October 20th, 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, End of Act I


October 17th, 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I Scene ii

Lucetta: Peruse this paper, madam.


October 16th, 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

I’m going to create one illustration for every single scene in Shakespeare — an ambitious project to be sure. I’l try to do one drawing a day, but we’ll see. I’m working with Coyote Canyon Press on an illustrated edition of Shakespeare, to be published first in individual volumes and then as a single collected volume.

All the illustrations will be in ink. Here is the first from Act One, scene one, of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Proteus: Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu!

Proteus: Wilt thou be gone? Sweet Valentine, adieu!

October 13th, 2016

Hector Berlioz – the Sketchpad

Another sketch of a famous composer, this time Hector Berlioz. My process is simple: I print out a picture of the composer and then pick up a No. 2 pencil and sketch the likeness on a small sketchpad. That’s all there is to it. I plan on working my way through the visages of several hundred composers.

Hector Berlioz

October 5th, 2016

Recent Portraits

I’ve been honing my pencil skills by drawing portraits. Here’re a few recent examples: Leonardo Da Vinci (darkened in Photoshop to look more like charcoal) and the composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.