Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Another collaboration with Jacqueline Garno and one of her altered papers. I made several changes and added hand-drawn elements.
Somewhat inspired by a quote from Brian Eno: Honor thy error as a hidden intention.
Monday, September 02, 2013
Trying out some new, extra-soft, extra black pencils — General's Kimberly Premium Graphite Drawing Pencil 9XXB. Nice and black, but still not as soft as I was hoping for!
Pencil (obviously) plus digital color. Click to make it bigger, okay?
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
After a lot of time off, I managed to put something together for the Art of Belly Dance event coming up in Detroit in June. Inspired by Inga Petermann's performance at Tribal Prague 2012.
Pencil, watercolor, ink, marker, digital, sparkly stuff, etc.
Monday, December 31, 2012
This is a commission that took me too many months to complete (sorry, Tim!)
Last post for a year that didn't see a lot of art-action by yours truly.
I'm gonna raise a large gin and tonic tonight to a more art-ful 2013.
A very Happy New Year to the handful of folks who still stop by this blog. :)
Monday, July 23, 2012
After hours of laboring over my sketchbook, back in my dark and steamy corner of the Sazerac Lounge last night, I relaxed and scribbled a little portrait of petite and lovely Lula Loops with more energy and freshness in it than all my other drawings combined.
So I scanned it and added some color.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A pencil portrait I did of one of my favorite deviantArt stock photo providers, Jade Macalla, from one of his excellent photos.
I always meant to finish this by drawing the rest of the pose but now I like the incomplete quality of the drawing so—I'm calling it done.
Monday, May 28, 2012
My too-late entry for Faestock's Creative Challenge #11
I took Jessica up on her suggestion to try a different medium. The line work was done in the ink-resist technique, which yields unexpected results and pretty much obliterates the details of the original drawing. Watercolor was added and some Photoshop fiddling was done as well.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
I don't think I've drawn a horse since I was around 12 (when I was crazy about 'em.)
Drawing in pencil; colors added in Photoshop.
He looks a bit more like he's flying than jumping, probably.
Reference via a lovely stock photo by deviantArt's slime-stock.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Recent Dr. Sketchy sketches, featuring the wonderful juggling gunslinger, Will Oltman.
(Note: Will did not actually pose in a bikini; that was an entry in the "draw him as a her" contest.)
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Had a great time at the Sazerac Lounge in Grand Rapids last Sunday for Dr. Sketchy's: A Black Heart Valentine. I made a serious effort to loosen up a bit, inspired by the immense amount of creativity at these events.
Friday, February 17, 2012
This delightful and effervescent lady is one of the reasons Dr. Sketchy's is so much fun. (Check out her Facebook page and website.)
Done in colored pencil and white paint, using, for reference, a photo taken by the talented Jonathan Clay (whose Facebook page is here) at the last Dr. Sketchy's Grand Rapids event.
Monday, January 02, 2012
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I know it's a tired old way to illustrate the concept of vanity: woman with mirror. But I am in love with the wonderful vintage postcards that PostcardsStock features on her deviantArt page, and I have been wanting to use one of them as reference, so--there you go.