The New Doonesbury

Her title came to me in a flash. Do you remember the Doonesbury comic strips? That's what she remind me of. Something sardonic in her expression. Thay all had it. A certain incredulity in their eyes. The odd hair that always looks like it's blown but something other than wind. I played a little more … Continue reading The New Doonesbury

Evil, at Rest

Is this character evil, or could that just be the name? Either way, they are in a casual mood and look restful in mind and body. Perhaps it's an old person dressing inappropriately for their age. It's hard to tell what's going on in their eyes and mind. What do you think they are thinking? … Continue reading Evil, at Rest

Dude! That Was Electric!

Whatever just happened, this dude really tripped on it. His whole being is tingling with electricity. Is he wired from the experience, or has the experience become wired because of something else he's done (or ingested)? Who's to say. All I know is this looks like a state of mind that seems awesome to be … Continue reading Dude! That Was Electric!

Right Through You

Using only conte on this black paper remains an interesting challenge. Mainly as the key, for me at least, is to remember to apply light touches as I use the colours and then blend repeatedly. The pretty girl has caught you staring at her and isn't amused. She gives you the devil stare that challenges … Continue reading Right Through You

Deep, Philosophical Sadness

The sadness is mostly in the eyes for this guy, and maybe I took the easy road to connecting the feeling of his being philosophical, because of the beard. The funny thing is that the image that inspired this one was most definitely not Sophocles. Regardless of the source material, something inside me was coming … Continue reading Deep, Philosophical Sadness

Contemplating A Darkness

Something deliciously evil just came over this guy's mind and we are witnessing the beginning of the smile of awareness, as well as the subtle shadow that is growing from the right side of his face. He is looking right at you with a secret knowing. What did you ask him to get this look? … Continue reading Contemplating A Darkness

The Usual Mask I Wear

The inspiration for this face was so completely different than the end result, you can't imagine. My process of drawing a rough outline of the image from the inspiration source, then immediately removing the original from view, before filling it in, almost always reveals surprises. This way, I feel I am inspired by something then … Continue reading The Usual Mask I Wear

Lyric

I found this really cute drawing the other day and it's been rattling around my brain. I wasn't sure how to translate the realistic portrait into my more Expressionist style, so I did what I usually do. I put the black pencil on the paper and let go. In this case, the pencil was a … Continue reading Lyric

Myself, or My Brother

I was recently asked about a hand painted perfecto I made about thirty years ago and it got me digging through old pictures of it for the inquirer. While digging I found a small stash of pictures of myself and my brother, Wayne, when we were in our teens. We are 9 years apart, but … Continue reading Myself, or My Brother

She Is

I really wasn't sure what to say about this figure. It was androgynous, somewhat angry, evocative, abrasive, and purposfully ugly. I decided she didn't need to identify herself and anything other than who she was: She is Herself, and because of that, she is fierce, inspiring, and beautiful! Another realization regarding environmental conditions while using … Continue reading She Is