Wednesday, September 30, 2009

page 4 figure

i lose the lightest grey tone with my scanner... oh well. going to try to get another couple of these done before saturday. why? i'm leaving for north carolina. i'll take a laptop and camera, so i'll post occasionally while i'm there. i'm shooting for one drawing a day for this book. want to get it in the mail to arthouse by mid november.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

page 3

another page done, sticking with this format... as the pages progress i may change to something else. 37 to go...

Monday, September 28, 2009

page 2

page two of the project... my mother-in-law has lived with us off and on through-out the years. nonstop for the past decade. a couple years ago she had a stroke, so we have been taking care of her. a few days ago we found out she has cancer. suk, my wife, is having a rough time dealing with it, i am trying to help her and her mom as best i can.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

new project for arthouse

Arthouse has another sketchbook project going on... The Sketchbook Project 4. they give you a theme and you make a book from it. the book is due back to them by the 1st of december. the show will go on tour like the last one. this time the books stay at arthouse afterwards to be part of a permanent collection or library of books. here's my 1st/title page... only 39 to go... the book they sent is a 5.5"X8.5" cahier style moleskine. the paper is ultra thin so bleed through is a serious problem, oh well...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

9 feet... done... almost...

last lady in the book, now to go back and finish the small stuff on six pages. tomorrow i start the arthouse sketchbook project. needs to be turned in by the 1st of dec... wish me luck!

Friday, September 25, 2009

i want my cookies...

three more pages= 2-3 more women/girls/ladies... i love drawing women, but God, i'll be happy when this is finally done! i talked to a woman today who seemed interested in the tattooed lady theme i am thinkin' about doing. there are plenty of subjects here... many who will pose!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

the darker side...

4 more pages, then go back through and add little details and more color... my mind is blank, sorry, not much to say...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


i dig the eccentric, but my appearance is very conservative... most my friends thought i was a cop when they first met me...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

windy in NYC

the lady on the left is a friend and talented artist from NYC... i made her hair messed up from the wind (the wind is something i remember from my few visits to the big apple). this picture doesn't do her justice. i may try to draw her again later.

Monday, September 21, 2009

what can i say, i like women with dark hair...

my birthday was pretty eventless. i walked about town, drew nothing, took no pictures... came home to an empty house, ate my dinner, then drew the next part in my moleskine. now it's time for bed... early day tomorrow. funny, i don't feel any older, and i still act like a kid...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

my birthday...

another year older... still drawing. i've only missed a few days since i decided to draw something everyday. on those days i didn't, i made it a point to do something art related. time for bed, goodnight...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

and they go marching on

got home early enough to draw... so i did. going downtown tomorrow to get some more ideas... i also plan on taking a bike ride in the hills.

Friday, September 18, 2009


the pages are dwindling... i have a few more ideas for future books... good night.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

back to work

... not much to say... back to drawing.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

the big red wagon

there's a rather large sculpture of a radio flyer wagon in riverfront park, done by ken spiering. it is the largest in the world... the handle is a slide, that the kids love. i have never taken a slide on this bad boy... maybe i should.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


did a little more after repairing the lawn mower (again) and some other garage tools... looking forward to tomorrow, another day off! still a few hours left in today, maybe i'll draw some more.


slow progress, spent the weekend in seattle area moving my daughter... went downtown but didn't draw, should have... lots of interesting things and people to draw there!

Monday, September 14, 2009

walk in the park

took a walk in manito park today. sat down on a bench in the japanese gardens to sketch. i didn't feel overly self-conscious and finished most of this there. i'll try to fill this sketchbook with sketches done around town.

Friday, September 11, 2009

tattoo you...

this didn't scan too well, oh well, i'll be posting again once it is finished and the next couple pages are drawn...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

other pages so far...

couple more shots of the current moleskine. been working a lot slower than i had planned on. work has been far to busy, and so has the home life.

Monday, September 7, 2009

more color...

Actually got the pens out today... The weather here is starting to turn, I hope to enjoy the rest of summer before it is gone. Next weekend I take Kristine, my daughter, back to Bellingham for school.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

working in colors or my grey heart...

Going back through this moleskine... Friday talked to a gallery owner and he has booked me for a solo show in June of next year. He looked at my last sketchbook and wants to do a show of my sketchbooks. I agreed, so I plan on finishing a few more by then, as well as a dozen or so of framed sketches... I also got a call from another place that wants to sell the ceramic whistles... I only have a few left, guess I better start making more.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


About one third of this Japanese album style moleskine is roughed-in. Now, I need to go back and do more details and the back ground...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

another dark haired woman...

something about dark hair and eyes... will continue on this theme. eventually other hair color may make its way into this book.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

last night...

Suk, my wife, was really into the movie she was watching. normally she moves around too much to draw. This moleskine will have various drawings of her throughout the years we've been together. That's 24 of them almost exactly, wow, where did the time go, and wow, i feel old...