Friday, September 25, 2009

Halloween Art Trading Cards

Here are a couple little Art Cards I drew while watching Project Runway on TV. Shading under the flickering light of the old tube.

"Poor Yorick", Graphite pencil, 2.5"x3.5", 2009-09-10

"Happy Skull", Graphite pencil, 3.5"x2.5", 2009-09-10

Monday, September 14, 2009

Color Wheel

For this drawing of a color wheel I used cast off husks from cicada nymphs they left hanging to tree trunks.

“Color Wheel”, Color Pencil on paper, 14” x 17”, 2009-09-01

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wasp, Swatted

A couple days ago I was eating breakfast and reading the newspaper. A wasp landed on the middle of the paper and started pouring over the editorial page. I got up, went to the pantry, grabbed a fly swatter, and went back to the kitchen. whatever the newsmen had written must have been of great interest to the wasp because it was still crawling along the text, I guess it was a slow reader. I gave it a swat with the fly swatter which pretty much did it in as much as it curled up with its head on backwards. Every the optimist I took it up to my studio and put it under the magnifier.

End of story here is the drawing. “Wasp, Swatted”, Charcoal on paper, 14” x 17”, 2009-09-10

Thursday, September 10, 2009

End of the Serenade

Here is another drawing in my new series of Insects. This cicada had been run over in the middle of the street and I peeled it up from the pavement. It is drawn in charcoal with gray pastel and just a hint of green.

“End of the Serenade”, Charcoal pastel on paper, 15” x 22”, 2009-09-04