Portrait of a young woman. (Charcoal by Tom Webber)
I drew this charcoal figure drawing last night of a young male. (Yes, I’m aware of the rather androgynous appearance.) I decided that I liked it in its rather sketchy, rough-hewn state, communicating everything I had intended to capture. To my mind, moving forward toward a more nuanced rendition (which I initially intended to do) would have been counterproductive. “Young Male” Charcoal drawing Approx. 11x15 inches (c) Tom Webber Artist 2017
A young man. Pen & ink by Tom Webber. While the left eye is somewhat misplaced, I decided to proceed with this drawing rather than start over. It seemed to me that the slight distortion, in this case, actually helped me convey the rather intense character of this young fellow who posed or me.
Acrylic painting. I painted this portrait of a young man named William Muhammad, who is also a quite an excellent artist himself. Not counting breaks, this is the product of about 2 1/2 hours of work. I must confess that I particularly enjoy painting African Americans since I am able to discern such a wide array of exciting colors and tones in their faces, seemingly affording me a lot of freedom to explore more of an expressionistic approach to my subject. In any case, I hope that, in this…