Thursday, August 30, 2012

Birds of a Feather

I do these drawings very quickly: put some watercolor down on my sketchbook page (The page size is 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches). I then draw the bird or whatever I draw with a ballpoint pen. Once the paint dries a bit, I use a crayon to add texture by rubbing something (corrugated cardboard, a clam shell, a drafting template, some wire…). That's it but already I see certain dynamics at work:
- on some, the idea just charges out, right out of the gate
- others involve artistic noodling before some mark suggests a concept
- some are about human emotional or psychological concepts
- a few are kind of about birds!
I suppose, if you care, you might find other things going on or things that aren't going on that I remain oblivious to. Such is life!

checking things out

a parade

Chicken Little

bird songs

star pretzels

lunch time

show off


something about global warming

turkey family

offsetting one's neuroses

a trip to the Mall

How'd you get in that hole?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Two Silly Birds

Aug. 21, 2012
"Two young cormorants"
Just a little thing from my sketchbook the other day.
I believe one bird is having a little chat with a fish (which I didn't draw) under the water. He's just extending an invitation… for lunch perhaps. But he's a young bird, maybe he is only interested in the social aspects of a shared meal. The fish, an obedient and conservative creature by nature, is sure to ask his parents first. Stay tuned!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Nightingale

10 Août 2012

"A poet is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why.”

Percy Bysshe Shelley
("In Defense of Poetry")

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3x3 Children’s Show

"…and so, Miss Owl brought him the moon"
This unpublished illustration will be included in the 3x3 Magazine Children's Show No. 9

Many thanks to the jurors who felt my work had merit to be included. Below are a few details.

This piece placed last year in 3x3 Children's Show No. 8


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