I don’t know that I so much completed this drawing today as simply called it ‘done’. Either way, I’m moving on! “Annette” is my mother-in-law and she does NOT appreciate this portrait at all — she thinks it makes her look too old and wrinkly (she’s only eighty-one years old, after all) and just hates [...]
When my “Sarah” drawing was first exhibited at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the founder’s wife appreciated it and invited me to create a similar life-size portrait of her husband, Crosby, a giant of a man and huge patron of the arts. They loved this portrait and it was later purchased by the museum [...]
On March 19, 2007 after 240 hours of continuous drawing with pen and ink, I completed “Anthony”, a pen and ink drawing 83 x 45 inches on Arches 300 lb. hot press watercolor paper.
Large scale pen and ink drawing — a portrait of my friend, Jim W. At 84 inches high (7 ft) it’s one of the largest of my drawings. I like the rendering of the hairs and of the fabric of the shirt where the woven threads can be made out in places…
“Arthur” pen and ink drawing completed October 31 after 282 hours — almost 9 miles of ink line and 8 million lines of machine movement instruction. This one used a new (to me) pen with oil based ink and I’m not very fond of this pen at all. Drawn on Rives BFK paper, the paper [...]
“London” pen and ink drawing completed this morning after 208 hours — 5.83 miles of ink line (just under 1/2 inch drawn per second) . I think I like it!
Another life-size pen and ink drawing (extra fine point rolling ball pen) — this one of Shannon and Danielle partially robed, about 90 inches by 45 inches on Arches 300lb hot press watercolor paper…