Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
This fellow was in Rosa Parks circle with televisions physically strapped onto his person. I thought this was his actual entry, since performance and time-based pieces are allowed albeit uncommon. But no, this was just an elaborate promotion to encourage people to go see whatever his real entry is, several blocks away.
And now, I give you, all three griffins, finished, damaged, refinished, and on display at last in 2010 ArtPrize:
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
on Ransom street between Fountain and Lyon, the patio out front of the GRCC library
I want everybody to take pictures of themselves with the griffins and post them to the FB page
make sure to register tomorrow and VOTE FOR US cuz we r broke!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
last night in the first official class of my graduate painting studio, our professor (taking a deconstructive approach) had us draw lit cubes and spheres in charcoal for 3 hours. It was like a freshman drawing class, and while I didn't completely embarrass myself, it was also not my finest hour.
thankfully, I was able to restore my self-esteem a wee bit today, when our writing workshop professor sent us to the met, which is one of my all time favorite places to sketch!
even though I have been to the met dozens of times, today I found significantly large rooms that I had never before come across, including one of my new favorite spots, the visible storage gallery.
Here are the doodles from today:
Panther and Cubs, by Edward Kemeysbust of Paul Wayland Bartlett, by Clinton Ogilviedid not bother to keep the info on the following
Sunday, September 12, 2010
hopefully you are all fans of the griffins facebook page. If so, you should have already been informed that the griffins got mentioned in a couple local media outlets. For those of you who may not be within the distribution regions of the Grand Rapids Press or RevueWM, I have faithfully scanned and now post those pieces here for you
Grand Rapids Press:And also, the griffins now have their own twitter! so all you tweetheads go forth and become followers! so that we can spam you with updates on progress, media, and most importantly, how and when to CAST YOUR VOTE
Friday, September 10, 2010
as you may well know, every Tuesday and Thursday Society of Illustrators hold sketch night. Tuesdays is nude, Thursdays is costumed. Its got fun live music, excellent models, and a reasonably priced cash bar. I frequented it with some regularity last summer. Now that I am in New York for good, I intend to go whenever possible.
I hit it up last night, and here are some doodles for you.
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that one stinks up the joint a bit. I made the head a little bit too big and sort of accidentally gave her a man's face. And not just any man's face, either. Now that I look at it, I totally drew the face of my friend Joe Bierma, which is odd, I must admit.
This one is a darn shame. I'm pleased with the way I drew the figure, but that head! barf! I erased and started over and that I think only made it worse. It certainly doesn't help that I switched to a black prismacolor to redo the head.
That sketch reminds me of when I was in high school I used to doodle these nice imaginary figures, but I was afraid to do the faces because I didn't think I could do them well, so rather than ruin a nice figure with a terrible face, I would draw animal's heads on them. I sort of wish I had done that here.
There. That's much improved.
Last pose of the evening:
Thursday, September 9, 2010
classes started yesterday for the masters in illustration at SVA.
Not only are there literally hundreds of places in the area that will deliver any crazy food I want to me in my studio, but the facilities are beautiful.That there is my new studio space. It needs to get a bit more lived in, but that will happen soon enough.
This is the view of Chelsea from our studio loft.the wall of fame showcase displaying the many published works of the program's alumni:Some of my classmates hanging out in the kitchenSpeaking of my classmates, team, there are but 18 of us in the class of 2012. Please allow me to introduce them to you
Rebecca ZomchekRafael AlvarezLiPei Huang