Monday, November 30, 2009

IF: Entangled (174-179)

Here's my Illustration Friday submission for Entangled. Every once in a while I get to go fishing and I think anyone who has fished from an embankment has either been victim to this or seen the evidence of someone else's misfortune.

In my drawing, the limbs are entangled and the lure has found its way into the mess.

I've been working on a new painting and continue to work on a very large house drawing. Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

IF: Music--Chinese Violin (180-186)

When they say, "you don't really know what you've lost 'til it's gone", I imagine they were not talking about computer technology. But it is just as true.

Last Thursday we began a move to a new office building that needed to happen before the fiber optic connection could be made. We are currently running a full office of 5 people on one cable internet connection. I waited for an hour to download one graphic file yesterday afternoon.

This had a good and bad outcome. The good is that it gave me an opportunity to work on this week's IF: Music. The bad is that I was done on Monday and could only get the scanner to operate this morning. So here it is...

This is a drawing of an old gentleman that my daughter an I encountered on the streets of San Francisco a couple of years ago. I love SF! Talk about a town that gets it from a design sense. We spent the day at the DeYoung museum, the Japanese Garden, Lucas Films, and just enjoying the beautiful city. We also visited the SFMoMA. My daughter will be heading out to California in a month to USC for graduate film study. I'm sure she will visit the City by the Bay again.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chevy Truck (187-188)

Started working on a big house drawing that is a gift for some very generous people we know yesterday. It will take a couple of days to get through.

In the mean time, I did a sketch of a 1948 Chevy Pickup Truck that is parked near my Mom's house in town.

Monday, November 16, 2009

More from today (189)

Here are some photos I took this weekend when I was setting up for a house drawing I will be doing this week. Local fall color.

IF: Unbalanced "Eating It" (189-195)

When thinking about Un-balanced, I went to one of the sports that hinges on precise balance--surfing. When hanging-ten on the edge, a moment of un-balance becomes disasterous. Had some fun doing this little sketch. Hope you enjoy it.

Spent a few hours wandering around the Waterfowl Festival this weekend. Saw many different levels of skill and a wide variety of approaches to wildlife carving, sculpture, and painting. The weather was spectactular. I also looked into studio space. I am considering the cost vs. the amount of time I would actually spend in the space. It does offer a high level of interaction with other artists and the public and the price is reasonable. We'll see.

Monday, November 9, 2009

IF: Blur (196-202)

A couple of weeks ago Illustration Friday was about "Fast" and I didn't post because of time. Here, I thought that the Cheetah theme could be worked into "Blur" very easily. So that's what I did.

I hope to get going on some artwork now that Field Hockey refereeing is over. I have a stack of freelance work to get through too and would like to get back to the gym at least every other day.

Monday, November 2, 2009

IF:"Skinny" Dipper (203-205)

Illustration Friday word "Skinny"