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Portrait in charcoal

This is a recent portrait I made in charcoal. He is a new character in the book I am working on and I spent a huge amount of time practising this guy as I didn’t have any useful reference photos, or a model for that matter, and I didn’t want it to end up being a caricature just because I was trying to do it from my imagination. 372 more words


New from old and getting down to some real work

I’ve  done a lot of work recently, which doesn’t mean god work necessarily. I have taken two old life drawings and produce acrylic paintings based on them. 326 more words


On The Drawing Board - Canadian Goose

At the moment I am living in Kuwait but my hometown is Poole in Dorset. It is so nice to visit there and get a good dose of greenery before returning to the “dust bowl”. 144 more words


Jake Bean

Jake Bean, Calgary Hitmen

April 2016
Charcoal, graphite, pencil crayon


One Hundred Days on Instagram

On Instagram I am participating in #The100dayproject. The goal is to pick any activity and do that one activity for a consecutive 100 day cycle. I picked “mark making” as my activity since the idea of mark making seemed to be filled with possibilities for experimentation. 164 more words

Art Journaling


High levels of contrast were essential in contributing to the objective of my self-portrait; harsh blacks and soft whites aided in executing my light in the dark… 123 more words


Biore pore cleaning charcoal face wash

Recently I’ve bought the Biore charcoal face wash, after contemplating for about a month. I’m the person who has blackheads and big pores on my nose. 241 more words