Sunday, April 21, 2019

Watergate - the Graphic Novel

Richard Nixon
Ink, Acrylic, and Photoshop

The graphic novel I've been working on for the past two years has grown to be a nonfiction work about Watergate. The drawing of Nixon above is a good example of the style of art to be found in the book.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

William Styron - High School Photo

William Styron is third from the right, top row.
Yearbook Photo 1940, French Club

I snagged this yearbook photo of William Styron from archive.org. I graduated from Warwick High School in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975, and while attending there I heard that William Styron was an alumnus from decades before, but I never saw any proof of it — until now.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Finding Art Anywhere


I'm trying to find art in the everyday. For example, today I got a cup of coffee at Starbucks and then went for a walk, ending up at the public library, where I spotted a guy reading the newspaper — two drawings without even thinking about it.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Drawings about Town


A couple scenes about town today, college students in and around the campus of Pomona College.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Claremont Library

Checking out at the public library
Sketched on my iPad with the Graphic app

I'm on Spring Break this week and this afternoon found myself at the Claremont Library. I often drop by to look at their art books, today settling on a book featuring portraits by Paul Cézanne, an endless source of inspiration. As for what I'm doing with my own creative life, I'm determined more than ever to find art in the day-to-day, so today I did a quick sketch of checking out at the front counter. I love the new self-service check-out, just scan your card and the books, and you're on your merry way.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Paintings from the 1980s

A friend from Florida sent me five paintings I left behind in her mother's house back in the late 1980s. These are very early efforts from when I first became interested in painting. Sadly for me I quit painting for thirty years in response to someone's callous comments about my lack of ability.

In imitation of a painting by Vincent Van Gogh

In imitation of a painting by Vincent Van Gogh

These were painted from a model.

Vito's was my favorite Italian restaurant in Lakeland, Florida.

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Comic Strip - Trump Talk

This is the first issue of a comic strip I call "Trump Talk."
Created using Procreate on an iPad and a little Photoshop magic.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Progress on Graphic Novel

I'm writing and drawing a graphic novel set in 1973 and in present time.
Ballpoint pen drawing, Girls Choir

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Karl Ove Knausgård

Karl Ove Knausgård, Norwegian novelist, one of the world's great writers
Photoshop drawing using Astropad and an Apple Pencil

Monday, September 24, 2018

Twin Brothers

My Twin Brother and I, about a year and a half old
Photoshop drawing using Astropad and an Apple Pencil

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Monday, September 03, 2018

Fasano Kids – 1958

Mike, Marylou, Tom and Tim
Photoshop drawing using Astropad and an Apple Pencil

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