Metamorphosis Drawings

2011.07.21

Metamorphosis, transition, change, tension.  These are small drawings, averaging 6 x 8″ in pen, ink and pastel.  More new work can be seen on my website in the Mixed Media and Ceramic sections.

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Pierced Drawings

2010.04.04

Pierced Drawing No. 1Pierced Drawing No.1

19 x 26″.  Pastel and ink on paper.  The first in a series of ten drawings of piercings.

Pierced PearPierced Pear

14 x 20″. Watercolor, aquarelle and colored pencils, pastel.  The last of a series of ten drawings with piercings.  I don’t know what inspired me to do the first few pierced drawings nor have I thought of anything clever to say about them post production.  Toward the end of the series I started poking the stainless steel ball piercing into anything sitting around simply for the absurdity and ended up with the Pierced Pear.


“I just don’t want to die without a few scars, I say. It’s nothing any more to have a beautiful stock body. You see those cars that are completely stock cherry, right out of a dealer’s showroom in 1955, I always think, what a waste.” Tyler Durden (Chuck Palahniuk), Fight Club


Late Night Cut/Paste

2010.03.29

Late Night Cut/PasteLate Night Cut/Paste

40 x 30″.  Pastel and ink on Masonite.  Inspired by too many late nights with graphics programs.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

~Suzie Wagner, 1998


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Week 2: Proportion/Line Punk Genre Out of Class Drawing, Part 1

2009.11.07

Final drawing meeting requirements for Week 2 Out of Class Drawing:  Proportional Line with characteristics of Punk Genre(s).

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Time: 1 to 2 hours a day for 4 or 5 days.  Something like that.  Paper: Rives BFK  34 x 26″  Media: black and white ink; black, gray and white pastel.

Admittedly a bit of overkill for a line drawing.  Still, it is a build up of lines.  Detail:

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Actuals: Watch parts and a piece of broken glass.   I found the broken glass in a dumpster.   I had made the watch parts I had available into earrings prior to this project so ended up having to draw from the earrings:

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Process: Loaded Rotring  fountain pen with ink + water for gray ink:

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Worked on inking in  proportional line drawing of watch parts in gray then spraying with water for runs and splatters.  Admittedly, at this point, I was doing very unpunk things like swiping up runs with a kleenex when they threatened to mess up really good parts of the drawing.

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Inked in watch parts with black ink and used spray bottle to splatter gray ink over paper stencils resembling broken glass.

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Finished with black, gray and white pastels.  Used wet brush on pastels to define glass.

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Week 2 – Sketchbook

2009.11.07

Two sketchbook drawings for the Week 2 assignment exploring Punk Genres.  I was intrigued by the juxtaposition of the anti-aesthetics of 70s punks to the romantic aesthetics of  Steampunk culture.   This assignment was entirely inspired by a conversation I had with my Intermediate Drawing Class, or rather, it was me talking and they were politely listening as I went on and on about how edgy and grimy we, that is, the 70s punks were (I was there), as opposed to the aesthetically driven 00s punk genres.  At some point I realized I had entirely lost my audience.  When I asked if anyone knew what I was talking about, 2 students did that flat handed side to side airplane-coming-in-during-a rough-landing motion which could mean absolutely anything or absolutely nothing.   And so, this assignment for the Advanced Drawing Class.

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Week 1: Gestural Tribal/Graffiti Out of Class Drawing

2009.10.31

Final drawing meeting requirements for Week 1 Out of Class Drawing:  Gestural with characteristics of  Tribal and/or Graffiti

Gestural Tribal/Graffiti

Time: 4.5 hours  Actuals: sprocket, piston, gears, butterfly wings  Paper: Canson Edition Light Gray 22 x 30  Media: black and white ink, gray felt tip marker, black, gray and white pastel  Process: Squeezed sponge loaded with ink+water onto paper for splatter effect.   Brush and ink wash to find center, define general shape.  Traced sprocket and gears with gray felt tip marker.  Gestural marking with black, gray and white pastels.  Used wet brush on pastels to refine gestural marks.

 

 

 

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