Top Nine Favorites 2017 - Making pretty pictures...

Life drawing classes taught by Audrey Goldstein.  Her constant reminder/admonishment/chide was to avoid drawing a solo image but put it in context to better display your/its meaning. Of course, in your youth you think that your work is so breathtakingly great that you can plop something smack dab in the middle of the page (like a mic drop), then move into the annals of great art.

So not true.

Look at Kehinde Wiley's work. Bold figures pushing your imagination to connect Old World master painters with who and what we are now. You get the fact that he's forcing us to see our strength and beauty where it is frequently omitted from the mainstream. By placing them in the context of the mainstream they instantly belong. You can't "unsee" a Kehinde Wiley.

So this drawing inspired by Mimi Giek, @ee_________ made me want to surround her with something reminiscent of an art nouveau type of patterning. Not successful in the "likes" department (if that really matters these days) but an insight that maybe I could/should/will venture into creating "whole" pictures.  

ee Mimi

Limited Edition Prints - Now Available!

Really excited to finally offer limited edition prints. Check out the latest pieces in my online store. Limited edition prints depicting two pieces begun during Inktober 2016. Prints are 24"x30" unframed printed on bright white archival type paper. Each print is signed, verified and numbered by the artist. Twenty-five prints of each available. Shipping available worldwide.


Inktober 2016 Part 2

Well we made it! If you search the hashtag #Inktober2016 you will find thousands of drawings from artists all over the world. It's fun and somewhat taxing to have to produce something that you think aligns with the daily prompts and satisfies your inner critic. After I bashed the critic into unconsciousness it became easier although I have at least five false starts that I saved to resume later. Here are the last of the sketches with the prompts listed. You can find the daily commentary on Instagram @ochunsita8246

Inktober 2016

Inktober is a fun way to hone your skills as an artist. You can read more about it's creator, Jake Parker. I've tried to hang in there over the years but this year it seems to have been a bit easier. (Better not jinx myself)...Here are some of the daily images from Instagram and I hope to add more of the successful ones. The images shown here are rendered in Sketchbook Pro and will be part of an upcoming project.