Monday, February 26, 2007

Napkin Bells

Two different bike bells, drawn from memory. They were both purchased in Japan and the one on the right was recnetly stolen. I've replaced it with a new bell that I have been meaning to draw for some time now.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Hub Spacing

I needed a few parts for my Coaster Hub so that it will be sized to fit my bike. We'll see if it works this weekend.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Figure Drawing

Tonight I went to the SVA figure drawing for the second time. Showing here is my most successful drawing of the night, it was the first longer pose. After the jump I have a few more drawings from tonight's session.

I can't wait to doing more figure drawing.

This is a page of 2 minuet warm up poses that I like. I started out drawing with the Ebony Graphite pencil but switched to a black Prismacolor pencil for the longer 20 minuet poses and was really happy with the results.

This is another long pose that was working well. I need to work a bit faster so that I can try to get both models into the composition. One of the models was a dancer and she had a really small, compact, muscular body that was really interesting to draw.

I was able to build up the tones with the Prismacolor pencils really well, much better than with the graphite. I'm planing on picking up some more Prismacolor pencils in some other colors for the upcoming Wednesdays. I would also like to try out some drawing on middle tone paper with Prismacolor pencils. I think I have an old pad of paper from foundation drawing that should take with me next week.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's Bed Time

I've been thinking about building a platform bed frame for quite some time now but the project has remained in the planning stages ever since college. I've always regretted not working on this project while in school when I had access to a full wood shop as well as the free time and free space back in Cincinnati. Every year or so I revisit the idea and try to flesh it out a bit more in the hopes that I will actually take the plunge. I put together a rough plan over the weekend for a bit of Home Depot reconnaissance work and this photo shows the paper along with my notes and ideas.

After the jump I have a more refined drawing with a plan view and side and end elevations.

It's mainly comprised of 2x4's held together with lag bolts. I'm not entirely sure that it will be stable enough as I've designed it but I guess there's only one way to find out. Unfortunately the frame hasn't been built yet and I don't have a date for Valentine's day so I guess the testing will have to wait.

I have added a center leg to support the center of the frame as I've seen them on some of the bed frames sold at DWR. I've also started an Excel spreadsheet in order to keep track of the parts needed and as a way to track the total cost of the project. I guess the tools that the merchants and pre-production people at my work use are good from something after all. Hopefully with all of this careful planning I will actually pull it together this time and complete the project.

sweet dreams!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Home Sick

I slept in today until nearly 2 pm which I think I needed because I'm finally feeling a bit better. I don't have a temperature but this is me being "classic" sick. I'm also wearing a tie and a cardigan which I can't really explain but just because you are sick doesn't mean you shouldn't look your best!

I should be up and functioning again tomorrow. Spending three days straight in my apartment is a bit maddening and now that my cough has subsided somewhat I think make it back into the world.

See you soon!

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Finally a new post. I'm feeling sick so sorry about the lack of explanation but I feel like crap.


Wednesday, February 07, 2007

B-Day Card

This one is pretty self explanatory, it's a birthday card for my niece Cecilia. I like the yellow paper quite a bit.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Figure Drawing

I finally made it to the SVA figure drawing session with LJ. It happens every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 9:30 and costs only six bucks. I met LJ's friend Alex, he makes some pretty great drawings and illustrations.

This is my best sketch of the evening. Drawing the human form is so difficult, hopefully if I make it to SVA more often I can improve.