Monday, December 05, 2011

Sketchbook drawings, November 13-December 3

A selection from almost 200 drawings I've made recently in an 8 1/2 x 11 sketchbook. I took the pictures with my phone as I made them, which accounts for the variation in lighting, contrast, background, etc.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Expedition to the Interior" on Ubuweb

My piece "Expedition to the Interior" is now part of the Ubuweb visual poetry archive, and available for download as a Ubu editions pdf, at a much higher resolution than it was previously here. Just scroll down to "M," the list is in alphabetical order.

(page 3)

Here is the direct link to the pdf
, but really you should explore the entire archive, beautifully curated by Derek Beaulieu. Thanks, Derek!

(cross-posted with Abstract Comics)

Monday, August 15, 2011

Drawings, May-August 2011

In chronological order:

30" x 22"

30" x 22"

17" x 14"

30" x 22"

17" x 14"

24" x 19"

24" x 19"

And three more sketchbook drawings from the same period:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A sequence

On Monday I posted this four-page piece on Abstract Comics. I then meant to post the original art for it here, but we had a bad storm, tornado warnings, and a tree that fell on a power line, causing us to lose electricity for a day and a half. We've had a couple more blackouts since--I think the power company's infrastructure took quite a beating--but now the juice is back up and--cross my fingers--looks like it is so for good (or at least until the next thunderstorm).

Anyway, here is the art. In a Japanese (but made in China) spiral sketchbook, 162 x 225mm. I had sixteen blank pages left in it, and so I decided I would draw a sixteen-page sequence, each image building up on or somehow following on the previous ones. So it was basically an abstract comic drawn straight, with no pre-planning whatsoever, something I haven't done in a good long time. My other "constraint" was that I had to draw four pages a day, every day--which is what I did, from May 12 to May 15. A few days later I went through the whole book, adding small elements here and there to make it flow better, and I added a cover drawing. I also tore out all the unrelated pages (it was only a 20-page notebook to begin with), so now it's kind of like a little artist's book, I guess.

Friday, May 20, 2011

More sketchbook drawings, March-May 2011

French laid paper sketchbook, about 296 x 209 mm.