Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Life drawing Downtown 3

Not sure what the theme was but there was a lot of whites and reds...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Here's a sketch of one of my roses... between the mildew and the lack of sun on my porch this time of year they are not doing so well. It's an interesting experience drawing something that you care about but are powerless to save. It remeinds me of something I read in one of Frederick Franck's books.

What really happens when seeing and drawing become seeing/drawing is that awareness and attention become constant and undivided, become contemplation. seeing/drawing is not self-indulgence, a "pleasant hobby," but a discipline of awareness, of unwavering attention to a world which is fully alive. It is not the pursuit of happiness but stopping the pursuit and experiencing the awareness, the happiness of being all there.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Kushiyu Sketches

Got together with some old and new friends from Mixi last night...

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Life drawing Downtown 2

Lots of ripped fishnets and shinny boots...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Life drawing Downtown

A few sketches from a life drawing session held in a bar downtown...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Idol Painting 2

I wanted to try a new technique so I played around with the white outline around the figure... I've seen other artists do this effectively. I think it works better with a flatter approach to rendering the figure. The main thing I wanted to get in this painting was to capture the amazing variety and subtlety of reflected colors in the flesh tones.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

DVD sketches- Coffee and Cigarettes

More quick studies from movies...

More idol sketches