Category Archives: Mixed Media

Colorful Horse

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Chinese New Year on the Farm

The central pen drawing of the horse is framed by a shape I spotted in a pattern on the back of on old chair of mine.  The shape alone, reminds me of a design from an Indian technique called applique’. … Continue reading

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The Levy’s

This is drawn from direct observation of a house in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.  Given that my friend grew up in this house, I was particularly interested in capturing it’s temperament.  The green sharpie was the extra measure taken to show … Continue reading

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Shangri La

Here are two trolls, father and son, standing with pleasure.  I find the mutant background to be misrepresenting of the Shangri La (paradise) interpretation.  Suggestions are helpful.

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Greece

The spotty sky was built up by drawing with pressure on a separate piece of paper above the final drawing, letting the ink bleed through with limitations.  This tactful way of filling in may also be seen in Chinese New … Continue reading

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Bureau Dragon

“I’m so hungry” The process of inventing the Bureau Dragon’s face was a way for me to investigate the attributes of imagination to inanimate objects.  The rustically decorative ears and nosepiece directly derive from the brass handle of a bureau.  … Continue reading

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