Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hamdan heads home

An amazing development, as Hamdan was not slated to be moved for at least another month. To read the rest of the story, click HERE

Friday, November 21, 2008

Immigrants in the United States

I just finished this opinion piece on immigrants in the U.S. and a lack of acceptance that has been rearing it's head more than ever lately. As Thanksgiving is coming up, let us remember that our United States is a compilation of many races and cultures.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The finished poster

Well, this is it- a patterned tie, and a few minor touches of color and adjustments on his face. It was hand drawn but digitally painted, a first for me with a poster. Just love the Cintiq for making it that much easier to do, and still keep an organic quality to it. I'm hoping that I did Dr. King justice here. My next personal project, and I'm one of thousands I"m sure, is to do an Obama portrait.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

MLK in progress

Well, it's been quite awhile, but this project finally is moving along. In between trips to Guantanamo, teaching online and working my book series- all of which I am so loving- this project has been simmering along. I still have some details to add, it needs some livening up, some heat- so you'll see another posting when it's completely done.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Figure drawing 11/6 at Hopper House

What a turnout we had last night; the upcoming show is going to be great- only one month away. Facilitating these sessions have been such a great experience for me. I've met artists in the area, I keep my figure drawing skills sharper, and working in Edward Hopper's house is quite an honor, to name but a few of the great things that have come out of doing this.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Bin Laden's media secretary al Baluhl convicted

Today a military jury convicted Ali Hamza al Bahlul, the second conviction of war crimes before a special terror court. He was found guilty for creating an Al Quaeda recruiting video as Osama Bin Laden's media secretary. Sentencing will be read later today. I drew these images in June, when I had been sent to draw the 9/11 co-conspirators. A new courtroom had been constructed especially for the high security cases, and I wanted to sketch as much as I could to get a feel for the environment, which is a room at the back of the court for media, behind thick glass windows. It was the first time the court was being used in it's official capacity, so there were a few delays during audio cutout. At one point the judge left his post just to keep the tribunal moving forward- the drawing at the top. For more on this case and it's outcome:

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Figure drawing October 30th

Some more figure studies from our session last week. Later on Monday I'll be posting some drawings from Guantanamo Bay of Al Bahlul- his verdict will be in, and it's going to hit the news in the U.S.