Captain Jack Sparrow Drawing Finished

The Captain Jack Sparrow drawing turned out awesome and I’m proud to call it finished.

But, I’m not going to spray fixative on it until I’ve looked at it for a few days. Just in case I see some quick improvements I can make.

Captain Jack sparrow drawing in charcoal

Previous Captain Jack Posts

Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

I’m not sure what else I can say about my daily warm-up process That I haven’t said in many posts previously. If you have any questions about it please contact me.


The 250 box challenge continues and this page goes to eleven! And so did my errors. Even though I put a lot of focus in on these boxes I still have trouble.

draw a box exercise

One Minute Gestures

I’ve changed how I draw gestures a bit. For some I map out the big shapes first, very lightly. But for most of them I start with a part on the figure and try to economize my lines as I work from that spot out. It seems to work very well for making good looking gestures but I don’t think it’s helping me to visualize the whole figure at once.

Daily Composition and Daily Sketch

I set up a cup and two tape roles to test my oval creation with this brush pen. Yikes! Needs Work!

The composition is of me, or what I think I would look like, picking blackberries by the side of the road. We spent two hours yesterday riding our bikes and picking berries. We ended up with about 7 pounds of berries. YuM!

Plus Pattie made a blackberry crumble that is just AMAZING! Double YUM!

daily composition and sketch

What went well?

I finally completed my next artist perspective, The Art Spirit by Robert Henri. It’s taken me 4 months to get this out I hope you like it. Also the Captain Jack Sparrow drawing is finished!

What needs work?

Practice ovals with a brush pen and focus more on getting foliage looking like foliage instead of a jumble of messy strokes.

What did I learn?

Just a few minutes of day working on something that is super difficult for me will pay off down the road.

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