Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
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
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
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
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
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: