Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Remembering the Good Fight



Remembering The Good Fight


Leaving an Opening


Belly Punch


Unanticipated Result


“MT” modeled for a costumed figure drawing session yesterday wearing equipment from his boxing days. It was clear he still isn’t sure those days are over. There were poses requested to get a better view of his face he objected to. His trainer/coach would have a fit, he said, leaving him so open to an easy blow to the head.
1st and 2nd: 9”x 12” fountain pen, oil sanguine and chalk on toned paper
3rd and 4th: 17”x 14” ballpoint pen on mixed use paper.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Portraits of "GE"





Portraits of “GE”


I did a portrait of him earlier this month playing a completely different character. Yesterday, he was looking seriously important and military. The two drawings of “GE” above are from the same pose yesterday. I finished his portrait with about twenty minutes to go. So I sketched another, showing more of him.
Both: 9”x 12” fountain pen and chalk on toned paper


Monday, October 27, 2014

Formations on the Island Shores




Formations on the Island Shores

I have a memory of seeing history in these island formations. It was like a record of where the survivors fell and a chronicle of those who continued, formed into rock. These islands formed by the fallen as their last breath leaked out. Giants were next to the hardly visible at all. Some were so much smaller, some so much larger than I. Some appeared to be in agony. Others surely ended in the arms of another, obviously in love.
Islands off Solitude
8.5”x 6” ballpoint pen

Sunday, October 26, 2014

They All Showed Up




They All Showed Up

Just a thought
It didn’t happen
Before a moon
Or the sun
Faced
Usually
Alone

Some doodles a while ago, after the sun, before the moon.
5”x 3.5” ballpoint pen

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Suffering





Suffering


Some sketches the morning of a few poses of “ST” suffering.
1st: 24”x 18” pastel
2nd: 12”x 16” pastel on colored paper