Mar 16, 2015
I have begun to take a ceramics class near me in Brooklyn. Working with clay is no easy trick. Right now I am doing my best to fool it into obeying me. Not sure if I am succeeding or not yet. Time will tell. In a few weeks I should have some goofy things I'm doing to post.
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 11, 2015
I was doing my usual drawing in the MONH (museum of natural history). I will have to abbreviate from now on. While I was drawing a gorilla skull, I noticed that there was a stuffed gorilla perched right next to it. So after I finished the skull, I began to draw the real gorilla over top of it. A mash-up, if you will. Not sure how it came out. I mean, I'm not sure if anyone could tell what it was unless I explained it. Not that I care because it's a pretty wicked looking drawing none the less.
Mar 9, 2015
I was at the Museum of Natural History the other day. Sound familiar? I was with Danny and he brought a new artist pal along, one Mr. Twingley.com. This dude is a great talent. We are from the same era so we had a nice long talk together after we drew. It was all about the state of advertising and illustration in the new modern era. Muy simpatico, if you get my drift. I won't bore you with details but we hit it off quite nicely. And the man can draw like a nut, check his site out. I hope to hang with him again which should be no problemo, given the fact that once people meet me they want to hang with me all the time. Plus he has the: always hanging out in strange museums disease. There are only so many of us.
Mar 5, 2015
I now spend every waking moment in some museum in New York city. Not sure how this happened but it did. Yesterday I was at the Museum of Natural History. I sat in front of this coyote to draw. He was part of a big diorama. All of a sudden a big tour group came up behind me. They had a serious guide dude with a uniform, headset and speaker. He said, as he pointed to me, "this artist here is sitting in front of the best backdrop painting in the entire museum." Apparently the guy who painted it was their greatest scenic painter ever. It took him 11 months just to do that one background painting. You can see every leaf, the detail of the bark, every pebble and on and on. It is amazing I can assure you. The coyote was by a stream in Yellowstone Park at midday. When the museum first opened they begged him to stop doing the painting. It looked fine in their minds. He would have none of that. He kept delaying the opening until this one backdrop was perfect and it is. If eventually I have to be stuffed. Please put me in that case next to the coyote.
Mar 2, 2015
On my recent drawing jaunt to the Met, I drew in the religious sector. Baby Jesus always looks like he is 40 years old. It's always a little man in Mary's arms or arm in some cases. I would like to draw more of these because there were some crazy carvers back then. Some of the statues are totally out of whack. I dig that though.