The Doctor.

The other day, a co-worker of mine was taking a poll, asking the question: “If you could have any super-power, what would it be?” Ensued was a conversation about what actually qualifies as a ‘super-power’. I considered the usual: the ability to fly, to teleport, to read the minds of others, to have eternal life,…

Janis.

I have been holding off on posting this quick-sketch for some time… One night, more than a month ago, I was looking for a subject to sketch, browsing the internet for someone with an interesting story and an interesting face. It was one of those times, slightly without inspiration, aimlessly and mindlessly looking for a…

Mary.

Above is a representation of my friend Mary from college. I worked from a portrait I took of her for an assignment for photography class a year or so ago. She was one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Mary is a bubbly girl who grew up in Kenya, who often wore traditional African dress.…

Seed of Insight.

This image just kind of happened. I wanted to work on facial contour and simple shading… But then I planted a sunflower in her head: how one seed of an idea can grow into something beautiful.

Drawing Self.

Only one time before have I attempted to draw my own portrait. I think I was about 12 years old and going through the usual pre-teen vanity-dilemmas, so after a ten minute quick sketch with heavy graphite I frustratingly gave up. I attempted the feat once again this afternoon by referencing a photograph from mid-2011,…

Energy.

My biggest hurdle is starting a project when I can’t foresee the end result. I can knit a scarf, but my pattern told me how it was supposed to look at the end. I can draw the scene I see in front of me, but I have that scene for reference of how it should…