Wednesday, November 28, 2012


With a bit of ink, gesso, and matte medium.

This one is No.12/30.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


30 portraits project is complete and I'll be posting more over the course of this week and next- here's one, for now...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

tracing paper

drawing on tracing paper is putting me in a good place right now. There's so much variety in line i can get, and just knowing that whatever i draw can be easily torn off, taped down, traced, scanned, whatever...

I may or may not be doing final lifework on it in the future, though I'd like some heavier stuff than what I've got right now. Vellum is looking really attractive, especially after rifling through so many images by Sergio Martinez. Check out this Line and Colors post on him- it contains links to his 4 (Four) separate blogs: He has an amazing technique of doing an incredible drawing on transparent vellum, and then using oil or wax crayons diluted with turpenoid on the backside for his color. The way the color ghosts through the paper creates moods and atmosphere like nothing else (in his hands, anyway). Definitely check out his stuff. 

I'm currently working on an illustration for an incredible short story titled "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. Read it if you've got the time:

Just a couple pieces of life drawing for today.