22 January 2012
Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities is my favourite of the books we had to read in high school. I drew a fair bit from it at the time, but who knows where those drawings are now . . . they're probably not worth sharing, anyway. BBC Radio 4 recently ran a new radio dramatisation of the story which inspired me to try my professional hand at the subject matter. Unfortunately I was short on time so didn't do due diligence in researching the costumes, but it was a bit of fun anyway.
Madame Defarge was not supposed to be a self-portrait, but she started coming out that way and eventually I gave up fighting it. Halloween 2012!
15 January 2012
08 January 2012
More sketches from Christmas vacation . . .
We took a walk down Crissy Fields to the pier at Fort Point, where there is a very friendly pelican. I picked up a marble-like jelly from the beach.
The 'aged' pages of my new sketchbook make my drawings look so much more legitimate!
01 January 2012
I've fallen off the updating wagon, it seems – I've been working too much to draw anything on the side, and have run out of unpublished artwork. But I spent Christmas in San Francisco and did a bit of sketching, so let's see how far I can stretch that out ... Today's edition: People!