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It has been WAY to long. But fear not, I am back, and just so you don’t think I’ve been slacking off on my creative endeavors here are some things to feast your eyes upon that I’ve done during my not-so-little hiatus.

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So, here is a sketch of my current art history teacher (drawn out of boredom) and some notes I took between doodles.

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This is a quick sketch (done in the near darkness of the classroom) of my current art history professor (she reminds me of Cruella de Vil’s not evil twin).

Done with mechanical pencil in sketchbook.

Alrighty, so about a week and a half ago I made my first sketchbook! Over the course of a couple weeks whenever my wife and I went grocery shopping I asked for paper bags instead of plastic. Then I did my own recycling of the paper bags. I cut them up into long squares, folded them in half and sowed them together with some wax string. I glued part of a put up coke-can box to the front and back flaps for covers. All in all i’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

And here is the first drawing I’ve done in it. Its a portrait of my wife, Ashley. I really like how the colors turn out with the brown colored paper. I had to crop the image of the portrait so the quality isn’t that great.

I bought a new book awhile back called “Anatomy for the Artist” by Sarah Simblet. It is an awesome book. This is a study drawing I did using one of the photographs in the book as reference.

Pencil in Sketchbook

Here are some quick portrait sketches that I did during our vacation in Oregon a few weeks ago.
Pencil in Sketchbook
Bill Murphy a.k.a White Buffalo – Is my wife’s birth-dad and is a very accomplished glass blower. This sketch was done while he was creating a glass figurine. Check him out here.
Pencil in Sketchbook
This is my wife’s Grandpa on her Dad’s side. I drew this while we were watching an old western and chatting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are some portrait sketches I did awhile back. I was experimenting with my first fountain pen. I used my waterbrushes to create the blended affect.

Here are some sketches I did last semester between classes. These are from figurines at the Marjorie Barrack Museum. Done with Pencil, Pen, and Watercolors.

Maya Ceremonial Vessel
Jester God – Emblem of Rulership
Peten, Guatemala
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Figurine
Veracruze Culture.
The Gulf of Mexico.
AD 600-900

Maya Ceremonial Vessel
Huehueteotl – Old God
El Salvador
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My wife had taken some pics of herself as references for a drawing she was going to do and they were up on the wall above my desk so I decided to give one a shot. I used ink, a bamboo stylus, and some ink brushes.

Sooooo… Yea, just a fun little drawing.

Ballpoint Pen in Sketchbook

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