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Self Portrait with Untapped • 8" x 8"

Self-Portrait with Untapped

I created this sketch for a self-portrait show at the Art NXT Level / 33 Contemporary Gallery space in Chicago.

Bronze Warriors I & II • 7 7/8” x 9 7/8” framed

Bronze Warriors I & II

These two are random sketches based on a couple of interesting frames I found. I started with the owlish mask of what became the first weary warrior woman.

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.

Flaming Carrot • 5.75" x 5.75" framed

Flaming Carrot

It’s been a little while since I’ve drawn in a comic style, so I decided to go for one of my standbys: Flaming Carrot.

Loki I & II (framed)

Loki I & II

Inspired by the flame effect of these frames, I created a couple of illustrations in ink and colored pencil based on a painting I did in college.

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets

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

Technology: Mixing

Prior Art: Mixing

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

Technology: Reel-to-Reel

Prior Art: Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-Reel is the sixth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Transfers

Prior Art: Transfers

Transfers are the fifth 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: Typesetting

Prior Art: Typesetting

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

Illustration of Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood

Again, in the spirit slightly odd vintage photo captions, she was described as “famous lawyer and bicycle rider.”

Waiting & Watching • 11" x 9" framed

Waiting & Watching

This chunky wooden frame reminded me of the aesthetic of Bruegel’s earthy illustrations or Goya’s creatures.

Edith O' Gorman • 10.5" x 12.5" framed

Edith O’Gorman and the Language of Flowers

This 19th century photo by Matthew Brady stood out to me because it was a woman with an interesting expression and an even more interesting description: “Edith O’Gorman. Escaped nun from Canada?”

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.

Grin • 5 min pose

Sketches: Steampunk Katherine

This evening had a first-time model, Katherine, whom the organizer had spotted at a steampunk convention and invited to model.

Inktober week 4: George

Inktober is done, and here’s the last batch of sketches: this time it’s George, age 76.

Inktober week 3: Maddie

This week in Inktober is Maddie, age 31.

Inktober week 2: Michael

For this week of Inktober I’ve been sketching Michael, 23 years old.

Inktober week 1: Roshan

I’m participating in Inktober, an annual event since 2009 that’s an excuse to practice inking. I decided to practice facial expressions as a counterpoint to my Statement series of paintings.