Muji

A lot of people ask me what colored pens I use in my figure drawing class sketches. The answers, Muji pens. The Japanese store Muji has a great line of colored pens in different point sizes.

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Multiple Models

My new thing in figure drawing class is to work several models onto the same page. I have many pages going at once over several weeks. When we get a new model for a class, I go back to an older page and draw the new person in over parts of an older drawing of a different model. It’s a way to keep me from boring myself.

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Turtle Stew

Annually, 250,000 sea turtles are accidentally captured, injured or killed by U.S. fisherman.One of the many reasons I went vegan 3 and a half years ago.

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Nike

I’m pushing to make sketching an extreme sport for the 2020 X Games.

Figure Drawing

I blaze my own trail in figure drawing class. The other classic artists in the class look at me funny when they look through my sketchbook. They’ve stopped asking me why I do some of the things I do. they now know I’m a bit bent.

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Chock Full Of Hands

In figure drawing class, I am a sprinter. When everyone begins sketching, I am already practically done. Nowdays I even surprise myself, so I have to draw other things in the room to fill up the time. Lately it is hands. I move to many different angles capturing hands of the model and the people drawing. My sketchbook is now chock full of them.

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Elephant Spray

I was recently in Washington DC so I drew the elephant at the Museum of Natural History. A week later I was in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens drawing the flowers. Over time, I kept adding wacking stuff to my sketch little by little. At some point, I had to tell myself to stop.

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Vegan art

May is, No Meat Month. It’s the perfect occasion to see what it’s like to give up meat for a month. Why not try it and make the world happier. This drawing is the first collaboration I’ve ever done. One of my favorite artists, John Casey, does this show each year where he supplies various artists with a line drawing of a hand and a blank pair of pants. Then you have to make it into a work of art. This is my final piece which is very much a tribute to going vegan. You can visit the website that features the art that the other artists involved came up with. https://handsandpants.com

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Elegance

I always loved people with great noses. I was overseeing a fashion photoshoot and I was killing time by drawing something from a fashion magazine. Doing my best to exaggerate every feature of this lovely girl.

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Alternative Milks

Dairy cows have been modified to produce up to 10 times more milk than they would naturally. Seems like a cruel experiment to me. Today we have great alternatives to cow's milk. You got your rice milk, soy milk,  and of course, oat milk, which they can't even keep stocked on the shelves of my supermarket. Oatly is in such high demand that the company can't keep up with the demand. It's a sign the vegans are having an impact.

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Second Animated Gif

Finished my second animated gif. I used a needlepoint work of art that my niece, Megan, made for me of my logo.

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Back Page

This is another example of me drawing the artists who are drawing the nude model at life drawing class. I like to jam a lot of stuff onto my pages. I’m a bit nutty about filling every square inch.

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Florida

I recently went on a little R&R trip to Florida. I needed to find a new way to draw my usual sea shells. This is what I did. Drew one muscle shell with plants and seaweed coming out of it. I’m always trying to reimagine the same objects over and over.

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