Thursday, April 30, 2015
It's finally feeling like spring in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. To celebrate, I am on a rabbit frenzy. I have been studying and drawing them for a few weeks. As such I will be posting different kinds of rabbits over the next few weeks.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful locations I have visited. I love the small villages and the coast line of North Eastern Italy. This is one of my sketches from Monterosso, one of the larger villages.
This particular building fascinated me because of the arch, the size and the odd shape.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I believe I have said this before, but I love Venice. I love the bridges. I love the buildings tilting every which way. I love the plethora of antennas. I love the color, the water, the feel of the city. It is simply magical. This is the first of many sketches from my latest trip to Italy.
I sketch in a 7 x 11 Canson sketchbook. I try to go as fast as I can so that I can draw as much as I can in every location I visit. when I get home, I ad the color electronically using Adobe Photoshop. I make sure to do a minimal amount of editing to the drawing so as to keep true to what I saw.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I've been waiting to post some finished work, but I realized with the current work load I have that that will not happen for some time. I have been amassing a great deal of sketches though. This was done one evening at The Stage, a local hamburger place that has live music. I love going with Julia, drawing the musicians, and eating some great burgers. You can visit their site at stagefoodandmusic.com.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Artist, Illustrator, Barclay Tucker unveiled his latest work earlier today to applause and wonder. The boldness and reaction to his latest body of art literally broke the Internet. Mike Dente head IT guy at Lyndon State College was alarmed. “All of the servers in a small region of the North East Kingdom were overloaded by the demand to see this new work. It shut the system down.”
Tucker said of this new work, “I had been doing the bow tie thing for a long time. It was getting trite. I needed to find something artistically challenging.” He mentions that in creating this new look he went back to the art he was creating in the early seventies. “I realized that was who I really was as an artist. There was a rawness and an innocence that I had lost.” Even with the rejuvenating work Tucker says “process of making these illustrations is exhausting. I spend days agonizing over each stroke, every color, but it is worth it.”
The Editor of the papers said that they could use these for such topical issues as getting a new traffic light in town to articles about global warming. “Their versatility is amazing.”
Tucker’s reaction to the popularity of this new work was humble and appreciative, “I am excited about the response, I had considered moving on to neck ties, but I felt there wasn’t a market for it. This type of illustration is universal. It speaks to the issues of today. I have The Caledonia Record and LSC’s Critic beating on my door to use these illustrations in their editorials.“
If you have any questions or want to purchase prints of his work please contact the artist via e-mail.