Thursday, October 30, 2014

Church Doodles

My wife and I attend church regularly and I've been involved in many committees and boards at our church. But when I sit in that pew on Sunday mornings with all the music, prayers, sermons and fellowship, I doodle in my program. I look forward to the time I spend in that pew: just me and God: two creative blokes…
God hasn't outsmarted me and broken my pencil leads yet so until she does, I'll keep doodling. It's my way of being the best Rob there ever was — which I think is the point of the whole exercise anyway!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014


sketchbook spread
notes from a visit to the Chicago Art Institute and a painting
Oct. 24, 2014
An Owlery
An Owlery
An Owlery
I've always liked owls and, of course, drawing owls is an pleasurable thing for me to do. This is good because I'm sketching characters and a making a dummy for a new picture book for Schwartz & Wade about an adventurous owl. "Owl Sees Owl" is written by Laura Godwin and will be published in 2016.

studies of Owls
pastel, charcoal, ink
Oct. 24, 2014



Monday, October 13, 2014

Imagined and Imaginary Birds

One white bird… 
One black bird…
…and never the twain shall meet. How sad.
mixed media
Oct. 11, 2014

Today, a swan preening
(I made a white blob and turned it into a swan. Magic!)
crayon, acrylic, collage, watercolor
Oct. 13, 2014

detail: decalcomania


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