Sunday, April 29, 2012

Brattle St rock and some interior sketches

Apparently this guy has been out here playing in Brattle Square in Cambridge for the past 40 years or so...  I drew him on my lunch break:

pencil on paper

A couple of sketches of my relatives' home in Maine drawn during Easter weekend:

(smudgy) pencil on paper

practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Batman, NO!!!

I got sick a few weeks ago and stayed in my apartment for a solid 60 hours.  Here's a drawing that I made at the end of that stretch...  Batman is a little out of it.

pencil, ink, and watercolor on sketch paper

Unfortunately, the scanner I'm working with washes out the lighter values.  His umbrella is actually a lovely purplish pink.  Anyone out there with a quality large format scanner that they feel like unloading on the cheap???

Friday, April 6, 2012

Central Square and a dancing pair!

With the purchase of a new sketchbook I am resolved to do more drawing from direct observation.  I cashed in during the warm spell two weeks ago when all of the flowers and humans bloomed into Spring, blissfully misbelieving that we could shed our cocoons and frigid frowns and spread our Summer smiles and bare arms in the balmy brickbuildinged streets for another season of forgetting the ever-impending cryogenic kiss of Winter.  But some very March-like weather returned, and we the residents of the Massachusetts Bay Area are back to ignoring each other with snarls on the sidewalks as our stiff winter legs propel these elevated shoulders and lowered heads and solemn hearts mercilessly to the next thankless destination...

Flashback to page one of my fancy new sketchbook on an abnormally warm and sunny March day:

Central Square... pencil on paper

A little further back, and this one from imagination:

dancers, or, faux tango...  pencil and ink on paper