Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Me vs. Gabriel von Max

This was drawn from a painting by Gabriel von Max called "Renunciation." I actually drew this from a flyer for a show of his work at the Fry museum a couple of months ago, which I really enjoyed. The monkey paintings were definitely the best part, but then who doesn't love a monkey painting.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Li Chen Sculpture

I drew this from a sculpture by Li Chen called "Earth Piercing Fire" that I saw at the Fry Museum in Seattle. The whole show was really wonderful and it will be up for about another month, so anyone reading this who happens to be within a hundred miles of Seattle should step away from their computer right now and head down to the Fry to see some fantastic sculpture.

Blue Footed Booby

This is a Blue Footed Booby, drawn from a photo in my friend's National Geographic Calendar. Wait, maybe it was the World Wildlife Federation (which still makes me think of Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Savage, and the other WWF superstars of my youth). Well, let's say that the calendar in question was put out by an organization-to-be-named-later that really likes birds and whales and whatnot and that also happens to take some very fine photographs. Also, anyone who is snickering at the word "booby" should hang their head in shame for being almost as immature as I am.

Kitchen Still Life

I am once again back from the grave. Well, not really. I've just been too lazy to update my blog. I'd love to say that this will never happen again, but the truth is that it probably will.

This is a still life drawn in my kitchen with our Cuisinart and an apple. I should note that the shadows were done with a Pentel brush pen that my aunt gave me for Christmas two years ago and that I've been using a lot lately. I really love the feel of it and the way the ink flows in deep, smooth lines.