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These drawings were done at a weekly life drawing session at Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas.  The first drawing is of the other artists.   I began before the model arrived and added to it here and there during the session.


The drawing sessions begin with a series of 2 minute warm-ups and then some 5’s and 10 or 12 minute poses.  The above drawing was the first 5 minute pose of the session and I remember this because of something very specific.  The gallery manager came in and asked “Does anyone here drive a silver BMW?  You need to move it because it’s blocking the neighbor in.”  Our model, unmoving, smiles and says “Yeah, that’s mine.”  Wouldn’t you know it, the naked guy is the one who has to go move his car.



Ink, 8″ x 8″

The Inktober challenge Day 2 prompt is “divided”.  I began with a couple drawings of Ian Curtis of Joy Division but they were just not working out.  When a Joy Division song popped up on my playlist I called out ,”Ian!  I’m trying!”  In the end it was a bust.


“What else can I do?” I wondered.  Divided, divided, house divided?  Lincoln!  And that is how I got to Lincoln from Joy Division.


Tomorrow I am working a Princess Bride theme.  It is the 30th anniversary of the film, after all, and it’s returning to some theaters for limited dates this month.  Fun stuff!

#inktober,  #inktober2017

INK01swift copy

I am joining the fun in the Inktober drawing challenge.  Make an ink drawing every day for the month of October.  The prompt today was “swift”, which made me think of Jonathan Swift of Gulliver’s Travels fame.  Turns out he wrote a little poem called “On Ink”.  How fitting!   Here’s an excerpt:

I am jet black, as you may see,

the son of pitch and gloomy night.

Yet all that know me will agree,

I’m dead except I live in light.

Tomorrow’s prompt is “divided” and I have yet to come up with an idea for it.


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