I haven't spoken much about who inspires me but among those that do Belasco is certainly in the top rung, so when Gene Lightfoot asked me to contribute a piece for his birthday I was more than Happy! I remember when I first saw his work YEARS ago. I scoured the Internet to find as much work of his as possible. I'd go further but this post isn't about me, and of course he needs no introduction so I just wanted to say, thanks and Happy Birthday to one of the best in the biz! Hope you enjoy my tribute to you!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
I met Donnie at my last art show. He was a nice friendly guy, cheerful, pleasant, not full of himself, and it didn't hurt that he was pretty easy on the eyes. Considering that and the fact that I always had work or a prior engagement the last few times he modeled, I was looking forward to finally adding him to my sketchbook. Lets just say I wasn't disappointed.
As far as the drawings themselves, I think my enthusiasm shows and Im particularly happy with how the more loose sketches came out. I have a habit of being a bit tight with my renderings so this was a good change of pace. I think I'll try it more often!
Saturday, June 6, 2015
So I've realized I've been updating all over social media but I haven't updated here on the home page. Picking up where I last left off at the end of March, the Dirty Little Drawings show was quite a success! Over 50 artists participated so you can imagine the turnout of viewers and supporters. There's so many highlights from that weekend but to name a few, I was able to hang out with fellow artist and fashion illustration legend, Robert W. Richards & Charles Leslie, one of the founders of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art. I sold 10 of 12 pieces and made so many connections with other artists/models. It was quite the experience and my favorite show I've been in to date. Every year I do one they get bigger and better so stay tuned, there's more to come!