Thursday, November 29, 2007

Two still lifes and a little portrait

Still Life with PJs and Canned Goods

Still Life with Man Bag and Empty Ice Cream Bowl


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Two Wacoms and a canvas board

This one is based on a photo of my nephew when he was 15. He's got a sucker in his mouth, though it sort of looks like a thermometer in the photo. I created this with oil pastel crayons and pencil on a canvas board, doing a lot of smearing of the crayons with my fingers. Doesn't allow for a lot of small detail!

This is another take on the same photo, in this case done on the Wacom.

And this is in honor of Cavafy's poem "Ionian," which is one of several in which he suggests that the "old" gods still move among us.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Two chunkies, and a pony for the great-nieces

Based on a chunky guy I saw at the bookstore cafe:

Based on a chunky gal I saw outside an auto repair shop:

Based on a photo:

Monday, November 26, 2007

Two "portraits"

Another attempt at a portrait of one of my nieces:

Based on a newspaper photograph (which I didn't have in front of me as I drew). I added the Texas flag, and I think I got the colors reversed?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007


My version of the swimsuit issue:

Winter PJs, to go along with the summer PJs:

More oars:

Friday, November 23, 2007

Two days' worth

As the note says, this one is inspired by seeing an older guy at the bookstore who just looked a little out of balance, butt-wise?

Just a scene:

Another one of my out-of-kilter autos:

Another animal for the great-nieces:

My summer "PJ"s, lying on the bedspread:

Yikes! This yogi's got no clothes on. (Of course it's hot in India. Maybe he needs my summer pjs.)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another threesome

Here's a look at my "tool":

Mostly I use the "dry media brushes" in Photoshop Elements, but this is primarily "wet media":

This is a nook in my friend Janis's house:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Four (though two are just variations of each other)

I drew the outline chair first, then "colored" it in:

This is a flag football game:

And this is just another simple line figure:

Monday, November 19, 2007

Inspired by the movies

Last night Susan and I watched The 300 and I did a couple of drawings inspired by scenes in the movie. This first one is based on a scene in which one of the Spartan boys/youths was shown way over on the left side of the screen with the sun shining from behind.

And this one was Susan's idea: from a scene in which an oracle was being "possessed" by the gods.

And this one is just a modern-day drawing of taking a shower:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Yoga stances, for starters

This is the triangle stretch:

This is the triangle stretch with a shirt on:

This is one of the warrior poses:

And this is a nude, not doing yoga:

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

A bit of ancient history

A Germanic chieftain:

A shoe:

Thursday, November 15, 2007


An attempt at a portrait of one of my sisters:

From an old photo of me:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Two scenes, one face

Inspired by hearing the Carter Family on my iPod yesterday:

Not quite abstract:

Based on a photo:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Three today

This one's self-explanatory, I suppose.

A skinny guy doing push-ups.

This is a new version of the one I call "Pathetique", playing off the idea of a guy getting older (look for the white hair on the chest) and feeling kind of glum about it.

Monday, November 12, 2007