Since I haven't posted much this month (though I do have new sketches on the way, I promise) I thought I'd go way back and show some very early sketchbook work. This drawing was done 17 years ago today. I'm sure I copied the pose from a comic book somewhere, but the character is an original creation by yours truly. "The Cetaceanist" was a marine biologist and crime-fighter with various whale-derived superpowers. One of these days I'll get around to finishing the comic book I started about him. Also of note here: I no longer put little loops in my 2s.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Since I've haven't done a lot of new drawings lately, I thought I'd dip some more into some older sketchbooks. My Italy semester was a great experience in terms of developing a sketching ethic and a kind of discipline that I've more or less stuck to since. Here's where it all started.
...according to my sketchbook. In Italy in 2007, when I really began sketching in earnest, I drew whatever was available to me. A good deal of what was available to me were the Montana State students who accompanied me during my semester abroad. In between teaching and critiquing I ended up drawing each and every one of them at least once, and many several times. They were all also making art at the time, so my sketchbook became a record of their process and mine.
l to r (I think): Grant, Katie, Regina, Megan, Sara, Brent, Chelsea, Hana, Mel (on the fence), Elisa (nearly invisible), Tiffany (ponytail), Dan, Sarah, Rikka (standing), and Jeff
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
There are too many good angles of the South Texas Medical Center to choose from, and too many security guards in parking lots for me to feel comfortable sketching there.
This is a chair at the Yarn Shop shop where Linda works.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I almost forgot to post these. Actually, I did forget to post these. Now I am. That should solve the problem.
This is the house across the street from ours. Damned if I didn't make the foreground SUV a little bit too big.
I drew this from my truck while it rained.
In Boerne, Texas
Linda gave her young nephew Tegue this cool wooden pull toy. I want one.
While watching a Spurs game.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
The show "Drawing On Main" went great. Dede Taylor and Erin Anderson were fantastic in helping to organize the show and get people involved! We had some terrific sponsors as well-- MacKenzie River Pizza supplied lodgepoles, Ferraro's supplied the wine and Old Main Gallery took care of the framing. We also had help from the Downtown Bozeman Partnership and a lot of help from friends and community members! I want to thank Vaughan Judge, director of the MSU School of Art, and Harvey Hamburgh, art historian, for speaking at the openings, and thanks also to everyone who attended both the receptions and the sketchcrawl workshop, despite a killer storm that left many folks stuck with tires spinning.
Without further ado, some pics and art:
The snowstorm aftermath:
Some drawings from the Sketchcrawl: