Monday, June 29, 2009


yesterday, i completed a little (really--it's quite tiny) painting for a mr. thomas h. cook, who heads the richard c. von hess foundation:

it's of both the state flower and state insect of pennsylvania.

i finished this other drawing a week or so ago, after i discovered that heliconius melpomene, the butterfly called "the postman," was named as such due to their tendency to follow the same flight path every day. clever little insect:

the forewing shapes are a bit off, but that's just what you get when you try to draw something from memory. mark tocchet would be disappointed in me.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


It's been yonks.

I drew jimmy. For fun. :)

I've tried so many times, and I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere with his tricky, tricky likeness. It's still not as good as it could be, but it's the best that I have yet achieved.

This, as well as a few other drawings, live inside of my handmade sketchbook:

Hopefully it will last me throughout the summer, and my execution of the coptic bind will prove competent enough for it to hold together. I'm glad that I chose to sew a couple of signatures of kraft paper inside--I like having options.

I hope to get my booty in gear, and actually complete some finished pieces soon!