These are a few random pieces from the last few weeks.
This is the book I made which contains the educational paper I wrote and illustrated about my trip to China in the summer of 2017. I gave a lecture entitled, The Sketchbook: Let's Connect at ICON10, The Illustration Conference in Detroit, MI this past July. I gave a few of these books out along with pocket sketchbooks to the audience. Below are a few spreads from the 40-page book.
Time to retire it, it has been a good one.
I had a wonderful time creating this commision for a Kansas City Personalities wall mural installed in a downtown KC apartment building. The wall measures roughly 12’ x 20’. These were all hand drawn graphite and charcoal drawings that I scanned into my mac and delivered digitally. The file was then enlarged and applied to the wall surface.
Abandoned and discarded.
Always enjoy getting back to drawing the figure from life.
I was fortunate enough to to take my sketchbook class to observe medical students dissect donor cadavers. These donors gave there bodies to science to further our knowledge of the human anatomy and to train our future doctors. We worked alongside the med students and anatomy fellows. It was a humbling and fascinating experience.
Sketchbook drawings and collage I made of a recent model session.
A few sketches from the streets.
Today’s adventure took us to the KC City Market to sketch. We rode the streetcar to have lunch and draw. These are my sketches for the day.
A couple of winter tree drawings.
Two spreads featuring Victorian portraits made with ink and watercolor.
Portraits of authors, actors, and directors connected to the theme of horror/suspense. A few from the series made during a past Inktober event.
Playing with some experimental media while drawing from life with my students last spring. Gearing up for new sessions in a couple weeks.
Nerded out at the Kennedy Space Center last summer. Here are a few of the sketches.
Part 3 of my China sketchbook from last summer.
The second set of pages from my trip to China last summer. Spent time in Beijing and Hong Kong and hiking/camping out on a portion the Great Wall. Truly amazing.
A few of my favorite pages from my sketchbook documenting my trip to China in the summer of 2017. An amazing and life changing experience.
Currently exploring image making with fountain pens: immediate mark making, no pencil, no eraser. I'm enjoying the discovery process and embracing the stray mark made with semi-blind contour and continuous line drawings.
Imaginary Friend Drawing Challenge