Old sketchpad :: Mark Pad
Portrait of a friend. About 17" across.
Charles 'The Irish Giant' Byrne, and 'Mr Jeffs', a pair of skeletons in the Hunterian Museum.
Byrne (1761 to 1783) grew to a height of 7'7". Famous in his day, he exhibited himself as a giant. One day his pocket was picked of his £700 life savings and, inconsolable, he drank himself to an early grave at the age of 22.
Mr Jeffs (foreground) had a disease called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva which causes bone to form inside muscles and tendons, locking joints together and forming bridges between bones.
B grade pencil on A3 paper, 2.5 hours.
Skull of a Solitaires bird, relative of the Dodo, in the Hunterian museum, London.
Studying the incredible other-worldly forms inside a skull...
More skull studies.
An Egyptian artifact in the Petri museum, London.
The Bather, a sculpture by Albert Toft in the Victoria and Albert museum.
2H and B grade pencil on A2 paper. 5.5 hours drawing time over two sessions.
Sketch of 'An Athlete Wrestling with a Python', a sculpture by Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896) in the Victoria and Albert museum, London.
Pencil on A2 paper, 3 hours.
Life drawing of the beautiful Sylvette.
Pencil on A1 paper, aprox 2 hours.
More concepty stuff to follow.
great pencils! sculptures and sculls are sweet.
very nice digital environments too, the second of the digi are my favourite.
Hey Mark ,I love the sketches in here ,great stuff ,and the environments give me a nice feeling . Great stuff,hope to see more ! Keep it up!
Please visit , comment , critique and have a chat with me
Rattus - thanks
Abrodos - you're right about the colours, I've been doing a lot of observational pencil study recently but I intend to study how to use colour effectively next.
Rostas - Cheers, I'll do by best so yeah, there'll be more
A few more recent bits.
CHOW 139 Details
Sketching on the train home last night
Super quick sketch of a friend's house in the country. Picture bright sunlight, freak hail storms with snowdrops and crocuses on the lawn.
Some Thing, the origins and purpose of which I have yet to discover. Time will tell.
Some kick ass stuff in here Mark!! Keep up the work man, would be ecstatic to see some more digital character concepts from you!
beautiful drawings man ill be staying tuned.
sketchbook updated October 6th