Details of the stand up bass player and the pianist.
A couple of winter tree drawings.
Portraits of authors, actors, and directors connected to the theme of horror/suspense. A few from the series made during a past Inktober event.
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.
Experimenting today with an oil transfer drawing technique. The red and purple lines are oil drawn/transferred to hot press 140 pound watercolor paper with watercolor applied. The oil resists the watercolor.
Playing with some experimental media while drawing from life with my students last spring. Gearing up for new sessions in a couple weeks.
A few sketches from the streets.
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.
Part 3 of my China sketchbook from last summer.
Sketchbook drawings and collage I made of a recent model session.
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.
Abandoned and discarded.
Wow! I was invited to spend the day in the recording studio drawing the creation of a jazz album. I will be going back to my studio to create the album cover art for the project. Included are few photos of my process drawings from the session. It was an amazing experience to spend time with these incredible musicians. I will share the final results at a later date.
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.
These are a few random pieces from the last few weeks.
I took my Cultural Safari sketchbook class to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art today. My sketch of The Virgin and Child, ca. 1350, France, Limestone Sculpture.
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.
Nerded out at the Kennedy Space Center last summer. Here are a few of the sketches.
Two spreads featuring Victorian portraits made with ink and watercolor.
Imaginary Friend Drawing Challenge