Posted on August 28, 2011
In 2006 I took an Illustration class in the evenings at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
One assignment was to create illustrations for a selection of Ian McEwan’s “Us or Me” from the New Yorker. I created the pen & ink drawing below, of the argument scene, when the men are fighting over the ropes of a rogue hot air balloon.
A few months later I recreated the painting by carving into a ceramic bowl I’d thrown. It’s one of my favorite bowls, although it sits in the cabinet more than it should, to keep it from breaking.
In person, it’s a lovely robin’s egg blue. and the finish on the glaze is almost velvety. I really enjoyed carving that rope pattern into the clay. I should use that bowl more.
Posted on August 23, 2011
I took a couple art classes at Cornell and one of them was a focused independent study on portraiture. I mostly worked on self-portraits since I was afraid my friends would be offended if I drew them ugly by accident.
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These models came from magazine photos, so they couldn’t get mad. The original magazines are long lost so we can’t even judge accuracy anyway. Just trust me, they’re spot-on ;).
Posted on August 22, 2011
Posted on August 20, 2011