A study of Van Gogh from 2020 sketchbook. I love the way Van Gogh uses lines, so I wanted to experiment with that. He used oil paint, but I used a sharpie and Derwent inktense paint. The note to self reads: J’ai dessiné cette image en regardant une photo d’un autoportrait de Vincent Van Gogh.Continue reading “from the sketchbook”
Practice with a continuous line drawing. I definitely looked at the page. There are two lines in total here: the mammals on land and the birds in the air.
I love doing these—quick blind contour of a horse with eyes closed. I drew a lot of horses when I was a little kid in my room with one of those “How to Draw” step-by-step books, so fortunately I remember what a horse looks like (I’m also from Texas, so knowing what a horse looksContinue reading “from the sketchbook”
I found an old book from 1906 called Extinct Animals by E. Ray Lankester, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S. I drew this blind contour drawing while looking at a picture of a Dodo bird’s skeleton. Based on the writing, I may have also been channeling Dave Matthews. At the time I drew this, I wasn’t listening toContinue reading “from the sketchbook”
The other side of the paper has a note to self: I drew the one on the other side first while I was on the phone and then I finished it while still on the phone and afterwards I thought ‘What could I draw if I concentrated and focused?’ but this one was concentrated andContinue reading ““focus” is overrated”
She’s rarely the most willing model, but she’s the cutest!
Try new materials! Everything is a tool for art making. I found these drawings in a sketchbook from 2018. They were drawn with an old mascara tube I found when cleaning out my makeup case. What’s the oddest thing you’ve ever used to make art?
Käthe Kollwitz is one of my favorite artists. She was born in East Prussia in 1867 and her work largely focused on social justice and concern for the poor. When I saw Kollwitz’s 1924 lithographic print Germany’s Children Are Starving! (Deustchlands Kinder hungern!) at the Dallas Museum of Art in January of 2020, it reallyContinue reading “Käthe Kollwitz study”
I write a lot of stuff on typewriters now. It was a Christmas gift a while back. I had to learn to put a ribbon in it, and I still haven’t learned how to make all the text line up. But I never read the instructions. I might get around to that one day, butContinue reading “writing on a typewriter”