Thursday, March 31, 2011

My morning cup of news.

Blacker than usual lately.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

An eye in the sketchbook.

Not sure what creature it belongs to, but it's looking at me.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A pile of rocks.

From the sketchbook.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

TV Tsunami.

I sketched this tonight. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wooly mammoths drypoint plate.

Working on some drypoint plates. These wooly mammoths are almost finished. I keep the plate inked as I work so I can see what I'm doing. You can see shiny new marks without ink in them. The snail shells are reference for another plate with snails. Too bad the nature lab didn't have some wooly mammoths I could check out for reference.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The place where I work.

And also live.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


I submitted a print to this year's Printmaking show and the jury was kind enough to include me. Yay! What print, you ask? I'll post that later---it's something brand new and I need to photograph it. For now, here is the promo postcard for the show.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crows, detail.

I continue to adjust and revise my murder of crows poster; the latest addition is tiny little crows hidden throughout. These guys are very small--about a quarter-inch across. I currently have over 50 placed, and most people still don't notice them. My goal of a subtle third read is currently too subtle. Working on it. Detail.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Layer separations.

Two of my hand-drawn background layers for a print in progress. Will post how they look in edit: colored ink on paper later.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Abnormal Growth, work in progress.

Not quite finished.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Abnormal growth.

A thumbnail, botanical study and rough sketch for an editorial on the mysterious, controversial and ever-more-common G.M. crops.

Will they solve the global hunger crisis and propel the world into an era of universal prosperity, or are they the gateway to a zombie apocalypse?

Come back tomorrow for the finished drawing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This week is now sketch week.

A sketch or two every day! Hurrah, drawing is awesome. Two from my sketchbook:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blind contour from the sketchbook. Fans.

Sometimes I don't really feel like drawing, but feel as though I should be drawing. At such times I compromise and draw blind contour--that is I look at something intently and try to draw it without looking at my paper. It's an ancient technique, based on wishful thinking and procrastination. It almost invariably results in hilariously wonky disaster.

Fortunately, the mere act of putting pencil to paper usually results in a continued and productive drawing session. Does anyone else feel that beginning work (and ending play) is always much more difficult than the work itself?