Friday, March 27, 2009

illustration friday: poise

i'm unapologeticly posting the second north carolina drawing in three weeks, but it's march, the heels are in the sweet 16 and dean e. smith was the epitome of poise when he was roaming the sideline...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

in new jersey? go see this show.

went to the opening of the III Guys show at Artworks in trenton over the weekend. great work by three very talented artists. the show was hung well (ha!) and all the pieces really play well together. there is an artist talk on the 11th of april and you if you can make it, go. you can get all the info you need from the artworks website.

here is a quick sketch i did of artist anthony fearon's pieces. got to speak with him briefly and he was a very cool guy.

Friday, March 20, 2009

illustration friday: subtract

trenton makes the world takes
5"x7" ink on clayboard

Thursday, March 19, 2009

back from the dead...

well not really, but i certainly felt close to my deathbed earlier this week... the sketchbook suffered, but i have spent the last two days messing with ink on clayboard and something called aquaboard.... more tomorrow...

Friday, March 13, 2009


my mom is a teacher and asked me to draw her grandkids (my two and my sister's one [for now]) for project she's doing at school... i was mostly satisfied with the quick ones i did for her, but i felt compelled to give it another try in the sketchbook. here they are in all their glory...

Illustration Friday: Legendary

1982 National Championship
3.5"x4" Ink on Paper

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plate 7

picked up "an atlas of animal anatomy for artists" this morning... i think it's awesome how every animal skull appears to be smiling, yet with all their skin and hair animals very rarely appear to be smiling. my dog jack looks like he's smiling every once in a while but really his lip is just stuck to his teeth... he has a dry sense of humor anyway.

*oh, and the drawing was done with a pentel brush tip pen... it takes some getting use to but you can use a damp brush over top to get that washy look.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

stay classy...

i teach a drawing class on tuesday nights and like to take five minutes each class to draw what they're drawing... it usually provides me some insight that i can share. it's also fun to draw with pen because of the amount of thought that has to go in before each stroke... an errant mark can really f*ck your whole game up. you can see the student in the far right of the top drawing got out of hand and turned into kenny powers... happy accidents.

Monday, March 2, 2009

rising moon...

i buy a spring beer and what happens? snow. and plenty of it. regardless of the flurries, it's a solid seasonal ale from people who make good beer. really nice flavor, handsome packaging, etc... so when the weather does turn for good, i'd recommend picking some up. or drink it now while watching the snow accumulate. whatever, it's beer.