My Drawings

My drawings are created in graphite, charcoal, felt-tipped markers and colored pencils.  Below are some samples from each media.

Below are examples of my drawings.  Click on each thumbnail for a larger view.

This piece was done on a 4 X 4' piece of paper.  At the time, it was the largest artwork I had ever made.  In the center is an eyeball, in which a graphite self-portrait is the pupil.  Encircling the eye is a tree and dragon.  Aluminum foil and waxed paper circles decorate the background.

Dragon/Tree
Self-Portrait, 1995

This is a graphite drawing I did in my Elements of Design course at the RC College at U of M Ann Arbor.  We were studying perspective.  This was an actual hallway and drinking fountain right outside my classroom.  I sat there the whole time I drew it.

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Drinking Fountain
of the Future, 1995

 

During one of my drawing courses at U of M, we spent a lot of time drawing boxes covered with sheets and other white objects.  I didn't like it too much, but looking back, I know I really improved my ability to see small gradations in value.  I can also draw angles more accurately when replicating real-life scenes.

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Charcoal drawings of sheet-covered boxes and other objects, 1996

 

For a couple of my drawing classes, we had live nude models to draw.  Figure drawing is one area I could use more practice in, but this was one of my better ones.

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Nude woman in charcoal, 1995

 

These are examples of my felt-tipped marker line designs.  When I go to camping/music festivals, it is very easy to bring a sketchbook and markers, so all of these were created outdoors.  None are pre-planned (except for the fact that I wanted the first one to read "Zappa") and are pretty much just random doodles.

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Various felt-tipped marker designs, 2001-2003

          

This is an abstract colored pencil drawing I made for a friend.

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Abstract Colored Pencil 
Drawing, 1999
Animation created in October 2006

 

 

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