Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Spring has Sprung
yes, spring is in full swing, and summer is about to happen. I was out in the mojave desert a couple of weeks ago, and when I got back, I painted these little abstracts for a journal of narratives by social workers. I do the covers, and this time the theme was Spring. They are gouache, for the most part.
Monday, February 21, 2011
We miss you.
Labels: Lisa Book
My Friend Lisa died on January 9, 2011. We had a tribute show for her, and I made a book of 27 drawings/paintings of her, one for each year of her life. Here are a few of my favorites. She was a fashion plate, and loved all kinds of clothes and looks. I cut the book into thirds, so you could mix and match her head, torso and legs. She used to model for my Costumed Figure Drawing class, and some of the clothes are things I saw her wearing, but most of them were things I just imagined her wearing. It was very fun (and sad).
Labels: Lisa Book
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
ICON and Comic Con 2010
Went to ICON 6 and saw some great speakers, and bought a few books. Then the very next weekend was on the ADG/CDG panel at Comic Con. I also saw some old friends there, and bought a few books, and lost my camera. So no photos to post. That place is so overwhelming, that is it hard to draw there. No one is holding still, unless they are standing in line, and there is such a crowd everywhere it is hard to get a clear view of anything for more than a minute. I put the one little drawing I got up here. Also are the sketches from ICON of Craig Yoe, Todd Oldham (which he signed for me!) and D B Dowd. I have another to post, and a few things from the sketch crawl with Jeff Smith that I will post soon.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday Nights, Lisa, Richard
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
went to Mexico and did a little sketching. mostly just laid around, ate and drank, swam in pool. this doesn't really look quite like Luis, but still like the drawing. that seagull, a young one, sat on the rail of the balcony the whole time I was painting the pool, hoping food was going to become available. he was eyeing the paints, thinking it was possible they were food.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
I have been in awe of Robert Fawcett's drawing ability every since my friend (and teacher) David Hadlock showed his work to me in college. I was completely floored to find a tiny, almost hidden booth at Comic Con that was selling amazing original drawings and paintings by classic illustrators from Windsor Mckay to artists from the 1980's, maybe even more current, not sure. The gallery is called Illustration House, and is in NYC. Against practicality, I purchased this original illustration by the incredible Robert Fawcett! I will try to find out from Roger Reed (one of the owners, along with his father the famous drawer Walt Reed!) when this was made, and for what publication. It is gouache, and is about 15 x 20.
Comic Con aftermath
Whew. That was a LOT of people! If I go again to the con, I think I will just take photos. I didn't get much this time, on overload, and couldn't deal with the crowd to stop and get out my camera, etc. I hope the panel I was on seemed interesting to the audience. I enjoyed taking the train there, and came back on Saturday with Luis and Nicolas to really drink it all in. We really couldn't get into any of the presentations that we were after, had fun just shopping around. But taking photos and sketching would have been a great pastime there! Saw current and former students, and friends, too. Here are a few measlely sketches (one of Nicolas, 13, not wanting his face sketched). I really loved the two people dressed as paper bag hand puppets, life-size! the drawing doesn't do them justice.