That is...proof that I have a life beyond the ether of this blog.
What follows is some artwork I've been working on for the last month or so. They are all small colored pencil or pastel, or a combination of both, on toned paper (with the exception of one). I stumbled upon and got inspired by a premium artist whose blog is entitled, "Leslie's Drawing A Day". She travels the world looking for subject matter using Google Street View. A very clever idea, and a treasure trove for a visual artist. Thank you Leslie!
I am not quite disciplined enough to do one a day, but I have managed to produce a little over 15 in a month. A major accomplishment for this ol' procrastinator.
Not everything here is based on Google Street View. About 1/3 are my own.
And now a lame excuse: while I have gotten more serious about my art time, I haven't done the same with photographing the work. My lazy ass just drags out the iPod. So, know that some of this is distorted and not true to color. It's a poor craftsman who blames the tools, eh?
BTW, speaking of poor performance, you will noticed a couple of the drawings are posted rotated 90 deg to the clockwise. BLOGGER DID THIS...NOT I!
|African Women (colored pencil and pastel)|
|Two Oaxaca Women|
|African Market Woman|
|Beaver Street Shack|
|Breakfast at the Hy-Vee Grocery (unfinished)|
|Unfinished Green House - Bulgaria|
|Mother and Daughter - Romania|
|Waiting in the E.R.|