SLOW: children drinking

watercolor sketch of people
Nah, the sign says children playing, but it’s in the backyard of a bar, so kind of the same thing. I was doing two sides of the yard at once to be inconspicuous, and wound up with a giant guy floating behind the people with popcorn. Rather an odd image.

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A poinsettia and holiday drinkers

sketch of people at a barMore observations of people out and about in the amorphous days before the new year begins.

Incidentally, the watercolor-looking sketches such as these have all been executed using a Pilot G2 gel ink pen, which smears wonderfully (leaving me with an inky fingertip).

sketch of a woman at a bar

A little Mansfield Park (in ink, watercolor)

portrait in ink & watercolor (process)

Here’s a sketch that began a few days ago as a 30 second pencil study while watching a Manfield Park (it’s been done multiple times for screen). Returned to it yesterday and it became, essentially, a study of hair. Initial pencilling and inking rendered it very Revolver in aspect, as you can see in the process scans.

PROCESS:

portrait in ink & watercolor (process)
Finished the pencilling by slight shading and many strands of hair
portrait in ink & watercolor (process)
A .01mm Micron pen to solidify those strands

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An aim to establish some schedule

bit of old map and sketches

Sketches, Jan 21Three weeks into the new year’s January. Best of intentions, and all that, but work has been steady and hard-hitting for the dead of Winter, and so I’ve not yet established a schedule with which to be more timely or consistent on this blog (something I’m interested in doing). I think the best way to do that is to get ahead by a few entries; have some things more-or-less ready to go in one’s pocket; it just hasn’t happened yet on account of other deadlines.

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not very jolly, except the colors

watercolor sketch of a red-haired girl

A lake of red watercolor for some reason always leads me to red hair.

A Winter Find

Here is a sketch for a new dry point on plexi– Kim and I are hoping to get into the studio at Gowanus this Friday to do some printing. A solitary berry found on a snowy day by the crafty crow.

In other news, I’m very happy and excited to announce that I’ve been selected for Manhattan Graphic Center’s scholarship grant for the spring term in 2011! I will be studying intaglio and etching with Frederick Mershimer beginning January 25. Very much looking forward to it.