Saturday, December 20, 2008
My time to doodle has been vastly diminished since August, but over the past few Saturdays, taking a few minutes here and there, I have continued to play around with wrinkles, and in a medium that I haven't used for a long time...the trusty graphite pencil.
There is a lot in the expression. Part of it is fear, part surprise, and a twinge of anger maybe. The eyes tell the most...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I wanted to play with contrast this morning, so I pulled out the gouache and found a great portrait off of flickr, and started to play. This is the result.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I did a little painting in our moly 24 group on a moleskine that I received in the mail a couple of weeks ago. Sorry about the poor quality photographs. The computer that I have my scanner attached to is in the shop getting a new power supply.......
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I enjoyed it, the journey was fun....
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
On the plane trip from Rome to Utah I drew this little guy...possibly capturing the elation of being away from work for an entire two weeks.....ESCAPE!!!!!
Then as soon as we landed, we packed up our campin' stuff and early the next morning we were on our way to the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone. I did a couple of doodles while there for a week. I don't particularly care for the mountain doodle...frankly, I don't have much talent for landscaping, but I enjoyed being in the lake playing with my family. The next is the camper that we looked at everyday.
Then we were back on the road to Salt Lake to enjoy a week full of parades, movies with friends, talks with family, strolls through graveyards, revisiting key memory filled places, and just hanging out. The following sketches just filled in the time...
This last bony faced man was done on the plane back to home...I was contemplating the piles and piles of work that were awaiting my return to work....alas, vacations are joyous!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
... I was surprised and humbled to receive a compliment from Karen Blados today in the form of a blog award. A big thanks to her and her thoughtfulness. I've been watching Karen's blog for a while now and am constantly impressed with her ability to journal her life and package it in such a delightful presentation. Take a look at her stuff!
The rules of acceptance are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
Consequently, here are the people that I'd like to suggest...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 04, 2008
After we got home, the kids and I had a massive water fight on the front lawn. It was perfect to beat the Georgia sun. After drying off, we all sat down to the table to doodle and paint away the afternoon. I had nothing in mind, and so my pen just drew. This is what came out. (Don't ask, I have not idea either.)
I'm also adding a couple of doodles that I did a few days ago. One is of a fellow that was speaking at my church. I was intrigued with his comments and doodled him speaking. The other is yet another sumo sketch. I didn't like this one, but am posting it nonetheless.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
He made these two little masterpieces:(this is his interpretation of the Death Star)
(and this is what he painted watching the rain outside our window.)
His attention span lasted almost a half an hour while painting, which is impressive. I started this little sketch, but wasn't able to finish because he was already moving to the next activity...which happened to be "How many things can I stick in the aquarium before dad notices?"
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I did a quick journaling page while I was there, and was unable to completely finish the sketch. I added text just to fill up the area a bit.
Monday, May 26, 2008
I was fascinated with the woodpile by the fire and decided to whip out a sketch of the various shadows on the logs. This is what resulted:
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
"The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits. They forgot El-ahrairah, for what use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price?"
As promised in other posts, I am continuing the tradition of illustrating something from every book that I read. Here is the sketch I did of "Fiver", a character in Watership Down.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Can you relate?
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After a few breathing treatments, steroid injections and antibiotic doses, I was released and able to breathe much better. Doc's orders were to rest, put breathing treatments on my regiment for the next couple of hours, and continue the med's. Consequently, I found myself in bed, in a quiet house with a lot of time to think about what was going on inside my chest and how long it would take to get rid of this acute bronchitis.
When I was a kid, my parents purchased "Gray's Book of Anatomy", the classic compilation of pathological illustrations. I used to spend hours looking at the pen and ink drawings of hearts, lungs, legs, bones, etc. All of them were expertly drawn, and colored with two or three very faded and basic colors. The illustration below was a result of what I thought I would find in Mr. Grey's anatomy book under the "Respiratory Failure" section....
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
First, my son has begun his baseball season again, so, I find myself with time to doodle at his baseball games. I was impressed with the trees around the field as compared to the lights, so I did this little sketch:
As for this last sketch, I have decided to try to start illustrating something from the various books that I am reading. I find that I read more often than I watch T.V., etc. Consequently, I have my nose in a book quite often. In seeking out ways to keep the creative juices flowing, I decided that I will try to make one illustration of at least every book that I read and enjoy.
This first illustration actually comes from a book of scripture that I have been pondering. You can read more about why I illustrated this scene on my writing blog. The approach I took was to steal the style of some of the old Japanese woodblock prints and run with it. I had fun, and even came up with a oriental-style signature to continue the motif. Enjoy: