Monday, June 28, 2010

Anachronism_a tribute

did a color version. Trying to see where the line work can take me. Where it was not expected to go, and possibly where it may not be able to go.

more big cat sketches

couldn't sleep so I continued on the big cat sketches, hoping this will get some of the spinning ideas at least out onto paper. Steampunk wizard of oz... what to do, how to do it, how does it look, why does it look this way, what story am I telling, and why am I telling this story/ why does it need to be told? So back to the animals. They sooth me. They are stories all rolled up in their eyes, their very existence.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

mountain lion sketch

did some sketching today... was worn out after being out in the sun all day yesterday at Lee Ann's first every outdoor show. Was in the mid nineties and high humidity... makes for a steamy day. So today I just took it easy and let my mind wander a bit.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Steampunks 9: Anachronism

Steampunks 9: Anachronism
The short film Anachronism is haunting. It is only about 9 minutes but is is such a piece of brilliance that I promised myself that I would do a piece based upon the film.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

University Parking

This falls into "Life never turns out as funny as I first mistake it to be." Walking downtown, I passed a parking sign that read... Faculty Parking, violators will be towed. But what my dyslexic brain processed was: Faculty Parking, Towers will be Violated. I had to do a long double take. Then, I giggled to myself all the way to the car. (Probably kept me safer than any self defense class.) As visual storyteller, I couldn't pass up a gift like that.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steampunks 10: Mystery Girl

Steampunks 10 Mystery Girl.
Completed during the weekend of June 12th during the biggest downpour that I have experienced.
Somebody Asked about a background story for the inspiration on this drawing.

This piece is the result of me wanting to stretch a bit. So this piece first of all is 24" x 36", the largest yet. It also has the largest cast of characters, seven in all.
I am seeing a group of established and powerful individuals... who each have a control of power... be it wisdom, financial, political, medical knowledge, physical strength, cunning, or charisma. They are an established guard, a closed knit clique secret society within which great decisions are made... and in some instances are assigned to be carried out. It is the way it has always been.
Until now... enter the Mystery Girl. The Mystery Girl, while she may have some similarities in manner of dress, certainly carries her self as an independent leader. Also one who is will not be intimidated. She holds her own ground and is a valuable ally. At the same time she is a formidable rival if crossed. She represents change, possibly a sign of a new order, given time. Or is some eyes, a threat to the established order. For within this one character is wisdom, knowledge, courage, strength, cunning and charisma all in one. And that to the established guard upon self reflection is seen as a most definite threat.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Ah, day two of vacation... raining gangbusters... a real floodgate. All I needed to do was to get out and get a few items we forgot for supper preparation. No problem. But enter the storm phobic/ car riding loving canine. (Dog + Storm = panic-pooch) X (Fat Guy + Car Keys + soaked back steps= Be Careful) = face plant on to concrete drive way with Dog bouncing over my aching bruised body... heading for the car for a chauffeured ride.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Mystery girl... second stages working

The lodge members have been now introduced into the picture and Mystery Girl's dress has been worked out. Some characters have changed, some added, some deleted in the editing state of phase 2.