Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Silent One

Small new painting loosely based on one of the Hell sketchbook images:

Acrylic on board, 2007, 14" x 11".

The original sketch:

Brush & ink on paper, 2007, 11" x 8" approx.

Hell -- Learning to Fly

I'm continuing to work on the Hell sketchbook. There are now around 90 images -- I think the finished book will have around 150. One plan is to select the best 100 & publish them as a book of "100 Visions of Hell", possibly combining the sketches with other drawings on a similar theme from other periods -- I've occasionally done other pieces on the Hell theme. Here's a new drawing:

Clicking on the above yields a larger image, of course.

Brush & ink on recycled paper, 11" x 8" approx. I'm now experimenting with filling the page with figues & other elements, which is a bit Bosch-like, but I don't care at this point. It also references Redon, Ensor, & so on. Might as well throw everything in there...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

In The Studio

Here's a vignette of the model in the studio:

Graphite on paper, 12" x 18", 2007. Just a rough sketch, but I think it captures the feel of the moment a little.

Nude With Cellphone

Another new life drawing, from last night.

Graphite on paper, 24" x 19", 2007. The cell phone was there so the model could time her poses with the clock function. I don't usually put that kind of thing in, but it was small, so I let it get into the drawing. The tattoos were ignored, however.

Standing Female Nude Study

Back from vacation (Spain/England). Life drawing done under mild jetlag duress. Not too bad.

Graphite on paper, 18" x 12", 2007. Yes, that's an ant on the paper, lower left. I coulda Photoshopped it out, but I didn't.