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Sunday, January 30, 2011

U&Me&Rain on 'DaRoof...01/30/2011

Nothing like rain tapping on the skylight to make a person sleepy. After spending most of yesterday at home correcting papers, updating her teacher's website and creating lesson plans for the coming week, Therese gets to enjoy the Sunday paper, the rain and a well deserved afternoon nap.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chamber Portrait...

Another meeting that didn't involved me... much... until some folks saw me sketching away! Pretty much captured Marilee, but I am not sure she'd agree!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Neil Young: The Best of Three Sketches...

I did a bunch of sketches with a razor point pen that had it's nib cut diagonally with an x-acto knife to get a variety of line thickness.  I was always enamored with illustrator, Baron Storey's pen and ink style. This sketch reminds me of Baron's Time magazine cover portrait of Howard Hughes.

I used this sketch as one example of my pen style for a possible job. Seems lately, whenever I apply for an illustration job, I have to either find folders of art that pertain to the job posts or I have to draw something new... on spec! I sort of did a combination of the young Young and the today's Young. Won't show you the other two failed attempts, ha!