Monday, September 28, 2009

New Sketches

The following are some of the sketches I worked on last night:





Dead Fish Sketch.
pencil & paper









Fennel Sketch.
pencil& paper








Kabocha Squash Sketch.
pencil& paper

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sphinx In The Making

So, today I'm working on two things:

1. a piece of the mythological creature Sphinx

2. a pot roast

The Sphinx is for my baby room (baby due in November). I haven't tried to do anything in color for nearly a year. Let's just say I'm having a little rediscovery of technique...

Last night I made the color paper (which I do by making a rubbing with pastel), and as I went to get my ink pens, I felt something was missing... hairspray!! Hairspray? Yep, hairspray.

I learned in an art class many, many years ago, to spray pastel work lightly with a setting spray to keep it from smudging. I figured that if I used this technique I could ink over pastel without screwing up my super-expensive ink pens. One day I ran out of the also-expensive-setting-spray, and resorted to using Aqua Net. It works even better than the fancy ass art stuff!

Though last night I ran into another problem: I quit using hairspray months ago, so no dice. I had to collect quarters to procure my Aqua Net for not my hair, but an inking of a Sphinx...

The pot roast; however, is coming along nicely. My whole house smells like steak and onions, which is making for a very hungry, pastel and ink covered pregnant lady...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

For Mitch


"I Love You"
ink & paper
not for sale

Bone Cook


"Bone Cook"
ink & paper

Stag Root

Wrote this one today to the sound of a locomotive. It's the basis of a new song.


Give him a sharp shoot.
Give him a stag root.
Give him a chance to understand.
Thinking over,
Thought it a number,
Times equivalent to the plan.

Hold the Vatican,
Hold the Vatican,
Hold the Vatican,
Upright, Sam.
Douse him under,
Shift the cover,
Better make sure
That Vatican is a man.


Give him a stout boot.
Give him a strong flute.
Give a chance to understand.
Big bellow thunder.
Striking the plunder,
Times equivalent to the plan.

Under the baseboard,
Under the baseboard,
Under the baseboard,
We'll take our time.
Poised for glory,
They'll tell this story,
After we're sure,
We've split the side.

Give him a hope.
Give him a rope.
Give him a chance to understand.
Down with the galley,
Supping up Sally,
Times equivalent to the plan

Give him a sharp shoot.
Give him a stag root.
Give him a chance to understand.
Thinking it over,
Thought it a number,
Times equivalent to the plan.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

B&W

"He's Big In Japan"
Portrait of Tom Waits
ink on paper


"Lyndsey & John"
ink on paper
(not for sale)



"Kaati"
ink on paper
(not for sale)


"Double Love"
Portrait of PJ Harvey and Nick Cave
ink on paper


"Ana & Giovanni"
ink on paper
(not for sale)


"Aria"
ink on paper
(not for sale)

Color

"Feather"
pastel & ink
(sold)


"Self Portrait in Bathroom"
pastel&ink



"Prayer"
pastel & ink
(sold)


"Great Fang Work!"
pastel& ink
(auctioned)


"3"
pastel&ink


"Devil Girl From Mars" (poster remake)
pastel & ink
(auctioned)