Friday, February 29, 2008


HATCH, the art group I belong to is putting on their second annual HATCHback show next weekend. Seeing as how I had managed to get something in last year's show I pulled several pieces out and submitted them to the jury for this year, hoping beyond hope I'd get something in. Aaaaannnnndddd....? Denied. Which is okay because I really wasn't happy with anything I did (except for the dancers). And now I don't have to scramble around getting prints made and framing them.

But I did manage to get something in through the back door in a way. I was asked to do the official mailer postcard announcing the show. So I got that going for me. Which is nice. Below are my entries followed by the postcard (which I entered as well at the last minute). Oh well. Whaddaya gonna do?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Young Sketchy in Love

I'm a few weeks behind in posting these, but here's some art from a special Valentine's Day session of Dr. Sketchy.

Monday, February 4, 2008 the Park

This was a sketch I'd done some time ago while drinking tea outside my local Caribou Coffee. I was looking to do something new for the upcoming HATCH gallery show, so I painted a larger version. I'm not sure I like it enough to enter, but here it is.

New Zoo Review

Last Saturday brought a trip to the zoo with the lovely Azucena. We both brought our sketchbooks along too. It was a mild day as far as February in Michigan goes, but we spent most of our time inside at the butterfly garden and the amphibian house. When we finally ventured out to sketch some mammalian quadrapeds, they weren't being very cooperative - the camels just didn't feel like posing. But a passing peacock was intrigued by my pencil box, thinking it food perhaps. So I caught his likeness as fast as possible and when he started to move away I shook my box to catch his attention again. The two of us attempted to move on to other outside dwellers, but wussed out due to the cold and spent our last minutes before closing hanging with the penguins. Azucena's dawings were awesome! Here's a few of what I did.

Sketchbook Pages

Here's a smattering of recent stuff from my electronic sketchbook.