Exploring ideas, and the world, one drawing at a time.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tin Man

Brush pen sketch of the Tin Man. 
Who else do we know who wore a funnel hat?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Disasterware plate 3

Drawing dinner plates to add to the tragedy, calamity, and mishap series. http://www.flickr.com/photos/36106576@N05/sets/72157631925776397/

Big Hat doodle

It takes a big man to wear a big hat. Always will. 
Doodle while waiting for Saturday night’s movie to resume.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

More April faces

More interesting faces seen on the weekend. 
Self portrait included. 
Brush pen in notebook.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Weekend faces

Saw some interesting faces on the weekend. Two pages in notebook. 

Many more faces in this Flickr set.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Venus from memory

Drawing art classics from memory. It's great fun to try to remember a classic seen many times. Here's Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i> 1486 from memory. More in this set  http://www.flickr.com/photos/36106576@N05/sets/72157629343307597/

I was pretty vague on the supporting actors.

Ellis Nadler's Flickr group, Masterpieces from Memory, here http://www.flickr.com/groups/artfrommemory/

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Fancy border

I was inspired by a William Morris (Kelmscott Press) border I saw on my last visit to the National Gallery. These are great fun to draw. Very therapeutic. Brush pen in notebook.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Mid April faces

Faces seen and imagined in mid April. 
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Museum Visit

Karen and I slipped off to see the Japan exhibit at the Carnegie on Friday.
Objects were collected by HJ Heinz and others in the early 20th century.
Generally disappointing, but there were a few delights. (And lunch was good.)

More museum visits in this Flickr set...  here

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Letters 128

Letters seen and imagined in March 2013.
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook.
More alphabetdoodles in this Flickr set... 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

How it works

A doodle tribute to Rube Goldberg (1883 to 1970).
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook with color added.

Friday, April 5, 2013

After dinner

I forgot to draw my dinner until it was already gone.
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mr. Grinley

If you want to test a man’s character, give him power... and a big hat.

Brush pen drawing in Moleskine notebook. 

defiance in the face of mortality

Face seen last Thursday at the National Portrait Gallery competition. 
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook. Original is a drawing by Bly Pope. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Faces from the end of March

Faces from the end of March, including some that I saw in the National Portrait Gallery in DC. 
Brush pen in Moleskine notebook.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thinking caps

Suddenly had an urge to draw people wearing cognition-enhancement headgear.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Museum visits

Brush pen drawings from museum visits last week. Especially wanted to see the Albrecht Dürer exhibit at the National Gallery. Never miss an opportunity to see the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum in the charming, old Patent Office Building.