Sunday, October 25, 2009


This is a ruff drawing for a digital painting I am working on entitled "Sleep." For three weeks I have been craving sleep. Between work, school, and my personal goals I have been unable to get enough Zs, and through most of the day sleep tugs on me, pulling at my eye lids, and weighing heavily on my muscles. It takes all my will power and lots of coffee to stay half awake.

Last night I was driving home late and I had this vision of a woman pulling a shroud over me, beckoning me to close my eyes and dream. . . It seemed so peaceful, and yet spooky (especially since I was driving!). In any case I thought it would make a great image. So I want to make a digital painting from this idea, but I may end up doing a traditional painting in oils, or acrylic, or with luck both. Right now I just have composition sketches. Stay tuned for the finished work. :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Book Cover Project

A finished class project made on scratchboard for the cover of a scary book titled "the Thing that Waited."

Monday, October 19, 2009


Sometimes I will draw people from my imagination and afterwards I wonder who they are, and from where they come from.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Teaching is taking a toll

Being a high school art teacher is never easy, but when you throw a sore throat into the mix it can be unbearable. I have been battling a sore throat for three days. It seems like I am always getting sore throats. . . Thank goodness its Friday, I can finally get some rest. Below is a doodle depicting my pain, I drew it while the students were reading silently. Colored it later in shop.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Serious Times

Things in my life are starting to get serious. I finally got a real job, and now I need to make a "real life." The funny thing is; the more life's responsibilities and stresses close in, the more my mind seems to wander.

I want to take it easy tomorrow, and laugh in the face of seriousness.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Every week now. . .

Lately I feel like I have been taking things too seriously. That is to say I think I have been trying to create artwork that doesn't match my personality. My ideas haven't been flowing freely, and they keep getting pushed and pulled by outside influences. My goal is to let my drawings take on a life of their own, and let them dictate the direction. It may take a while to break old habits, but I feel determined.

Good or bad, I am going to start posting every week. Drawings, paintings, and anything else surfaces on the pages of my sketchbooks.
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