Monday, December 26, 2011

Still Life

Here is the final project for a drawing class I took at Otis College of Art and Design this past fall. (And what a great class it was!) Our assignment was to do a still life with at least 5 objects that relate to us in some way or another. It is 18x24 and in charcoal.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

The ol' Shake and Bake

What is thisth mine eyes doth see? O! But it is William Shakesbeard!

A work mate of mine has a bust of the ol' Shakesalt himself so I thought I might as well put it to work and do some modeling for me! And a lovely time it was.

Pencil Drawrings

Rascally water color.

Working on my penmanship

And of course, blind contour.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Yargh, it be Water Color.

This past Saturday I attended a wonderful little Watercolor Workshop that was presented by Nathan Fowkes (wow, his work is amazing. Great teacher, too.)

Real fun stuff, but I'll tell you what - it ain't easy breaking that horse. So I've got my work cut out for me.

This first one here is what I did in class. The next one is a quick sketch I did at sunset Sunday night.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Vasquez Rocks Studies

I intended to do more than studies but with a scant water supply, lack of sunblock, and the wind blowing something fierce, my time was cut short. But heed this, oh Rocks of Vazquez... I shall return! And when I do, I will be ready....

(Studies in pencil, charcoal, and pastel.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pastel Sunsets

A lovely late afternoon at the beach

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monster Mash

I think you'll recognize this handsome lot. An ode to the classics with charcoal and pastel.

(Drawings are 14 x 17, if you are curious.)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New York City

This past weekend I went to the lovely New York City. What a treat it was. I got to see so many familiar sites and some terribly wonderful people. Here are just a few of the sketches.

Union Square

Saturday, my friend Brigham and I took to Union Square. There, we came across those rambunctious protesters. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate people sticking it to the man but their failure to convey a decent Economic model left me apathetic to their enthusiasms. Brigham said they were just a bunch of dinguses. I think the pigeons agreed.

Unimpressed Pigeons

Man with bags

Brigham on the phone (arranging our plans to watch The Sting at the Jersey Loews)

Sunday, I went to church

Union Square 3rd Ward

Monday was a very special day. Jeffrey and I set out into the city armed with nothing but sketch books, pencils, and baseball mitts.

Brooklyn Bridge

After we finished our drawings, we played catch in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. We talked about the city, Washington Roebling, and our career goals.

Times Square

Central Park

After this sketch, Jeffrey and I brought the mitts out once again. We talked about cars, women, and baseball.

It was a lovely trip. Truly, New York has a most special place in my heart. And though I love the landmarks, the history, and the sass - the thing that makes it precious to me are my dear friends. Some were kind enough to pose for some blind portrait drawings.

Brigham Barnes

Jeffrey Butler

Emily Kunz

Stephen Mulcock

Lars Stoten

Dave Almond

Carol Dyer

Til next time, New York. Til next time.