September 29, 2009

Mass Framage

I have been doing a little framing for some new and old work. The one is a thank you gift and the three make up my work for a group show of local "artists" from a recent gallery walk.

The one frame on the left has no mat because I miscut the one piece that I had left. I sprayed a board black with an airbrush and then mounted the drawing directly too it. I think that it works alright due to the deckled edges of the heavy paper. A good mat cutter is coming soon. I can feel it.

September 22, 2009

Random Sketches

Unknown Skull

I spent yesterday working for Ted Prescott who is a sculpturist and a newly retired professor from Messiah College (I was lucky enough to be in several of his classes). He gave me a skull from a trip of his that he took to a ranch in Nevada. We were not sure of the animal but Mr. Prescott thinks it might be a dog.

Alan E. Cober collected skulls and used drawings of them in his illustration work which makes me like them a bit more.

Bob Getty 50th Birthday

Happy Birthday Bob! This was a gift from Bob's wife.

I really enjoy working this way. The bottom one is the rough sketch and the middle is a detail of the finished piece. The top is the final.

September 17, 2009

Gallery Walk 2009

I was able to participate in Harrisburg's Gallery Walk this last Sunday. Steph and I spent 5 hours on a sidewalk talking to the gallery visitors and drawing this.

September 15, 2009

September 11, 2009

Etching Again

Since I have been done with school (for now) I have been working on a way to make etchings on zinc at home. It is easier than I imagined it would be. I prefer etching over drypoint and engraving and I certainly prefer working on metal plates over plexiglas. Here is a working proof.

This is sort of a side not but I did heat the plate up with a hairdryer prior to adding the ink and makes spreading and wiping the ink simply awesome.

Rives Lightweight

Not Drawing From Life

I struggle with settling down in an area and drawing exactly what I see. I realize that part of the problem is that I mostly enjoy drawing people the ones that are alive tend to not hold still.

September 08, 2009

Drawings From Vacation And Other Misadventures Part II

Drawings From Vacation And Other Misadventures

I don't know what the "green" one is all about. The second from the bottom is from the ER waiting room. The rest are pretty random.

September 04, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

90th birthday, party on Sunday.