Monday, November 19, 2007

This blog will be on hiatus.

This blog will be on hiatus. I am moving to the Philadelphia area. I will update when I can.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sketch Dump #4 continued....

Sketch Dump #4-From small and medium sized sketchbooks-continued.....

Sketch Dump #4-From small and medium sized sketchbooks

These sketches are from various sources. Some are from life, some are from various books, others are from various sites on the internet, including The sketchbook sizes range from 31/2 x 51/2 to 51/2 x 81/2 inches. The work spans several months of sketching. There will be more sketches uploaded tomorrow.

An Antelope and Some boats in a harbor

I know, four months is far too long to go without posting. So, to everyone who has been asking for updates, here are some, with more to come tomorrow. The first image is a pen and ink of an antelope known as Gunther's dik dik. It's called a dik dik because of the sound it makes when it runs, if I remember correctly. It's based off a photo I took at the Dallas zoo. It's created using a 3x0 rapidograph for the whole piece. The second piece is also from a photo I took while in Alexandria, Va., of the harbor there. It is watercolor.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Work In Progress (WIP) Autumn Maples Finished!

Well, I finally finished this drawing that I had on the backburner from last summer. I've lost count of how many hours I put into it. Probably around 70 hours. I'll show the steps and the finished piece. It's stippled primarily with a 00 rapidograph, I also used a #2 sized one and a 3x0. F&W acrylic inks were used, as well as, some india ink.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Last of the sketches from the old moleskine sketchbook

People at the market,, watersoluble graphite.
Left: 42nd Street,NY,, watersoluble graphite/Right: Australian Landscape,, watersoluble graphite.
I wanted to upload this old sketchbook, and some other's that I will upload, because afterall, this is a sketchblog primarily. I'm thinking about restarting my habit of keeping a "journal", rather than just a sketchbook. I think that when you write about your ideas about art, life, and what inspires you, you get a more informed look at oneself and one's art. I used to do this regularly when I was in art classes at my arts highschool, but this practice fell by the wayside, as I had less time to do just the sketches that I was doing. I think it's important for artists to know how to talk about their art, even if only to be able to know where you're coming from for yourself. And I think that journaling aids in this practice.

sketches continued.....

Left: My partner in hospital waiting room-watersoluble graphite/ Right: My partner's leg on gurney, watersoluble graphite.
Left: My hand, from observation, watersoluble graphite/Right: Apple, from observation, watersoluble graphite.
Woman, from, watersoluble graphite.
Rainy Day, from, watersoluble graphite.
Traffic, from, watersoluble graphite.

sketches continued.....

Left: pen and My partner sleeping, from observation, pen and ink.
Dancer on sofa, from, pen and ink.
Dancer by window, from, pen and ink.
Left: Dancer, pen and ink,, Right: Dancer, watersoluble graphite,
Left: Woman, watersoluble graphite, Self-Portrait, from observation, watersoluble graphite.

sketches continued.....

Left: My hand from observation-Graphite/ Right: My partner sleeping from observation, pen and ink
Left: Macy Sleeping and Awake gestures, pen and ink, Right: "Disadvantage" After Illustrator Joseph Clement Coll from Illustration 1860-2000, pen and ink.
Left: My partner sleeping, caran d'ache watercolor crayons, Right: Blue Self-Portrait, pen and ink, caran d'ache watercolor crayons, prismacolor markers.

Katrina Boat Overturned from my photo, pen and ink.
Destruction Katrina as seen from car window, pen and ink, from my photo.

sketches continued.....

Left: Colored Pencil: Illustrators Reference-Faces/Right: Graphite
Left: Pen and Ink Graphite
Rose from my photo-Dallas Arboretum, pen and ink.
Waves, from a photo I found, source unknown, pen and ink.

More sketches

The first and second images are pen and ink from The third image: Left-pen and ink from, Right-Colored Pencil from Illustrators Reference Book for Faces. Fourth image: Left and Right-Colored Pencil from Illustrators Reference Book for Faces. Fifth image: Colored Pencil from