Jon Snow

I began the Jon Snow drawing with a structural method straight out of Russia.

Fundamentals of Drawing by V. A. Mogilevtsev is the book and the process taught in it works well with my motive for Jon Snow.

I want this portrait to be very structural, almost like Jon is carved out of stone.


  • Work: 1742
  • Size: 12" x 18"
  • Medium: Graphite and Charcoal on Paper
  • Sessions: 8
  • Start date: 10/04/2020
  • End date: 10/11/2020


My First Oil Painting in Months

Even though my sleep wasn’t the greatest last night I woke up with a ton of energy and was able to begin a new oil painting. My first oil painting in months.

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Feeling Motivated Again

I’m feeling motivated again so I started up the daily work with Nicolaides, the daily composition and the daily sketches again.

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Fashion Magazine Hair

The list of fixes I created yesterday was super helpful in bringing this drawing around. Although, at this point he has a fashion magazine hair style going.

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The Unforgiving Eye of the Camera

The camera and its subsequent digital imagery is ruthless in showing me everything I’ve done wrong.

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Smoothing the Surface

Again I’m working slowly on this portrait but I ended up smoothing out the surface of Jon Snow’s face too much.

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Taking My Time Drawing

I’m taking my time with this drawing now, working each section of Jon Snow’s head to pull or push the form as much as I can.

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Recharge My Energy and Motivation

I’m beginning to feel the need to take a few days of minimum time on art, relax and recharge my energy and motivation.

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Jon Snow Drawing

I started the Jon Snow drawing today and this time I began with a structural method straight out of Russia.

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