Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Much Ado About Vance

Second post! These are sketches I did last September during an out-door production of Much Ado About Nothing in Cannon Beach. One of the most fun plays I've ever attended. In slow moments at work and while waiting for this and that I've been "hand-tipping" them because the sketchbook I used has a really heavy-weight paper. Perfect for my travel paints which are always in my purse. The first is probably Leonato, and the second is Benedick in his masquerade chicken mask. The last is Vance during a concert. Love those converse.

Magwyn and Dragwen

Okay, two posts here with multiple pictures. Most of these have been taken with my phone and "fixed" in photoshop, so bear with the result. Sketches! The first is Maggie listening intently to the recorded track to which she was playing her bodhran the day she and I did recording for Hank Cramer in Fife. Lots and lots of fun. The second is a way-cool dragon-man hybrid my art class and I developed as an anatomy/imagination experiment. Cause and effect: what happens when you cross a reptile with a human? I really liked the result.
#2 pencil on computer paper.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Katie's World

Haven't been posting nearly as much as I should, but this one deserves it. My dear little Katie has been a student of mine for two and a half years and today was her last class with me. As a good-bye present I painted her as she painted, dropping in behind her all her favorite things to paint from over the years: daffodils, her nieces and nephews, trees. She's gotten so good. You'll see the picture she was working on today on the table in front of her. This is from my phone, so it's not brilliant, but it will have to do.

Left-handed drawing, right-handed painting.