Thursday, October 27, 2011

From the sketchbook: Mommy Giraffe

Our involvement of school fundraising activities is upon us. Clara's preschool is having an auction and Bazaar, and asking parents to donate time to sit at the Bazaar or contribute items such as baked goods.  I've offered to submit a 18 x 36 inch  Giraffe and mother painting for the auction.  This is a concept sketch.  I don't know that I want to paint it, I like the sketch but anywho I like it when I can offer my creative talents to avoid being somewhere in person.  The painting will  fit well into someones nursery or childs room.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

From the Sketchbook

We try to get the kids to bed by 8:00 pm but sometimes it pushes 9:00 pm before I walk downstairs and begin cleaning up the aftermath of mess from the day.  Its can be daunting after a day of caring for two little ones.  The clutter in our lives like dishes about can offer intriguing relationships of line and space if we take a moment to stop, observe, and record.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Here's an old illustration piece a found on a CD from a college project when I lived in Ames, Iowa.  This image was around the east end of town near the business district.  I remember how these tracks divided this part of town in half and it was sometimes a long wait to cross if the train rolled through.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

From the Sketchbook

I like this drawing a lot. The shapes start to become abstract wih line work that doesn't seem too forced.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

From the Sketchbook

Sunday, October 02, 2011

From the Sketchbook : Two at Lunch

Calem and Clara eating lunch - I'm happy with this sketch/contour drawing.  The challenge is always
seeing the scene, forming the image in your mind, and getting down the marks down on paper in an efficient manner.  The scene does not stay static with a toddler and an infant so you have to work fast.