Thursday, January 22, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy on a page from my Sketch Book

As I have recently taken up skiing, I signed up to be a chaperon for my daughters school on ski days. Last week while resting at the end of the day, I drew a few individuals eating in the lodge at Burke Mountain. I had previously drawing the chipmunk.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sketches from December Graduation

Just posting two sketches of speakers from December Graduation at Lyndon State College. I almost always have my sketch book with me.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy-Camel

Camel (ˈkaməl)

Last year while giving a presentation on careers in art at the local grade school I gave the students an opportunity to challenge me to draw whatever they said on the board (a somewhat frightening proposal).

One student asked me to draw a camel. I just couldn't bring myself to draw a normal camel. I added the extra humps to emphasize that there are no limits to drawing and your imagination.

I think I will title this one ‘It Has Been a Long Week.’ 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Waiting to See the President

A few weeks ago, I was called in to meet with the president of the college. This seems to be happening more lately. While waiting I took some much needed sketch time.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien

On this day in 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born. Without a doubt Tolkien has been the most influential writer of high-fantasy. His books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have had a great influence on me as well. I enjoyed reading his books in my teens and I enjoyed them even more when I read them out loud with Julia. While reading them the second time, I realized how poetic Tolkien's writing is. It is simply beautiful. I feel it was meant to be read aloud.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy

Zebra (ˈzēbrə)

For my last post of the year I am showing the second of the illustrations for the Christmas bookmarks. My oldest daughter's favorite animal is a Zebra. I struggle with the stripes, but I have found I really enjoy the main of a zebra. 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy–Dolphin

Dolphin (ˈdälfin)

This year for Christmas I made a book mark for my three oldest children with their favorite animal on it. (the youngest can't read yet.) My youngest daughter had just announced that the dolphin was her favorite. This is a change from the leopard. I was grateful for the change in that drawing the leopard with the spots was not something I was looking forward to. I had been avoiding it. Dolphins on the other hand are really fun to draw. Each book mark had their name and one word that Julia and I felt described them well.