Sunday, April 25, 2010

Red, White, Black and crinkly all over Page 4

The sketch is absolute dreck...except for the hand. But the point was to fill the pages fast, and not treat everything so dear.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Snappy Dresser

Al Capone: menace to society, but a snappy dresser.

From a Margaret Bourke-White photo owned by Time Life Pictures appearing in "The Man Who Turned off the Taps," Smithsonian Magazine, May 2010. The article is not solely about Capone...he's not the man referenced in the title of the article.

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Red, White, Black and crinkly all over Page 3

Gonna have to go see this concert.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Red, White, Black and crinkly all over Page 2

Didn't like how this turned out at first, but it's growin' on me.

From a snap I took while visiting London in 2004.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Red, White, Black and crinkly all over Page 1

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie...that's amore!

M is for mushrooms...mmmmmm

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Red, White, Black and crinkly all over

Wonderfully crinkly craft paper repurposed from packaging padding. Notice the duct tape: I believe it is use #145: Book Spine.

Stay tuned for more...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunday in the Moleskine

Admit it, if I'd put "Wolverine" in the post title, you would have been looking for Hugh Jackman, right? Come on, 'fess up.

This was inspired by an Antti Leinonen photo that appeared in the June 2002 National Geographic magazine in a feature called "Beasts of the Boreal".

In the same issue of NGMag, I also found the photo from which I did this hand study. She was in the article about D-Day...don't have the photographer's name at hand...ha! Groan...

Contrary to the appearance of my sketch, this lovely lady did not have man hands. That's why I call it a sketch. :-D

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Things That Are Beautiful 4

I happened to look out the back window at the end of the day, and I saw a brilliant burst of light and color. I snatched up my trusty Coolpix and took a few snaps.

The weekend was all about forsythia...I planted a new one in the front yard on Saturday.

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Monday, April 05, 2010

Sketch of Steve Powers

Steve powers was featured in the May 2010 Artist's Magazine* in an article written by Larry Humber talking about his love letter project in Philadelphia (series of 50 murals with a boy's pitch for romance to his girl). No photo credit given, so I'm guessing Larry took the photo too.

* Sorry link will only take you to a site where you can order the magazine, but they have snippets of the contents of the issue.

I just had to sketch him as soon as I saw that hair...who could resist?!?!

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter!

Because nothing says "Easter" like a mandrill...

And because a male mandrill just isn't a male mandrill without a bright red nose, I spent five minutes in Photoshop giving him a (sloppy) red nose.

This sketch was done from a photo by Fiona Rogers and/or Anup Shah (can't tell because they were both credited in the article) appearing in the "Mysterious Mandrills" article by Michael Lipske in the April/May 2010 issue of National Wildlife magazine.

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