Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday Card

If you haven't been invited to Eliza's 4th birthday party yet...you must not have met her. I'm pretty sure every grocery store clerk and waitress in the state has been personally invited.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Yellow House


Drawing for a friend. She's moving and wanted her kids to remember the house.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Toy!

A set of blocks I made for my daughter's Christmas present. It's a six-sided puzzle. I've been meaning to post this for months.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Doodles


Book Review: The Golden Ass


This is one of my favorite books--it's a wild and hilarious fantasy that plumbs the depths and ascends the heights of humanity. The hero, Lucius, is transformed into a donkey and mingles with robbers, murderers, prostitutes, ghosts, witches, a guy with a golden nose, lovers, priests, and gods. He witnesses the whole mess of late-Roman life, from street violence and sexual degradation to the wistfulness of love and spiritual transcendence. As Oscar Wilde put it, "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
It's a sort of ribald Romana Commedia. And it's also the source of the profound and lovely tale of Cupid and Psyche, a lyrical story of symbolic love.

I made a series of illustrations to this book after reading it--you can see them here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tree

Trying a new pencil/digital method, inspired by my e-pal Eric Orchard.

Fox Music


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Figure Drawing!




Made it to a figure drawing session last night! I haven't been in years, and intend to go back often to improve my drawing skills.
Hopefully these will become decent as time goes on, but it was nice to get back to fundamentals.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Edisto

It's already summer in South Carolina.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Storm Warning

90 min landscape study.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Book Review: Dream of Red Mansions





One of the greatest masterpieces of literature, reading this was an incredible experience. Poignant, funny, metaphysical, tragic, allegorical, psychologically profound, and highly entertaining, it bridges the worlds of heaven and earth, dreams and "reality," and is a truly astonishing achievement. Reading does not get any better than this--it really is up there with Don Quixote, The Divine Comedy, War and Peace, Shakespeare, and anything else you might name. As one Western scholar on the work noted, to "appreciate its position in Chinese culture, we must imagine a work with the critical cachet ofJames Joyce's Ulysses with the popular appeal of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind – and twice as long as the two combined"...There is an excellent review here (http://www.complete-review.com...) if you are interested (it's listed in an alternate translation as "Story of the Stone").

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Detail


From a portrait commission I'm working on....
More to come.