Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaw! I got me a Deadline!

Seeing as how I'm not a famous stay at home professional artist packed to the gills with deadlines, I am thrilled to say that I have provided myself with an honest to goodness deadline (it only cost $70)! I have registered with the Stumptown Comics Fest ( and have secured myself half a table. This means that I have to have the first chapter of my comic done and printed by the time April rolls around, or I shall look foolish and my wife will yell at me to no end. So, anybody who considers themselves my friend (or fan...I think I have one that isn't related to me) should stop by my booth and buy a comic, or a poster, or a print, or give me a hi five, or a thumbs up, etc. etc.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Big ol' drawing

My good friend Josh and I made a pact to apply (ie: get rejected) by galleries this year. That said, I have started a series of large (3 feet by 4 feet) drawings...because big art is better art, right? Here are a couple close ups of the first one, which hopefully will be done by monday. Disaster has alread struck though, I set up a large mirror on a seperate easel to use myself as a model...and it fell and smashed across the studio floor. Josh claims that I am due for 7 years bad art luck.

Monday, January 12, 2009

back to the drawing board

UPDATE: My friend Josh just posted his drawing from the same session I attended. I think its interesting to see drawings of the same subject from different artists, different angles, different mediums, so I thought I'd post it here with out asking him first.

I recently attended a life drawing session at a local studio with some friends, it had been 5 years since I last drew from a model. It is amazing how much you can learn from one 3 hour session. I still have another session to go on this drawing to put in more background details, but I'm trying to post once a week.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Cabin fever sketches

I got snowed in for the holidays, so I had a solo Christmas season, for the most part. It wasn't so bad the first few days....and then the cabin fever set in. Looking back at my sketchbook though, I think a little bit of 'art madness' is a good thing. I definitely started drawing in ways I don't normally draw.