Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008

August 30

A drawing inspired by Alan Garner's Strandloper.

Friday, August 29, 2008

August 29

Both the pastel and the Trollope sketch farther down are based on a painting by Frith.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 28

This is a pastel version of the drawing below.

This is a revision of a drawing from a couple of days ago, revised after suggestions from Jack Lindus.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

August 24

This is a different angle on the same scene I have sketched a couple of times with a bench and stop sign.

As is often the case, I was still working on this drawing when the vehicle's owners got in and drove it away.

The 2 or 3 of you who look at this blog with some regularity will notice that both of the drawings below are simply recent versions of a pose which keeps recurring to me: a guy sitting on a tailgate reading. Since I do this most evenings, I suppose I am continually reminded of the various ways the legs and arms interact, etc. Both of these take a single pose and explore it in pastel and Wacom.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23

This Tommy belongs back in time, when they are still in hiding under the schoolhouse.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August 21

Another version of Waterhouse's Lady Clare, this one in pastel chalk.

Has the journey reached its end?

Oops! I've got shadows from the sketch book spirals on these two.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August 20

These two are both based on a Waterhouse painting (The Lady Clare), used on the Penguin edition of Eliot's Mill on the Floss.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

August 19

This first one is my "version" of the Barnes & Noble edition of Anthony Trollope's The Warden. The cover painting is by 19th century artist Willem Koekkoek (I think I remembered that correctly).

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008