Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fear of Mountain Lions

"Fear of Mountain Lions" (2010) Ink & graphite on paper.  This is an illustration for a chapter in a story.  The story is about a man who is alone in a remote mountainous area known to be inhabited by mountain lions.  Suddenly...a thrashing about in the brush nearby! What could that be?! A mountain lion??  My task for this piece was to create a series of patterns, strokes, an textures that representted whatever I was associating this scene, and then rolling it all together into a sort of pastiche. So in this drawing you'll see fear, rocky cliffs, mountain lions, big fangs, shredded clothing, scrubby scruffy desert foliage..and so on. Oh, I didn't draw those things literally; it'all implied here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Facebook Quick Sketch

This is a new picture of a Facebook friend, who's portrait I drew from one of the pix in his Facebook photo albums. He's wearing a construction hat.  Size is roughly 9" x 12".  I used a felt-tipped pen & wax crayon.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


A recent drawing of irises, drawn from life. (ink on paper)

Friday, October 22, 2010


Here's a recent piece I did with a "Halloween" theme. Ink, graphite, watercolor, and watercolor crayon on paper; 9" x 12" in size.  I like the fact that it's kinda hard to see what's happening, as if you were looking out onto a dark night, and saying "what's going on out there??!"