Just a simple sketch of an extraordinary man, from a photo take by Shasha Snow. This man had to protect people from their own greed. In doing so he had to face one of the most magnificent and formidable predators still roaming free: the Amur Tiger, while protecting that very tiger population .
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
This is a study of one of 2 sculptures done for the Pharaoh Horemhem, 81-19 dynast-Egypt.. It is one of the most perfect sculpture ever made. I've looked at it, studied it, and went to the place where it was meant to be displayed, though there is only sand there now. This piece of jewelry is on loan now from the Cairo museum, currently with the Tutakhamun exhibit., the other is in Chicago's field museum.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
So one night, feeling like something gritty, I watched an episode of Deadwood, and on the fly
decided to doodle a quick sketch of Al Swerengine, just a rough and fast group of scratches on a
random piece of paper, but has some character to it. Vine charcoal on a the back of a Rogers bill.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Here is a study of a skeleton of a smiladon or sabretooth cat, at the R.O.M There is now a good display of various animal skeletons at the ROM, one does not have to go to anatomy departments of various universities to get a peek and try and get around the drawing and knowing anatomy.
One of several studies of this, from different angles.
Here, once again I take out a new toy for a spin. Just a test, not even intending to go as far as i did, just to see how pan pastels work, or more importantly how I can get them to work for me!
Appropriately, It depicts an airplane on its first test flight landing cycle. Here a classic Mcdonnel Douglas MD 11 makes its first landing, and my second pan pastel sketch. All systems go, just a couple of minor glitches.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I simple oil painting, easy on the complexities of "dynamic composition", and more focused on a subtle sensation, and meanings from an ancient civilization. An ancient Egyptian would know, in an instant, the meaning of this image, as would most Egyptologists. I tired to convey that, in a simple way. With colour and light as the tools.