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Occasionally, when I have some free time, I enjoy doing some pencil drawing.  There is no method to my madness ... I simply draw what interests me.

NOTE:  The drawings are hand-drawn using graphite pencil.  Most of the images shown here are scans of my original drawings and look much like they do in person (they are currently hanging on the walls of my home).

 

THESE IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHTED!
If you are interested in using one of my drawings for private or commercial purposes, you must seek my permission FIRST.  I do not generally ask for compensation however I do ask that you use my drawings in a tasteful manner with proper credit given, and I ask that you do the right thing
and ask for permission!



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Space Program Pics

[NOTE:  These are free-hand drawn recreations of official NASA photographs]

GENE CERNAN APOLLO 17

Astronaut Gene Cernan salutes the flag on Apollo 17, the final Apollo mission to the Moon.  Cernan was the last Apollo astronaut to walk on the Moon.

    ALAN BEAN, APOLLO 12   Astronaut Alan Bean during the Apollo 12 mission.  I chose to draw this picture due to the complexity of the shading.

BUZZ ALDRIN APOLLO 11

This is a near life-sized mural of Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin on the surface of the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.  I painted it on the wall of my son's old bedroom. The entire painting was done with standard flat black and flat white wall paint mixed in different combinations (except for the color on the flag patch).  It took about a week to complete.

  APOLLO 16 LUNAR ROVER   Apollo 16 astronaut John Young prospecting in front of the lunar rover (in the background).  I chose this picture because I wanted to try drawing the lunar rover.

BUZZ ALDRIN SALUTES FLAG

A drawing of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin saluting the American flag.... drawing the flag was a bit of a challenge since it was a bit "crinkled"...

  JAMES IRWIN, APOLLO 15   Apollo 15 astronaut James Irwin saluting in front of the lunar module and American flag.  I chose this picture because I wanted to try drawing the Lunar Module and it would allow me to experiment with color.
  SHUTTLE LAUNCH MURAL   This is the mural on the other wall of my son's old bedroom.  It is the Space Shuttle Discovery launching from Cape Canaveral Florida.            


Family Portraits

    Historical  

 

CAPTAIN B.F. SANFORD  

This is Captain Benjamin F. Sanford, U.S. Army; WWII... my late grandfather.  This was my first attempt at drawing a portrait of a real person... it is a bit intimidating! 

    WWII SOLDIER   This is a drawing of a WWII soldier photographed while in battle.  I could not find any reference to the name of the soldier but I felt that he displayed the imagery I wanted to draw.  Thank you to the greatest generation for saving the world....    
  ASHLEY AT 2   This is my oldest daughter when she was 2 years old.       This is a drawing of the HMS Titanic.  It is a drawing I made of the original artwork that was done for the cover of a book that came out during the time that the movie "Titanic" was in theaters.    

TREVOR ON A SWING   This is my son when he was about 2 years old.  He was sitting on a swing at his preschool play yard.     Fiction  

 

   

 

    BUGS BUNNY   I just thought it would be fun to draw Bugs.  He was a favorite of mine while growing up.    

 

 

    STORM TROOPER   This was drawn from a very small picture of a Stormtrooper.  I could not see the detail in the laser blaster, so I didn't draw any detail in the laser blaster.    

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