Day 27 – Does this skeleton remind anyone else of Henry Winkler? I couldn’t help but think of him as I worked on it. I think this is one of my favorite skeletons because it looks the friendliest. Pen on colored pencil.
Day 28 – I forayed into the land of arteries. I love arteries.
My Brother-in-law has been following my sketches and sent me a link to a poem I did not know, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Skeleton in Armor.” It’s a great tale of old with some beautiful lines about death. If you’d like to read it, it’s here. Thanks, Pat!
Pen and colored pencil.
Day 29 – No longer are my skeleton sketches only of humans!
So, this got complicated because bones on top of bones represented with little dotted lines turns out to be… a big bunch of little dots. Also, look how lumpy the skull is! Maybe it got hit on the head by a viking.
This week included some fun creative projects outside of my sketchbook. Day 24’s creative piece was a performance at the Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network Conference. You can see a pic of it here.
Day 23 – Back to skeletons. Pen over colored pencil.
Day 24 – Playback performance for the Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network and this:
Day 18 – I made two pieces and ended up feeling both pleased and disappointed with both of them. The first sketch was inspired by a line in West Side Story. One of the Jets tells Anybody’s something to the effect of “Why don’t you go put on a skirt?” and she says “Scabby knees.” Pen on Paper.
My disappointment with Anybody’s’ portrait (that is a punctuation conundrum) led to a second drawing, a neon sign and menu for the imaginary Dickensian eating establishment “Oliver! The Restaurant” – wouldn’t you love to have Ron Moody’s Fagin as both server and cook? I would, my dears.
Day 13 – Happy Birthday, G!!! – “Blue shoes I bought from a mobile home/shop on the outskirts of the dusty old olive groves.” 10 points to the reader who can guess where these old olive groves are located.