Woodburned Icon: Theotokos Immaculate Heart

This is a time lapse video of my most recent order: the Immaculate Heart. It was ordered along with the Sacred Heart. My pyrography pen broke while I burned this icon. It would only heat up every now and then and didn’t stay at a constant temperature. I knew there was something wrong but I…

Five Minute Sketch: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Baby in one hand, pencil in the other. That’s how I usually work! Baldwin is always interested in what I am working on. It’s really sweet but I’ve had some close calls where he comes up too fast and rips my work out of my hands! This one is a lot more rough than I…

Rough Sketch: Baldwin

This was probably a ten to fifteen-minute endeavor. He didn’t sleep very long! This was with graphite. I was hoping to deepen the shadows but I wanted to do just a live sketch so I stopped when he woke up.

Clint Eastwood

I started this drawing as a graphite pencil sketch. This was before I got charcoal pencils and I was frustrated with how the graphite couldn’t get quite black enough. Clint is staring into the sun bleached desert in this picture, and it really needs contrast to bring out his classic squint. I just used a…