Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Drawing Shakespeare - As You Like It

This video demonstrates how I approach draftsmanship. The drawing is a scene from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and one I previously completed digitally in Inkscape. I wanted to redraw it manually in charcoal on a large piece of paper — mostly to prove to myself that I can master larger drawings. With no training and no technique, I think I did a passable job. The music is “I Giorni” by Ludovico Einaudi.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

California Typewriter

I found myself driving down to Newport Beach this afternoon to attend the Newport Beach Film Festival. The drive down was your typical SoCal freeway congestion which makes you wonder why you ever left the house. Anyway, I arrived alive with just enough time to get my will-call ticket for California Typewriter.

The film is a documentary portrait of writers, collectors, an actor, and one eccentric artist, all of whom remain dedicated to the typewriter as an object of art and inspiration. Among those featured are Tom Hanks, John Mayer, David McCullough, Sam Shepard, and the artist Jeremy Mayer. Ultimately, at the core of the film is the moving struggle of California Typewriter, a typewriter repair shop in Berkeley, California, owned by Herbert L. Permillion since 1981.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Coloring Easter Eggs

Sandy and I had some fun coloring Easter eggs today. What I discovered is that drawing on an egg with a white crayon is not exactly easy.

My Writing Process - the Planning Stages

Using manual processes to write in this digital age might appear odd or anachronistic — perhaps even an affectation. But I don’t care. I us...