Tuesday, July 08, 2014

pirate drawing

Pirates are fun to draw. Some quick sketches for my class.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

more anthropomorphized owls

Friday, January 24, 2014

A cartoon portrait of some friends

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Enough cartoons, here is a 'serious' piece for 'Whiskey Advocate'.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Tina and I were dining, al fresco, at Shed, in Healdsburg. Marvelous food, service, and atmosphere. Entertainment? This senior citizen in tights, clearly just back from his run (in toe shoes), had snagged a baguette from Shed and then just stood there in this priapic pose for minutes, clearly pleased with himself

Saturday, January 04, 2014

little job

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

happy new year

Out with the old, in with the new…. 2013 sits down with a sigh and passes it on to the new 2014. Two babies! Symbols of rebirth, at Christmas and New Year. I wish you a Happy New Year with much happiness and fulfillment. Party on, the year is shorter by a day already!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013's holiday card. Tina and I finally got married this year, and about time! Hence the hands. The electrical tape? It relates to the rings. Hmmm, a story over a good glass of something. The kids and their significant others fill out the merriment. We ALL wish you a happiest of years to come in 2014!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

yes, it is LATE but Facebook got this first. Inktober is a great idea, though I only generated two things, and this study for some background characters is the second. So what will November be? N-OILvember?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

inktober

I am working on a painting, 'Waiting', based on a scene in recorded in Paris. As it is Inktober, for a lark, I pulled out the old crowquill and went at it. My  pen skills are rather rusty.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

gest
ure drawing, liked how folds FOLLOWED the gesture and reinforced the action. Thank the drawing gods for clothes. Great props, useful to the story. five minutes.
after drawing loose big shapes of fabric, I wanted to discuss how they also show up with altered scale and moved attachment points on tighter clothes, oh, and I aged the model progressively over the decades. He was not too pleased.
here are some demo drawings from my clothed figure class. this one utilizing a great old wool baseball uniform clothed model. Stretch folds as design and structure, as storytellers showing tilt of body for one point to the nest, and body location under the points....

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hog Island Oysters, a gift to man, and a great FAST lunch at the Ferry Building between class sessions. Dozen oysters and a glass of pinot gris. Happy. Quick backlit sketch of Anthony working the mounds of bivalves on ice, Pelikan fountain pen, then watercolor brush back over for values. Rough and tumble stuff, but fun.