Monday, October 6, 2008

A park sketch..

I drew my first turban wearer the other day, it was pretty cool. He was a very friendly fellow. He told me his name, twice, but I couldn't even pronounce it, so I'm not gonna try to spell it. On my way out of the park I stopped by the Skytower stand and showed Andy my picture. Brian was drawing this guy and overheard me as I said, "Yeah, it was fun. I never drew anyone with a turban on before." His reply? "I shot a guy with a turban before."
What a guy. I'm glad I got to draw turban guy rather than that dude...

Turbans are fun. I think they're becoming less and less common, but what do I know? Maybe it's because crazy people say they shoot 'em. In any case, I think I'm going to do my part in bringing the turban back. Check this site out here for how to tie a turban. You can get pretty creative with them. Seriously, check this guy out:

That is a turban.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Nike, give me strength.."

Nike is known as the goddess of victory in Greek Mythology. In the Titan War between the gods she was the divine charioteer. This little sketch here I did is after the statue Winged Nike of Samothrace. Originally, the statue represented the prow of a ship descending from the skies as part of the Magalon Theon, a Samothrace temple dedicated to the Gods. It now resides in the Louvre. Nike personifies strength, speed, and triumph. Those are some good things to have..

Friday, September 12, 2008

Sunday, June 8, 2008

When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

I got commisioned to do this caricature for this lady Jeri's mom for her 75th birthday. She apparently is quite fond of a poem about when she's an old lady she'll wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go and pick flowers out of other people's gardens and basically have fun no longer having to follow the rules. For her 65th birthday she got a tattoo of a harley on her thigh with a red hat hanging off the handlebars, so!.. her daughter asked me to draw her on a harley with a purple dress and a red hat . She requested a license plate on the front with her year of birth and decided to use a 1975 harley davidson model for the bike. I could have played with the exageration more, but over all I am pretty happy with the outcome.

Friday, May 23, 2008

self portrait

..and a quote from Celia Green's The Human Evasion:

"On the face of it, there is something rather strange about human psychology.

Human beings live in a state of mind called 'sanity' on a small planet in space. They are not quite sure whether the space around them is infinite or not (either way it is unthinkable). If they think about time, they find it inconceivable that it had a beginning. It is also inconceivable that it did not have a beginning. Thoughts of this kind are not disturbing to 'sanity', which is obviously a remarkable phenomenon and deserving more recognition."

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I painted this for someone.


..and back.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

it starts..