Sunday, October 28, 2007

The latest installment

Another little visual done while looking at my sister's house: glass bricks here, a bit of cabinet, a bit of stovetop:

Inspired by the photo on the front of a book about the connection between mind and body and back pain--pain as a kind of psychosomatic distraction from thinking of psychological issues, like anger or anxiety or distress. The author says the body also creates allergies, arthritis, intestinal problems and so on as distractors from emotional stress. Very interesting book. Can one 'cure' one's allergies by thinking? Maybe.

A chest to go with the back, though the towels thrown across the shoulders aren't matching.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

A room with an internal view?

This is an attempt at my oldest niece, born when I was an eighth-grader. The coloring is not 'accurate', of course, but then if you look at this website, you already know that I mess around with inaccurate colors.

A couple of views toward an inside corner:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

A little bit of action

An image for a small-time ballet company maybe?

Or maybe a martial arts academy?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

A kid and a dog

This aims at being one of my great-nieces, and it comes close, but she ends up looking older than she is in this drawing.

And this is a version of my sister's puppy.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007


One morning there was a preying mantis (or is a praying mantis?) on my tire. He had flattened himself up against the rubber, for sleeping, I presume, and was a very pale color, instead of his normal green. When I tried to get him off the tire so I could move the car, he stood up and put on his green. I love mantises. He didn't want to leave, so I backed out with him on the tire. He stayed put, just changing his orientation by the time I reparked. I took some photos and tried to get a decent drawing from looking at them. I'm not there yet.

And then another visit to the past:

Friday, October 19, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

An attempt at a portrait and another dip into the myths

This is my attempt at drawing from a photograph of my nephew. I haven't quite captured him, but there is something of him in there.

And this is based on a statue.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Installment no. ?

Just a bit of a scene:

Just a sort of historical look at chores:

Just a little sketch, inspired by the front cover of Texas Highways, of all things:

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

A bit of action (not much)

John Henry was a steel-driving man.

Inspired by playing my Krishna Das DVD.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Playing with shapes again

Here's "Husband's Shirt 2":

And here are variations on a theme: first I drew the guy in the chair with no clothes on, then I clothed him.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Just two today

An attempt at my ungainly profile:

And a wild canine:

Friday, October 5, 2007

Triples again

One of my problems, often, is simply having to try to draw something from memory--not having a model or a book of photos in front of me.

Here's a version of a scene I pass on my daily walks:

And another animal:

And another little "classical" joke:

Thursday, October 4, 2007

3 more

Another assortment.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The new installment

Inspired by photos from Der Stern, a copy of which I bought at the Zürich airport:

I call this second one "Husband's Shirt".

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Monday, October 1, 2007

Getting the feel of the Wacom tablet again

I've been away and haven't been able to Wacom! Maybe I'm a little rusty.