April 27, 2009
April 26, 2009
In Advanced Drawing & Painting with professor Daniel Finch we discussed our influences in art as well as the way that we talk about art. The one is on Kelly Neibert who is an exceptional painter and the other is some of my notes on our discussion.
April 23, 2009
My friend Carolyn is a student teacher at nearby Boiling Springs HS. She asked if I would visit the Cartooning and Illustration class that she helps in. I took a pile of sketchbooks, some finished illustration work and cartoons, pens, pencils, and butchers try of watercolor. I fielded a few questions and this student asked if I would draw him which I attempted to do quickly. After that I talked with a few students and looked at some of their work. It was a good day.
I am not sure that I would really have cared when I was in high school but I do think that cartooning and illustration classes in high school is awesome.
My trusty glasses finally broke. My attempts to glue them back together failed and I drove home with one half over one eye. Half-way home I remembered that I had electrical tape in my car so I used that to tape the middle Urkel style. For the rest of the trip the glasses slowly bent in half at the tape making Pennsylvania a little more interesting.
The whole thing had me a little worried because it took over 2 weeks to get the pair that broke (I have some serious eye issues). Two weeks would just be crazy. Anyway, I did end up getting new ones in about an hour. Awesome. Unawesome is that I missed one class and the second round of artists talks.
I drew these during my attempts to glue them halves together and later during the hour of waiting for the new glasses.
Senior art students at Messiah College are all part of an exhibition and get to talk about their work in a formal presentation, complete with a powerpoint and donuts. There were no donuts but someday there will be nothing but donuts.
From the top: Samantha Kahler, Angelina Hein, Cindy Agoncillo, Crystal Ridge, and Phil Scheer. Again, as with everything I do, just because I didn't sketch you pretty, doesn't make it not true.
This was the first round of artists talks. I missed the second round. Read the tragic story here.
April 22, 2009
April 21, 2009
April 05, 2009
A project for advanced drawing. I am very happy with it but I do like something about the idea. I would have enjoyed this more if I had photographed it on a busy sidewalk where people would have had to at least navigate around it and interact with it in some way. I like the idea this thing that I have started calling "interference art."