Category: Charcoal

Boondocks Triptych • 23" x 13" framed

Boondocks Triptych

I figured if the comic were going today, Huey and Riley would be Black Panther fans so they’re doing the Wakanda salute here…or trying to.

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets

These frames reminded me of the soot around a fireplace so I created these three illustrations of shadow puppets.

Technology: Darkroom

Prior Art: Darkroom

Darkrooms are the fourth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Zoëtrope

Prior Art: Zoëtropes

Zoëtropes are the third of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Stereoscopes

Prior Art: Stereoscopes

Stereoscopes are the second of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Typesetting

Prior Art: Typesetting

Typesetting is the first of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900 • 14.25" x 17.25" framed

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900

Unfortunately there’s no name attached to it, so I don’t know who she is. I named this so it could either be interpreted as her being in the exhibition, or attending the exhibition.

Escalation • 25.25" x 14.75" framed

Escalation

I came across an art show “call for entry” about an upcoming show looking for a range of commentary about guns. There are a lot of potential themes here: power, protection, sport, identity. The one that stuck with me was the use of a gun to amplify expression – specifically to sharpen and escalate an emotion.

Lycanthrope

Lycanthrope

Once I realized this kind of charcoal doesn’t apply or blend quite as smoothly as regular charcoal, I focused less on detail and got sketchier.

Alan a la Houdini

Alan a la Houdini

A couple of months ago I wanted to get some practice with portraiture, and took a bunch of photos in the somewhat dramatic lighting near the drawing table.