Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another Impossibility

Hello, all.

I decided to add another entry. I felt like the boxing piece was a bit depressing, and I wanted to do something more colorful and whimsical.

This was an image that I created as a demonstration of techniques for my students. I was randomly putting unlikely things together and wound up with a pimped-out ram.

I had so much fun with this, that I wanted to start a series of farm animals dressed out in 'bling' (do the kids still say that???) and call it "The Livestock Playas" series.

I'll get to it, one day....

Have a great week!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Hello, all.

Once again, I revert back to my love of boxing. When I read the topic, I was hesitant to post this, because I felt that it was a pessimistic interpretation. However, at this point, it appears that getting up is an impossibility for the fallen fighter.

I was working on a piece that dealt with defeat. It was part of a series. Eventually, I would like to do a piece with the fighter in the corner, with his trainer urging him on.

I had hopes that this would be an image in color, but I never quite worked all of that out, so I have this drawing. I still may add some oil paint and colored pencil, though.

Have a great week, everyone!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I.F./Fleeting Moments in the Sketchbook

Hello, all.

For this topic, I decided to include a couple of my sketchbook pages. I love to sit at the Tate St. Coffee Shop and the Greenbean Coffee Shop here in Greensboro and sketch people as they come in and out.

Sketching can be difficult when your subject is constantly moving and could get up and leave at any time, so the fleeting moments that you catch disappear right before your eyes.
I have taken a liking to sketching with a .005 Micron pen. I'm no James Jean (his sketchbooks are amazing!), but I have to admit that I enjoy drawing with a pen. It forces you to be sure about what you lay down on the paper.

My buddy, Tom Reis, is the one that inspired me to begin using a pen, although I did sketch a lot with ballpoint before. His ability to capture scenes and details are amazing.

I hope that everyone has a happy holiday.

Have a great week!