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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Whole World Mobilizing

   Attention - Attention - raise those cellphones in flashlight mode for a big reveal!. Coming soon to the SA Connects magazine - a large spread with my work all over it. The image above will be one of the images in it but, until it comes out in about two weeks I can't reveal any more. The Title of this post will give it away - so look for that piece to come out. It is a collaboration between me and the people of the Salvation Factory. With their editorial and graphics abilities and my artwork we have created a beautiful piece for that magazine.
   It was a short notice commission and after a week of nonstop work I am wiped out - however the results show for themselves. What made it more time consuming was working with less then top notch equipment for the digital side of things. Sometimes painting pixel by pixel to get what needed done. All in all though I am happy with the end product.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Day 5 of the 28 day challenge

Well - I know there was a little gap there. The pinched nerve on my left shoulder blade had had me almost to the point of tears at times, This past Saturday I went to an Accupreasure guy and it was horrible pain while he was treating me , but, I felt better - to a point, Now I can handle the days OK - still - at night I can't sleep the night through. very frustrating, Anyway - here is the latest installment of the challenge.

I emptied out my bag and drew everything I had inside of it. These kinds of drawings are fun to look at. You can tell a lot about who that person is by the contents of their purse or shoulder bag. Mine - it was a bit straight forward. I am an artist and I keep my sketching tools in the bag.

Clockwise from top left - phone.tablet charger, napkins, pencil lead refills, leather colored pencil holder, my current sketchbook, pink silicone collapsible cup, business cards, mini composition book, poker chips from work, portable water mister, ball point pen, 2 indigo blue pencils and 2 white, a Sharpie no bleed fine tip pen, a mechanical pencil, a 005 size pen(tiny tip) a flash drive, and eraser and a heart shaped pencil sharpener.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

28 Day challenge, Day 4

Todays challenge as a bit of fun. I was challenged to draw some album art - it could be of any album but I chose this one. Petra is my all time favorite Christians Group and I prefer their earlier work even though I do love all their work. I chose this one because it was a play on positive and negative space. It this instance the negative space is pure black - yet the letters become the negative space like a window onto the scene you see here. It is one of my favorite albums of theirs.

Day 3 of the 28 Day challenge

Well - day 3 I was supposed to draw a house plant. Again, Well - I don't have one so I went hunting around the house for a substitute. I found this. It was my wife Juli's flowers from when she was a made of honor over a yr ago. They were dried up and faded yet they are still pretty as they are now. Of course I could not convey all the details but this was a good representation.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

28 Day Challenge, Day 2

Todays excercise is to draw my beverage. Currently - as ususal - I am drinking my diet coke. While the instructions give me only 20 mins I took about 35. I used pencil, pen, gray marker and watercolor. Most of my regular tools. It was interesting to mix all these media. It is also a new style of drawing for me - not to worry about being perfect. but I like it anyway.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

28 Day Challenge

So - to keep my back feeling OK (pinched nerve) I am sitting in the only chair in the house that feels good to me - My office chair in my room and decided to start this 29 day excercise for creative people. Each day there is a new challenge. The first is called "Receipt". It is to help you learn to take notice of the everyday things around us in the world that we ignore. You take out a receipt that is shoved into one of your pockets and draw it in its entirety. So - here is the receipt I pulled out and drew