Monday, October 31, 2011

Skewed Sketches--The Pope and his People

Two skewed sketches I made during a very contentious, all-day meeting. I also made a doodle that I spent all afternoon on, which I am sparing you from having to look at.

My son and I both thought this bottom picture was really scary. When he looked at it, he said, "Now, that is really creepy! It almost looks like the pope." Well, it WAS the pope, and I agree is really looks creepy. Halloween? Definitely! Except that that is his real face.

Rasta Flute Guy

Another picture. What to say? I have a lot of new portrait ideas brewing--got some great reference photos this past weekend, and can't wait to get started on them.

This one I did during an 8 hour car trip (it didn't take 8 hours). I had already sketched the guy, and put on the splatters a week (or more ago), but hadn't had time to do the actual drawing until then. The highway was bumpy, so none of my lines are straight, but that was just something I had to work with.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Fuel for the soul is a connection to the land, not minerals taken out of the land. This is a farmer. His very being is connected to the land, perhaps not as closely as the Native Americans before the whites came, but certainly so much so that he would be lost without it.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Illustration Friday: Scattered

By the time you are the age of this woman, your children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren are scattered far and wide. It has to be okay, though, because you raised them right, and they are doing exactly what they should be doing.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Skewed Sketch #17

See, I'm still doing these; I don't know exactly why, except they're kindof fun. I made this one at a most wonderful barn dance in an actual barn. It was the most magical night--beautiful October Indian summer weather, a bright moon, fabulous band, a gazillion people (lots of newcomers who were loving it), and a caller who called really fun dances. But my urge to draw became stronger than my urge to dance at some point, so I sat on the corner of the little wooden stage where I could watch the band up close, and made this from a little picture I had cut out and had stuck in my sketchbook.