowboys cropping up in my art page.
Many of them strongly resembling Clint Eastwood.
A little creepy, I admit, but I thought the combination of pencils, inks and digital coloring led to a good finished product.
Okay, this isn't a chimera in the technical sense. It is a fruit (pear) an animal (cat) and an object (clock) combined.
I admit it seems bizarre. It was part of a rather bizarre contest I entered at one time.
Still, it is an example of something I did entirely on the computer with no sketching involved.
Little piece from my days of loving Westerns.
Pretty proficient juggler, there.
This is a character I developed for a comic.
Another entry for Inktober 2018. The prompt was “scorched” and this is my response.
One of my few paintings, this is a portrait of my late father, Michael D. Furches