Friday, February 21, 2014

This is an excerpt from from one of my favorite poems, "I Have Daughters and I Have Sons" by Robert Bly.  Perhaps I hope this is a sentiment that my parents have felt about me.  I've always wanted to make a visual piece using this quote so I created this piece really quickly.  The entire poem is really beautiful and can be viewed here.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Work in progress.... 
I've been meaning to turn this drawing into some kind of final illustration for years.  2014 = getting around to it.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sketches from the Society of Illustrators last Thursday night.  It was Boxing night!  Loved drawing these guys, they really looked the part.  We started off with short poses (about 2 min) and moved on to longer ones, though I don't think we did any longer than 10 or 15 min.  I worked on the drawings a little bit during the breaks, and after the session too.  Someone next to me said something like "what's up with all these short poses?  Why are we doing this?"  I didn't say this but I was thinking, because if you can't draw something well in 2 min you aren't going to draw it well in 20.  Short poses are so important for warming up, and loosening up.