Periodically I post sketches on my FaceBook wall. Usually it is while I'm enjoy a croissant and coffee at the world famous Bernice's Bakery in Missoula. It is interesting to me because I usually I get a very positive response when I do this. Perhaps the reason is that perhaps people are familiar with my assemblage but they are not privy seeing the process of thought that goes behind the creation. I should mention that not every assemblage starts with a sketch. Sometimes I work on sketches to resolve certain issues after I've started on a piece...or sometimes I just work on sketches for the sheer joy of drawing...or as Mike Myers used to say as his character Simon: "DrawRing".
It was mentioned to me that perhaps an interesting thing to do would be to post my sketches once a week, every week. Well the idea seemed like a good one to me so without further ado I'd like to invite you to the first installment of: Sketched-Out Monday 5-17-2010
Here's one I did on a plane ride a week or so ago...Captain Ahab. It would make a nice shrine. I'm looking for a toy whale and then maybe I'll get rolling on this one.
This is a pretty raw sketch. I have a small figurine in the studio that looks like this guy...so in this case I'm trying to get some bright ideas.
Some of you saw this on FaceBook. This is St. Michael battling el Diablo. I have a piece in the studio that I've started; snake headed devil being jostled by the gear propellered Michael . I'll show you the assemblage when I get it a bit further.
This is Archangel Gabriel...just an idea I'm working through. After I finished this I was looking around and it just so happens that I have two trumpets in the studio.
Those savvy with Tarot will know this guy right away. This is the Magician. This is a very quick sketch. Most of my drawings start this way...very fast sketches that might get filled in later...or not.
Well that's it for this weeks episode of Sketched-Out Monday. I'll be posting another batch of sketches next week. Same Bat Time same Bat Place.