Monday, April 14, 2014

Heads 04.13.14

I tried out a new blending tool at the college's open life drawing yesterday - makeup sponges! I really like the delicate effects created with the sponge. I'm going to try and incorporate this into my more formal pieces in the future.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Heads 04.06.14

Today's drawing from the college's open life drawing session. Just plain ol' charcoal for this one.


Monday, March 31, 2014

Heads 03.30.14

Another portrait from the college's open life drawing session. I tried using vine charcoal again, and seem to be getting the hang of it.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Digital Drawing - Them G_D_ Blues I

I've been doing a lot of preliminary sketches/roughs for finished drawings using photoshop these days. The ease of execution and the ability to correct/erase/modify with minimal destruction of the original make this the best way for me to get an idea down quickly.

And it saves paper!

This may or may not become a finished charcoal drawing. Not sure if I captured what I'm looking for.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sketchbook Journal: Maine - Trees 3

I apologize for the length between posts - I have been completing some freelance illustration projects that will be revealed once they have been published. I'm also starting a new series of drawings for an upcoming solo show that I'll post as they are completed.

In the meantime, here are more field sketches from my Art residency in Maine from 2013.




Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Heads 2.16.14

Another portrait study from the college's open life drawing sessions. I tried out some extra soft vine charcoal. We're not good friends, but some how we managed to get a decent drawing. Vine doesn't like to be photographed, either. The image is very different that the original drawing.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Heads 1.26.14

I haven't posted a head study in a while, and I got a good one yesterday during the open life drawing session at the college. About an hour and fifteen.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Maine Memory: Ripley Coast II

The second drawing based on my art residency this past summer. These drawings were a lot of fun to do. Hopefully many more drawings will come from the residency experience. It really left a powerful impression on me.








Monday, December 30, 2013

Maine Memory: Ripley Coast I

The Kendall grad students who attended the Golden Apple Art Residency this past July are having a little show at Kendall this January. Here's my first drawing that will go in the show. I'll be showing two drawings, some manipulated photographs, preliminary sketches and possibly my sketchbook with my field studies if there's room.


I enjoyed playing with the abstract elements of the Maine landscape. If you look at the land with the right frame of mind it becomes another world, hardly recognizable.





Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Good Girl, Gina

A Christmas gift for two very dear friends. Gina was a special girl, and such a sweetheart. Always happy to see me. Look at that face - how could you ever say no?




She meant a lot to my friends and to me, too.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Little Things 01

This is the first drawing I was going to submit to the Starter Art Show earlier this month, but there is something about it that compelled me to hang on to it.

So I did. I think it's my favorite out of the batch so far.



Monday, November 4, 2013

Free Radical Show: Starter Art Show - Little Things 05

Here's the final piece from the Starter Art Show Nov. 1st. We had a great turn out despite the crummy weather, and the artwork from the talented group of participating artists was superb!



Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Free Radical Show: Starter Art Show - Little Things 04

Here is the third piece I will be showing at the Starter Art Show this Friday Nov. 1st. Get there early - these will go fast!



Look at those chops! You know you can't live without this one!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Free Radical Show: Starter Art Show - Little Things 03

Here is the second of four drawings I will be showing at the Starter Art Show Nov. 1st and 8th at the Adam Bird Photography Studio in Grand Rapids. All pieces selling for $100! That's a deal!