Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Small Update and New Blog

sorry i've been so MIA from this blog. I'm trying to focus on portfolio work for the upcoming San Diego ComicCon and i've fallen behind photographing new sketches.

I did spend a little time creating a new blog called Nude of the Day. I'm jumping on the "painting-a-day" bandwagon and forcing myself to post a nude per day and making them available for sale. Some are oldies and some are new. The blog will focus more on what i've been posting here. And this blog will become more of a documentation of my current projects and sketches that don't fit in the "nude category.

And to not post without having new work, here is a sketch i did on location at Trinity Church in lower Manhattan:

I've been taking a location class with Jeff Fisher over the summer. We go out to different places in the city and draw and then have our loud critiques. Jeff usually busts my balls and sometimes uses "violence" to get me to leave my comfort zone. He always tells me "I know you can draw, but i want you to play", but this time he leaned in and whispered "destroy the page". So i did, and the drawing above is the end result. I was ready to give up on it the first 10-15 minutes into it, but forced myself to spend more time on it and every time i messed something up and thought of stating over i forced myself to fix it.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Moleskine 3.0

One more mini moleskine under my belt. this one took longer than usual. Ranges from about mid November 2006 to today.

these next two pages are compositional studies of Edward Hopper's illustration work that I saw at the Whitney on New Year's Eve. Hopper's illustration work is, in my opinion, 100 times better than his well known work, like the "Nighthawks" (which was also on display).

Related Posts: Moleskine, Moleskine continued, Moleskine 2.0, Moleskine 4.0, Moleskine 2007: A Year in Review, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 1, Watercolor Moleskine: Part 2

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Drawing Studio - 04.22.07

Well after about 4 months I finally made it out to the Drawing Studio. It was a beautiful weekend (first signs of Spring here in NYC) and I had just gotten over about a 3-week-long funk of crappy drawings and no desire to do any art. Well, funk or not, Jeff Fisher had no mercy, and once again pushed me to do things i never would have tried on my own.