POSTED ON Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 23:56

The third drawing in this graphite series.

Still working within the same toolset. Can't wait to use what I've learned on paper.



POSTED ON Friday, March 30, 2012 - 00:19

Drawing two in the graphite series.

Enjoying creating gauze-like backgrounds. Horizontal again. I'm finally feeling more comfortable with them.

Love making these little pencil scribbles.


POSTED ON Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 15:37

Switching back to a horizontal group of drawings.

I love drawing with graphite. I love all the grades of softness that I can use to make marks based on pressure. I can use the same amount of pressure and use a different grade and get a completely different line. I can choose a hardness that no matter what I do I get the same line. It's a whole different set of tools.

These drawings are intended to have the graphite color space. I created a number of tools that would act the same for a series of drawings. This is the first. Now to see what happens.


POSTED ON Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 07:56

Continuing with black and white. Only one special tool.
Quick marks.

POSTED ON Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 23:58

Wanting to make the fewest marks.
Like dragging a vine charcoal across a newsprint pad.

Turning my finger this way and that twirling.


POSTED ON Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 23:42

Working black and white. That's it.


POSTED ON Friday, March 23, 2012 - 16:08

Got a little tuned up on the energy in this one.

Took a little longer working on the drawing. Did some erasing this time. Just a little. I'm really into the tool I made with the multiple lines sorta like a comb. I'm thinking about what kind of tool I can make that mark on paper in my studio. I want a tool to add to my box — so I can call on it anytime.


POSTED ON Friday, March 23, 2012 - 14:02

Draw. Simple. Quick. Don't think. Repeat. #imakeart


POSTED ON Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:42

Making a drawing a day is like running a gaunlet at times. If you put your head down and cover your head you'll make it through. That's what it felt like when I was making this drawing. Making open marks, making them fast. Running as quickly as I could.

POSTED ON Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 10:51

Some playful repetition and transparency.

I really haven't made these marks in my works on paper. They are new in these experiments. I have been experimenting with these marks in a number of these iPhone drawings. Testing the feeling of the marks and techniques I would like to try to replicate in larger drawings with big drawing implements.

This one is very earthy feeling.

I may make some efforts in this direction in the studio soon.