Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jacob and Esau

I have recently been reading Andy Wales blog "Panel Discussions". He has some interesting stuff on his blog regarding using comics in the classroom and some neat bible comics. It inspired me to get this out of my pile. I did this in 1996 as a series of one page chapters. It was printed in the monthly Sunday School newsletter at my church. Previous to this I did an adaptation of Jonah that will never again see the light of day. I'm too embarrassed by it. Jacob and Esau, on the other hand, isn't too bad. I was still learning how to ink with a brush so it's rough in spots and the lettering is shaky. But, I don't cringe (much) when I look at it, so here it is.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Man Looked Bored

This is a colored sketch for the Art By Committee challenge on James Gurney's blog. The challenge was to illustrate the phrase "the man looked bored". I drew the image in sepia ink. I colored the man with watercolors, using a limited palette of burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and mars black to give him a dull look. All the creatures and activity outside are in acrylic. It looks rushed because it was. Of course, the challenge is supposed to be a sketch. I have to force myself to be loose and not worry about the details I would normally fret over.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wild Thing

I have long been a Maurice Sendak fan. I love "Where The Wild Things Are" and his other works. My favorite when I was a kid was one he didn't write but illustrated; "Mr.Rabbit and the Lovely Present" by Charlotte Zolotow. I still have my copy. It's held together with yellowing scotch tape (Mom's not an archivist). It's a very peaceful book as opposed to "Where The Wild Things Are", which I learned to love later in life, probably because it was fun to read to my kids.

Today I was looking at all my Wild Things stuff in my studio (including the t-shirt I was wearing) and decided to draw my own Wild Thing. He doesn't compare to Bernard or Moishe, but I like him okay. I call him Knute.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Red pear

The last of the pear paintings. 5" X 7" acrylic on board.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

D'Anjou Pear

Yet another pear painting.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bartlett Pear

Another pear painting. Same dimensions as the last.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Bosc Pear

A small still life of a bosc pear - acrylic 5" X 7". Part of a series of pears.