Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Just when I think Charlie Crist's baby can't cause any more problems, it gets worse.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Interesting story behind this cartoon. This may be the first cartoon I've ever done just straight into the computer without a physical sketch first. I have to tell you, the only thing more intimidating than a blank white piece of paper is a blank white computer screen.
SKELETON UPDATE! It looks like "skinny" is finally on his way. He'll be traveling first class in a UPS jet from North Carolina. He should arrive Friday, just in time for some quick sketches before Sunday drawing class. Stay tooned!
Here's what he looks like in case you're interested.
Monday, May 19, 2008
You know the drill - gestures first, then longer poses and finally I finished up with some skeletal studies and a figure "in the round." I've just purchased George Bridgman's book on figurative anatomy. What a
I'll probably purchase my skeleton this week, and I'm very excited. Sketch class this week was GREAT, and my re-emergence into art seems to be progressing nicely.
Here's a skeletal study in which I eliminated the table she was leaning on. I think it's kind of cool that your eye can fill that in for you.
And finally another "figure in the round." I only had time to sketch (4) full poses. People probably think I'm crazy scooting around the studio floor in my rolling chair.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So Long Charlie Mae
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Your editorial cartoon in the April 10 edition put a large burr under my saddle.
I am a former resident of Baker County and a 1966 graduate of Baker High. My family has hunted all over Baker County and south Georgia for the last 160-plus years. My grandfather was one of the first game wardens in the state of Florida and his sons and son-in-law and my two uncles were all active hunters. I also have done a lot of hunting and shooting in Baker County. Marksmanship was one of the two merit badges I earned in the Boy Scouts.
I now live in southeastern Wisconsin near a park with both trap and skeet shooting facilities; there are also all-weather ranges where police train and all have NRA-trained safety officers, instructors and gunsmiths on site.
Does any of this ring a bell?
There are perhaps hundreds or thousands of Florida citizens who would love to have a place in Baker County where they could master their weapons. Florida allows licensed carrying of concealed weapons and it would be advantageous if these folks had a place to learn and practice safe weapons handling,
There are many reasons why folks would like to have a shooting range in Baker County. It is a legal sport and I’ll bet none of them has a scar on their face (as did the person in the cartoon).
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Here's what I came up with in figure drawing class this weekend. I wasn't in a very good mood on Sunday. That may show.
It's actually kind of odd when I like my gesture drawings more than my finished work, but I think that's what's happening here. I was pretty pissed off, so I guess the energy came through in the gestural work. I like these next two a lot. The poses are very fluid and the line of action is obvious through the figures.
I don't know how Blogger decides which images are clickable to see the larger versions, but most of these should be.
The only real "finished" drawing I did during this session, I decided to sit on the floor and look up at the model. I like to challenge myself with the perspective and foreshortening. Here's that one.
I finished up the day by studying the skeleton again. For some reason this seemed to calm me down, and I was finally able to concentrate. Keep in mind that the final "skeleton series" drawing was not done from a seated skeleton, but from a model. I imagined where the skeletal structure was as I moved around the room. There was a skeleton close by that I could glance at occasionally to make sure I was getting the bones right.