Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Over the summer I have been drawing a lot of insects, this is the most recent. Currently almost all the other drawings are in a gallery show. I became much more fascinated this summer with cicadas than normal and collected over twenty nymph husks, which they leave hanging on trees after they emrege from the ground.

This grasshopper was caught while out walking the dog and I took it home. In the big picture it means nothing but I killed it before using it in my studio.

“Grasshopper”, Charcoal pastel on paper, 15” x 22”, 2009-10-03

Monday, October 5, 2009

Portrait of a Young Woman

I drew a portrait of my nephews girlfriend yesterday. I met her at his graduation last spring but didn't catch her name.

"Young Woman", Graphite Pencil on paper, 7"x5", 2009-10-04