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Sunday
Aug262018

A commission project

I have been working on this commission project given by PatronArt. It is nearly finished. This is the largest pastel drawing I have ever produced: 48" x 32". I had fun with it. Now I need to figure out how to ship this giant...

Thursday
Aug232018

"Vanitas 16" update

Just finished the figure part of this piece. Now moving onto the egg.

Sunday
Aug192018

"Vanitas 16" started

I have been working on a new graphite drawing "Vanitas 16". I am trying to finish this before the end of August. This one has a triangular composition. My model Julie is lying at the top of the picture stretching across the picture plane horizontally, and I am going to place a cracked raw egg at the bottom center. I am not quite sure how an egg might be rendered with monochromatic pencils, but will see...

Wednesday
Jul182018

"Vanitas 15" update (07-18-2018)

"Vanitas 15" is very close to the finished stage. I just need to fine tune a few things here and there. I decided to drastically darken the background by rubbing graphite powder all over it in order to heighten the contrast. I was not 100% sure about it, but I feel it was a right decision after all. It took me a while to find a right object to go with this drawing. The idea of using a feather came to me a few days ago and it just felt right, so I went with it.

Monday
Jul162018

One Eight Six Magazine

This past spring, Columbus College of Art & Design did a photo shoot of me working in the photo lab making VanDyke Brown prints on glass. And that turned into a little photo essay in a school publication "One Eight Six" that I just got in the mail. Below are the spreads. The cover photo was by our former photo student and very talented Kelsey McClellan.