Monday, December 5, 2016

frank hilzerman: An example of comic simplicity

sunny morning

On a recent trip to the used book store I found some inspirational material.

I was looking for some books to show a variety of things that can be done with drawing. The book on comics was especially of interest since it showed how a few well placed lines can convey such humor and emotion.

On a recent trip to the used book store I found some inspirational material.

Inspirational Gestural Sketches

I was searching ad found this Tumblr page with an inspiring number of expressive gesture sketches. Please check it out.

http://grizandnorm.tumblr.com

This makes me want to get a good pad of cheap newsprint and a Prismacolor Ebony pencil and really get into such gestures again. There is a joyful minimalism to it.


It reminds me of the simplicity of some sumi ink drawings that I did in 2009.I have been wanting to re-explore that too. So, I suppose it was a good coincidence that I found the previously mentioned Tumblr blog.

Colleen the Dancer

Changes

This post is about changes. I have dealt with some personal loss and pain  recently and without going into details, it feels like a good time to return to center in order to deal with emotions productively. I have depended too heavily on individual persons for support or conversation and need to find a way to sit with feelings and just own them to resolution.

I remember back in 2006 I put a description on my YouTube page that still applies.

"I enjoy drawing and painting, bicycling, reading, languages, monkeying around with a guitar and hanging out at coffee shops. Also, hanging around odd ends of the city drawing whatever is in my head or in front of my eyes at the moment."

I think in the world, we loose track of what is important to us. Also, the politics of the day can scare us into getting off center. I just want to add three more things to that list of things above to focus on now. That would be:

1.) Relationships (friends/family)
2.) Being more involved in local politics of positive change
3.) Professional advancement

All of those things above, I would like to make some progress in ways that I could agree that they are an authentic part of what I do and am.

That's enough of the words. Now the action in this blog and other efforts that I am involved in.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Drawing Greer at Marlene's Studio!

by Deb Ruckman

by Deb Ruckman

by Deb Ruckman

by Deb Ruckman

by Deb Ruckman

by Deb Ruckman



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Kristine Gallows in Costume at Crittenden Studio







by Richard Vigil

by Richard Vigil

by Richard Vigil