Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
"...This li'l choo-choo's gonna be a little late getting to the station." Another sketch based on an image I found from a photo taken during WWI. To those familiar with my work: No, it hasn't escaped me...the potential metaphor all these train wrecks represent...
Friday, September 24, 2010
I found this peculiar photo of war games in the New Mexico desert from either WWI or II (it escapes me which). The bizarre thing was that I don't recall a military vehicle or uniform in sight. In fact, it looked more like some Hollywood version of some Prohibition shootout. Anyhow, the whole thing is sketchy...much like this drawing...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
As was once famously said of Don Knotts...I just felt like drawing Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt once survived an assassination attempt thanks to a speech in his pocket. Though bleeding, he delivered an hour long speech without medical attention. Drawing the blood-stained manuscript for the speech from his pocket, he said "It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." On the flip side, his well known account of piranha shredding a cow in minutes is largely believed to have been staged for the traveling president. Personally, I think Teddy would've nicked himself a number of times, jumped in the Amazon, and staged a razor-tooth fish-fry for later that night if he had had his way.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
I don't do much in drawing architecture. For the most part, it could be called...well...laziness. A good part of it is just disinterest. I appreciate a good building. I like a nice skyline. I don't, however, like reproducing them. Yet, that was part of the point of why I started all this sketching was to work on the things I didn't like drawing or was weak at. So...Uh...Napoli....
Friday, September 03, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
I recently purchased my first proper Asian horsehair brushes to attempt to do some different work in ink. I haven't gotten much practice with them, but I'm determined to get that sharp-angled wrist action they do so well in cloth folds. This one...well...he's not there...