Friday, January 27, 2006

Illustration Friday - Glamour

Sketchbook scratchings of two models and a hairdresser. I hate the way the neck came out on the model on the right, should have done the shadows in watercolor and not ink. I like the way the color came out though.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Cats

"Psycho Cat" - an etching I did for printmaking class waaay back in college.

I had an little cat named Hazel, but we called her Psycho Cat because she was nuts. She was a house cat by her choice, because when she came in you couldn't get her out. She had claws and knew how to use them. I remember one time I was out on the lawn giving the dog a bath with Psycho Cat calmly observing. I looked at her, I looked at the tub of water - and let's just say my curiosity outweighed my judgement. I don't remember much after she touched the water, but when it was all over there was lots of blood and it wasn't hers.

I guess the etching was my attempt to psyco-analyse Psycho-Cat, my impression of what her personality was.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Practicing figure drawing. From the book "The Human Machine" by George Bridgeman. There are no drawing groups or figure drawing classes in the area where I live, so for me drawing from books is pretty much the only option.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Illustration Friday - Flavor

For Illustration Friday -- topic "flavor". This is actually a drawing from an old sketchbook, but one of my favorites.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year - New Blog

Hello, thought I would start a blog this year. Everybody has one - why not me too?

I am a freelance graphic designer/illustrator/artist living and working in central South Dakota. I also study a martial art called Kyuki-Do, I am a confirmed bibliophile, amateur birdwatcher, and a part-time cattle rancher. In other words, I have more hobbies than I have time to actually do them. Mainly I would like to use this space to post my sketches, since it's easier to update a blog a couple times a week than my web page a couple times a week. And since it's easier, maybe I will actually do it once and a while.

Anyway, here is the first sketch. Practicing drawing faces.