Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Crayon drawing.

Some time ago I began to think about those classic Crayola crayons that we all drew with as kids. For some reason as a medium the crayon has never been given much respect in the art world. Oil pastels, which in many ways have a similar (if somewhat softer) texture seem to be much more acceptable. That was kind of interesting to me. I began to think about it as a more mature artist. Is the crayon the tragic victim of mediumism (my new word for prejudice against certain art supplies patent pending) or is really something that we should leave behind as we leave kindergarden? With that in mind a couple years ago I found some crayons and just started coloring with them like we all did when we were younger. This quick sketch of a zombie guy was the result.
Anyone have any thoughts about the drawing, or crayons in general?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Interesting topic over at

We're debating what can be done to improve the status of Animation in the U.S.A. Feel free to take a look.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Sight-Size cast.

Here's the cast we were drawing in my Thursday sight-size class. My classmate Josh and I spent a long time sitting there staring at this thing. By the end of the ten weeks the two of us were convinced that this thing was alive and was moving around on us. Just to make us mad. On several occasions someone moved the cast which is a big no-no when you want to do a sight-size drawing over many weeks. In any case I think this sight-size drawing was much better than my sight-size drawing in our Tuesday class.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Life drawing of another Laafa model.

This is the same guy that I turned into a fairy a while back. Nice guy and fun to draw too.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


Craig is one of the models we have drawn in class. He told me that the tatoo on his back is Sanskrit for "Blessed."

A drawing from my recent trip to the zoo.

A very dangerous dragon! Happy now Art!?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Merfolk comment.

I posted my picture of the mer people on another site and this is the comment I got.

"Nice, my only critique would be about her fish part. Not that I'm any expert on Merpeop... Merfolk, I've never donated to or worked for the Rainbow Corallition, but to me her knee area, looks like a knee. I think it would bend less sharply, like his bottom half. But then maybe that wouldn't give her that lady-like pose. I'd hate for him to get her home and just when he's putting the moves on her, he reaches around to caress... "hey what's this zipper next to your fin?!" zzzzziip! Wha!?! You have legs!!? What are you, a surface dweller? Then all the racial slurs just start flinging, they call Al Sharkton, and the next thing you know it's national news. Maybe even global. Do we really want to put them through that?"

Had to share that.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Quick sketch class.

A little bit of what I've been up to in my Quick Sketch class. It was a great class taught by the ever so teacherly (not a word I know) Rick Morris. To check out more of his work look at my link list to the right.