Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I present to you, Isaac, the astounding quarter-man, born with only a head upon his shoulders, and nothing else! Let him amaze you with his phantasmagorical ramblings and aphorical musings! He knows the answers to all questions humanity has yet to ask!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I took a trip to the zoo, under the pretense that I was going to draw there. Well, I was, but in fact I also just like to walk around there and see all the animals. The zoo had some wonderful aquariums. Fish are hard to capture in a drawing however, they're constantly on the move.
Whenever I found a creature interesting enough, and more importantly, willing enough to hold still for a little while, I'd sit down and do a quick sketch. I'm a slow drawer, I like to take my time, but you have to be fast for these kind of drawings. It's good excercise.
There is something about working from nature that is rewarding and reassuring. For me, it is not so much about 'photographing' a beautiful view, but more about spending some time with your subject. Trees, more than anything, have a character of their own. There's actually one tree that was unfotunate enough to have been struck twice by wind and lightning, that had an irresistible presence, even though it was severely damaged. I drew it twice.