a few new drawings.

Jackie's Rose © 2011 Jeff Thomann
Jackie’s Rose © August, 2011 Jeff Thomann

Palm © 2011 Jeff ThomannPalm © June, 2011 Jeff Thomann

Palm 2 © 2011 Jeff ThomannPalm 2 © June, 2011 Jeff Thomann

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http://youtu.be/2qurHn4KVnw

I’m trying to help spread the word about this since it’s about my cousin and a very good cause.

Jon Thomann was injured a couple of years ago, and was in a coma for several months. He finally got back to walking, but he still has a limp and is very unbalanced. He’ll never be the same but at least he is alive. Jon’s father, Joe is working on trying to raise money to get this started in Mid-Missouri. They’ve raised about a third of the money they need, but still have a long ways to go.

Here’s the link to the article on the KOMU site: http://www.komu.com/news/family-pushes-to-bring-brain-injury-center-to-columbia/

Here’s the link to Jon’s caringbridge site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jonthomann/

If you want to help with the center itself, the donation on the caringbridge site listed above is not for the center – that’s for caringbridge donations, which is a good cause too…. The center’s website is http://www.headinjuryctr-stl.org/jeffday.html

Self Portait © 2011 Jeff Thomann

Self Portait © 2011 Jeff Thomann
Self Portait © 2011 Jeff Thomann

This was created using an old car rearview mirror so I could only see half of the face without shifting location so it was a bit of a challenge. As you can probably tell, I was focusing primarily on the lower nose/chin/neck area more than the rest of the face.

It took me 29 minutes overall, and time flew by because I was so intently focused. Getting good greyscale gradation levels with a small drawing surface like a ball point pen is challenging, especially when on a timeline like I was with this. I did complete it in under a half hour though.

I can see some improvements already in the self portrait drawing skill vs the last self portrait like this I did. I use self portraits as sort of a checkup on my skills since the human face is a good indicator of art skills on a lot of levels. Drawing faces with glasses on is always a bit of a challenge too since it changes the lighting a lot and gives areas that need new details.

I did the glasses on though because I’m working on a color pencil drawing in the mornings that has Tekla with glasses on, and I wanted to study a little in these ballpoint pen drawings how the glasses affect the light and shadow on the face so I can do better in that and future drawings with glasses. The color pencil drawings are very tricky since I’m using a lot of different colors, layering techniques, and a lot of erasing and actual burnishing techniques – actually in some areas on those I’m using real print making etching tools to do scratcherboard type techniques in limited areas since I’m using gessoed hardboard. That is definitely something I would not be able to do if I was using paper for the color pencils. The color pencils are almost like mini-oil paintings. Now it’s after 6 Am so I better start on the color pencil as the time allocated to it is before 6:30 AM, lol.

19 Minutes – 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann

19 Minutes - 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann

19 Minutes – 6/7/2011 © 2011 6/7/2011 Jeff Thomann
Media: Ballpoint Pen on Paper

This is a quick little still life sketch I did last night.

Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann


Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann

Sunrise @ Galveston Bay © 2011 Jeff Thomann
Media: Pastel, Watercolor Pencil, & Color Pencil on Gessoed Hardboard
Original Size: 5″ x 7″

Some of the color pencil drawings on my website.

These color pencil drawings are on my website. I’m putting here in the blog in case I decide to change the design of the website later to remove these images, etc. Eventually, I might put some of these images on various places online where you can find them on postcards, etc. I’ll probably update this post later if I do that so that it’ll be easy to find where the products are.

Sleepy Eyes
Sleepy Eyes
© 2009 Jeff Thomann
Media: Color Pencil on Gessoed Hardboard

Duchess, the Pomeranian
Duchess, the Pomeranian
© 2009 Jeff Thomann
Media: Color Pencil on Gessoed Hardboard

and Away the Stranger Mozied
and Away the Stranger Mozied
© 2004 Jeff Thomann
Media: China Marker and Pastel on Canvas

Wolf
Wolf
© 2009 Jeff Thomann
Media: Color Pencil on Paper

Void
Void
© 2009 Jeff Thomann
Media: China Marker on Illustration Board

Kirksville by Night and the other Oil paintings on my website.

Edit: The t35.com host is no longer being used… now my new folio website is going to be http://jeffthomann.cwahi.net/ However, it’s still a work in progress. I’m slowly working on an intranet internally at my home pc and will upload it to the cwahi.net or a related crosswinds.net account in the near future. I like crosswinds since they give you unlimited space which is something most web hosts don’t… for something like the artfolio I plan on creating there, that’s a huge thing since many, many images and possibly videos are going to play a major role, which eat up server space and bandwidth pretty quickly.

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The following images are on my website at http://www.jeffthomann.t35.com at this time. I’m listing them here for my own reference, and also just for your viewing. I eventually might edit this post later if I put any of these images on cafepress, turbosquid, zazzle, or somewhere else to put the urls to those locations in here.

Kirksville by Night

Kirksville by Night
Media: Oil Painting

© 2001 Jeff Thomann

Self Portait in Red and Blue

Self Portrait in Red and Blue

Media: Oil Painting

© 2006 Jeff Thomann

Origin

Origin

Media: Oil Painting

© 2001 Jeff Thomann