Friday, January 30, 2009

Lillian Gish 1893 – 1993


Lillian Diana Gish, was an American stage
, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years

Jack in Color

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thank you, Jack and Laura

Thank you and best wishes to Jack and Laura for allowing me
to stay at their home during my time in art school (30 years ago).

STEP BY STEP PROCESS

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jim Carrey as Count Olaf


"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes" - Jim Carrey

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

400 Jones Ave - Bic Pen Version


The Humble Bic Pen...
I did two versions of this Jones Avenue home in Greenville, SC
This version was done with an inexpensive fine point "Bic pen".

I have always liked the way tonal values can be done with this pen.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Story Teller


Thanks to photographer Andrew Trask of Hungary
for the reference photo

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Toby - UMM Man of the Year


"UMM Man of the Year"
That best portion of a good man's life, His little,
nameless, unremembered acts of kindness
and of love. William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blue Jay

Reference courtesy of photographer James Ownby
http://www.ownbyphotography.com/

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Grasshopper Study

Tree Face


The tree which moves some to tears
of joy is in the eyes of others only a
green thing that stands in the way.
Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity,
and some scarce see Nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
Nature is Imagination itself.
- William Blake, 1799, The Letters

Monday, January 5, 2009

Friends


"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend."
-- Henry David Thoreau

I met this homeless friend on Main Street in Greenville, SC. He allowed me to take his photo which I used as a reference for this drawing.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Zach Taylor - MADD



Zach Taylor was a member of the Wade Hampton High School cross country team back in the year 2000. Zach and several other boys from the cross country team were running along side the road one afternoon when tragedy struck. A drunk driver had veered off the side of the road and struck several of the boys. Some of the boys were critically injured. While the boys were in the hospital, law enforcement authorities followed leads to find the hit and run driver. After some time, they were able to trace the hit and run vehicle back to the owner and place him under arrest. The man driving the vehicle had a long history of drunk driving and had also been convicted of felony DUI due to a fatality he caused in Florida. You might think it would be easy to keep these repeat offenders off the road. Tragically, it is very difficult to keep these individuals off our highways. Zach Taylor made a complete recovery. Today, he is a happy, healthy, young man with a bright future. Fueled by the tragedy, Zach's dad took this important message to the community as a leader in our local M.A.D.D. organization. In honor of Zach and his precious life, I gave this drawing to Zach and his family.

Thursday, January 1, 2009