Thursday, December 22, 2005

Figure Drawing II

Click the picture above to view more drawings.
I'm still trying to figure out the best way to present these drawings. The link above will take you to a page containing all the drawings from the night: the good, bad, and ugly. It might be interesting to see the progression through the night, to get a feeling of time and space, rather than just see drawings float in random order. And Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Among the Dolls

> graphite on bond, 5.5 x 8.5"

> blue pencil, graphite, and acrylic on 300lb. Arches WC paper, 11 x 15"

> Photoshop, 5.7 x 8" @ 600 dpi
Among the Dolls, cover for TOR books
I just found out from the art director at TOR books that this cover was accepted into the upcoming Society of Illustrators annual. The book was about a young girl who mistreats her toys but awakes one day to find herself trapped in her dollhouse. Scary dolls always recall Hans Bellmer's work -- he owns that subject, just as Joseph Cornell owns assemblage boxes and Henry Darger owns creepy little girls. And by "owned," I mean "pwnd" if one tries to depict creepy dolls and little girls in the shadow of their work.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Figure Drawing

For the first time in years, I went figure drawing a couple of days ago. I was excited to draw from life again, to flex the old muscles and take a break from the computer. My biggest influences in school in terms working from life were Jim McMullan and Steven Assael, and their teachings still resonate in my linework. Their respective approaches couldn't be more different, but I gleaned what I could from these two masters. Hopefully, I'll get to post a few drawings every week . . .