This colored pencil drawing is a study of movement. The front rider and horse have ambiguous boundaries, eliciting their mobility.
This charcoal sketch was completed shortly after I studied the Contrapposto Pose. I focused on the balance between the pulling forces of the human body. I worked on this piece reflecting upon my teacher’s simple yet engaging question, “Is she really standing?
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’. This piece is a strange overlap of cultures captured at…
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 that this house is extraordinary.
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.
In contrast to Shangri La, there is violence, accusation and rivalry among the mouse descendents. The modern Mickey finds himself paralyzed behind the barrel of a handgun held by a more authentic Mickey. The daisies dance to a melody behind authentic Mickey, encouraging his dominance.
This graphic was created from imagination but Elliot St. in Somerville and Looney Tunes influenced the preliminary concept.
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 Year on the Farm.