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October 27th, 2016

Kurt Vonnegut

I’ve alway liked the writing of Kurt Vonnegut, so he was a natural choice for my first attempt to draw a likeness of a famous writer. I think I captured a pretty good Kurt.

October 26th, 2016

Taxi Cab Back Lot

This is another in my taxi cab series. These watercolors seem to be the most popular art I create. At least more people tell me they like the loose style and my use of color. What I’m trying to capture with these is the sense of emptiness and loneliness oftentimes endemic to urban environments . . . → Read More: Taxi Cab Back Lot

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 . . . → Read More: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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 . . . → Read More: Hector Berlioz – the Sketchpad

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.