Perspective Still Life

3 point perspective still life

This was an early piece made from toned paper and charcoal. What I love most about this piece was the strong shadows and how challenging my point of view was. I actual sat on the concrete floors of the studio for weeks just at the edge of a table holding these objects. We have a monk looking towards the heavens, fruit peeking over the edge of a bowl to greet us, and the active wings of Nike. For me, this piece sings of an eventful moment, almost foreshadowing it.

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Key Chain Still Life

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After some classes in Drawing Fundamentals, I took a strong interest in observing for accuracy. It takes a good amount of effort to shut of the symbolic brain and draw what I actually see rather than what I think I see.

For example, drawing a piece of paper on a table is difficult. The reason for this being because your brain wants to make a square or rectangle, when its actual shape is some weird, angular four sided object.

Convocation Piece-Fall 1

convocation piece fall 1

This piece is a part of a series of “Doodles” which I use to play with movement, weight, and patterns. I usually will draw one once a month, as a warm up technique. I use a black sharpie and a blank piece of computer paper and allow these shapes to take form. This is a good technique for the imagination and to get creative flow. Additionally, each piece in this “Doodle” series is inspired by a speech or public conversation.

Water Color Sketch – Right Eye

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I would consider this piece to be a drawing rather than a painting. The reason for this being that the process of painting in watercolor has so strong of a drawing foundation. The watercolor used simply highlighted the lines of a quick pencil sketch, while adding chroma to the image.