Thursday, October 30, 2008

More Work in Progress?

This was supposed to be the basis for a watercolor. The idea was to do a sort of Winslow Homer thing but to borrow the waves from Japanese woodblock prints. Maybe it's just an ink drawing and it's finished.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Work in Progress

No. 1 Son wants to learn watercolors, so I've dug them back out and am dabbling again. This is Kabuki, as she's coming along. Kabuki is a David Mack comic character. He rocks.

The idea of putting something unfinished out in public is to generate internal pressure for myself to actually finish it.

Mack is cool, btw. I've met him a couple of times at Wizard World, a comics convention. It's as if you could go to a movie convention and walk up to Quentin Tarantino sitting at his booth during a slow period and ask him about what he was referencing in specific scenes.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Arts N Crafts

These are poplar boxes. Science will no doubt one day discover that they serve a useful purpose, but to date they are just the residue of my desire to make dove-tail boxes using only hand tools and to scratch drawings into their facades.

The striped bass is freshly stained and on the workbench. The great blue heron has settled into the patina which is the final state of both pieces. When bas reflief dove-tail boxes become all the rage, you'll know I was a pioneer.