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Everyday Things

While I’ve been home I’ve been digging much more into the art materials I’d accumulated. I realized I could carry this mat around as a kind of window to change my view of my indoor environment.

What’s Next for Earth

An unexpected human pause for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary is giving us a view we don’t often see.

Silent Stars and Nighttime

These themes emerged while I was creating new giftable art for the annual HARK! holiday show and sale at Kaleid Gallery.

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

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

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

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

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.

Prior Art: Mixing

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

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.

Prior Art: Transfers

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

Prior Art: Zoëtropes

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

Prior Art: Typesetting

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

Belva Lockwood

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

Waiting & Watching

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

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

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.

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.