charcoal drawing of man with beardAttended a 5 day drawing workshop with David Kassan last week. This is my final 18 x 24 drawing, done with General’s charcoal pencils on Strathmore gray toned paper. The workshop was held at Sadie Valeri’s atelier in San Francisco.

Finally had the chance to meet and draw the celebrated model John Carrasco with his awesome beard. Hope to do more paintings and drawings of this terrific gentleman, who is also a beautiful person.

What a great learning experience that was! It was a real treat to actually meet David and his fiance Shana Levenson. David is very generous with information about his techniques on painting and drawing. If you want to improve your skills, I recommend David Kassan’s drawing and painting DVDs, which are available on his website: