Friday, August 15, 2008

Albert Einstein - Finished!

I had almost two hours to kill in a waiting room this morning, so I brought my art supply toolbox and the Einstein piece that I showed in progress last week. It was nice to be able to relax with my artwork for a change, rather than having to do something for someone else on deadline. This was one of those rare occasions when I could just do my thing, with nothing else in mind. I usually pick at my work, and make small adjustments even after it's "finished," and right now I see some things I could have done a bit better. However, in this case, I think I'll let it stand as is.

You might notice the increased details, added contrast for depth, and especially, that I fixed that wandering eye Albert had in my previous version. I don't have the opportunity to do ink washes very often, so this was fun!

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

'Ringo - One year later

Well, it's been a year since our friend Mike Wieringo died, and I wanted to make sure I marked the sad anniversary, without being maudlin. So, as Mike would say, "just a quick one today..."

I finished this sketch literally about 3 minutes ago. It's just a quick visual impression I have of Mike.

Despite my looking at a couple of photos, I know it really doesn't look like Mike, but it feels "right" to me anyway. I hope it does his memory justice.

We all still miss him.


Saturday, August 02, 2008

In Progress: Einstein Portrait

Last November, my wife and I had a little weekend getaway on Shelter Island, which is a small island just north of East Hampton, NY, on Long Island. While there, I began this ink wash piece of Albert Einstein. Ironically, this was created within miles of where Einstein spent a number of summers.

However, that piece of information never crossed my mind until just this moment, as I was trying to think of something interesting to write. On that note, here's the work:

I plan to add quite a bit more contrast and depth to it, and I'm hoping that by posting it, I'll force myself to commit to completing it!

I hope you have a nice weekend!