Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays

Finals are all graded and submitted. It is now time to focus on family. Thank you all for your support this year. I hope you have a great holiday season.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Random Sketches and a Bow Tie Guy

With it being so close to finals week I am posting more random sketches. The kangaroo is from my visit to the Biodome in Montreal. The man was sketched while at a restaurant. The others are from my head.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Social Justice

Tackling The Issues of Social Justice

This year has been the Year of Social Justice at Lyndon State College. One of the events planed was the visual art's faculty exhibit in the Quimby Gallery titled Cognizant. One of the works I submitted for the show is seen above. This illustrates my realization that Social Justice is a multifaceted complex problem in our society. Often people focus on only one or a few of the aspects and ignore the other issues. It is a challenging problem and each aspect needs attention, but it is difficult to deal with them all.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Sketches

I have been busy working on my art work for this years faculty exhibit and the family Christmas card. So instead of posting a weekly bow tie guy, I am posting some sketches I did a few weeks ago while at a Veterans Day Fundraiser.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy: Tardigrade

Tardigrade (ˈtärdəˌgrād)

So what is a tardigrade? …a water bear. What is a water bear? …a tardigrade. (I could go on like this forever, but I won't).

I have been fascinated with these creatures since I first found out about them a few years ago. A tardigrade is a small animal the size of a pen tip. Not only do they look cool with the eight legs and all, but they can survive in any environment. They have been found in the hottest volcanoes on the earth, and in the coldest areas of Antarctica. They can also survive in the vacuum of space. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy: Chimera

Chimera (kīˈmi(ə)re)

I have had this on my list of Bow Tie Guys for some time. It is a complex creature and it took a while for me to get my head wrapped around how to draw it. 

The Chimera is a fire breathing creature from Greek mythology. Traditionally it had the head of a lion and goat with the goat's body and a serpent tail. In current iterations have the addition of the dragons head and dragon wings. I thought it was humorous to add the bulkiness of the lions front legs and the thinness of a goats hind end.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy, Owlbear

Owlbear (oul be(ə)r)

Continuing with a mythological chimera theme, this weeks Bow Tie Guy is the owlbear.