Monday, November 23, 2015

One Year Old

One-Year-Old Hero

One-year-old granddaughter Hero had her First birthday party a couple of days ago. Robin asked me to put something decorative on the wrapping of one of her presents. I opened the Photos app on my laptop and found a photo to use as reference for a sketch. Hero is the name of a character in the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing. Hero has a dog named Hamlet (in real life, not in the play). I suspect that her first uttered words after “Bye Bye” and “Mommy” will be “Anon” and “Fie!" It’s getting rather Shakespearean around here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015



Last night was the second time our Tuesday Night Drawing group had this male model. There’s definitely something “Shakespearean” about the guy. Imagine him playing Aaron (a Shakespeare super villain) in Titus Andronicus. I don’t know which was more awesome: his hair style or his body.  My drawings weren’t going very well the whole night, but the last drawing of the night, a 45-minute pose, seemed like a dramatic Shakespearean image.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Six Sketches

Folding Chair
Art Deco Mood


Back Stretch


Twisting Legs