Hello to the ghosts that read this. I am writing this as I wait for my external hard drive to stop reformatting.
2019 is off to a good start. I have 5+ shows lined up in different neighborhoods.
I have been drawing a lot lately. I think it’s a way to combat the hibernation of winter, and because my photography isn’t as bountiful as I would prefer, but I gotta keep the creativity healthy. All these fresh concepts and nobody to shoot. But I digress… I have been really enjoying drawing again, I feel really connected to what I am working on, and I just love getting “lost” in the work.
I am working on a series called “Predators & Prey” where I am doing large scale drawings of animals. It started with an owl, then a coyote came, and then lionesses. I thought to myself, what do they have in common? They are predators. So I am going to work on a “prey” side to the project as well.
The latest drawings I have done are of models and celebrities that I admire or find visually grasping. I really want to improve myself, and I feel like I am advancing. The jump from “Simu” to “Manny” was a real game changer. I tried different techniques and they really seem to pay off. The latest work is my “Alpha kai Omega” drawings (attached). I wanted to draw this model that I admire named Dimitri something. I found some shots that were really challenging in light and form, and I went with it. I wanted to do a drawing that was representational and subtle to the “beginning and the end”. My work often has meaning and messages in them, but they are often overlooked for the “eye candy”. So I guess it’s a little nod just to me.
I’d like to get my drawings uploaded to my site. I don’t know how I would go about photographing them. They are gigantic, so I need space, and some drawings (like the graphites) are shiny, so lighting can be real tricky.