MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR PORTRAITS 2016 & 2017
To honor each recipient, the MISSOURI ATHLETIC CLUB has a portrait drawing created of the Sports Personality of the Year.
As a professional artist, I am thankful and honored to be creating the Sports Personality of the Year Portraits for the MAC!! Thank you very much to the Missouri Athletic Club for giving me this opportunity.
Vladimir Tarasenko MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Since 1970, sports fans have been gathering at the Missouri Athletic Club to honor the annual Sport's Personality of the Year. The MAC Sport’s Personality of the Year Dinner, was created by Jack Buck who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the first 32 dinners. The event is now in his name.
The list of some past recipients are: Bob Gibson (1970), Whitey Herzog (1982), Jackie Joyner-Kersey (1988), Brett Hull (1990) and Kurt Warner (2000)... to Vladimir Taresenko (2016) and Yadier Molina (2017).
VLADIMIR TARASENKO MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
YADIER MOLINA MAC Sports Personality of the Year 2017
This was my Portrait Drawing Demonstration for the class "Drawing on Toned Paper" held at OA Gallery. I was using black charcoal for the darker values and white charcoal for the highlights .
Learning to draw on toned paper using black and white charcoal, helps greatly in understanding value tones.
Here are some of the steps in drawing a portrait on toned paper. The drawing is started lightly in the beginning. When the likeness of the eyes are getting closer then I'll start to establish more of the darks. Until then I keep the pencil marks light in case I need to erase.
Here the dark values are established in the drawing. In a portrait the eyes will always have your darkest dark in the pupil of the eye and at the lashline.
Using toned paper instead of white paper helps you to obtain your darkest darks and lightest lights while letting the paper be yourmidtone value.
A white charcoal pencil is used to show the highlights.
This is the stage where values are checked and corrected. They help to show the three dimensional quality in the drawing.
The portrait demo is finished and ready to be put in a frame!
The portrait is complete! It can be viewed at OA Gallery in Kirkwood, MO.
Working on toned paper is a beautiful and classical way to draw, which dates back to the Renaissance.
Look at these beautiful drawings! Everyone did a fantastic job! What a great class!
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Here are recent drawing videos that were taken as I was finishing up the portrait details. I wanted to share with you my love for drawing today.
These drawings were completed on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper. To finish these portraits I used General's charcoal and graphite pencil along with powdered graphite. The most exhilarating part of my job as an artist is getting those beautiful eyes looking back at me! I truly love being a portrait artist and am very thankful to God that I am able to be an artist.
If you have any questions just let me know. Thank you for watching. Have a great day!