Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dec 31

Based on a photo of a friend.

Another bit of humor.

My first essay with pastel pencils on rough pastel paper: gifts from my kindly sister.

My second essay with the pastel pencils.

You may not be able to read the little story which accompanies this attempt at one of the most unflattering poses for any human: the body on its stomach seen from the feet.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dec 28

To be truly interesting, this pose should probably have more twist/torsion in it: the torso is too directly aimed at the viewer, I think.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dec 23

Attempting to 'thin out' the face.

Waiting bored at the ophthalmologist's office. The lines of the chair support and the purse seemed interesting.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dec 22

A more detailed or zoomed-in take on the corpse pose, focusing on the torso instead of the legs and feet.

Yet another version of "Pensive".

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dec 21

Still working on getting this face 'right'. Unfortunately the photo I took to work from is not quite sharp enough for me to have sufficient detail.

The corpse pose puts everything in a different light: we're used to looking over at people, not at them from the foot up.

I had trouble with the hand, which is the focus of the drawing.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Dec 19

If you're tired of weird variations of my old face, here's my old torso.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dec 17

Another silly version of my head. I like humor.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dec 14

Based on a photo from, I believe, the Persian Gulf: pearl diver.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dec 12

So I thought maybe it was time to stop grabbing my skull and puff my lips out instead.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dec 11

Some of Mr Blixenbloxen is now available in hi-res jpgs at Flickr

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dec 9

For Derek and Jess, based on one of his photos from Rome.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008