Archive for September, 2012

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Converting Bookshelves Into a Table

September 30, 2012

As I continue to get the new studio room ready, I realized that it needs some extra shelving. I found bookshelves on sale at a local department store (Target,) so I bought a couple of them, and when I got them home I decided to turn them on their side to use as a work table as well as shelves for storage. Here you can see one of the two already assembled. It’s approximately 3.5′ x 2′ x 1′.

I screwed the two vertical shelves into the sides for more stability, and added two plywood shelves that I will later stain black. I plan to keep the center space open where I can put large raw material like drawing boards and panels. The other bookshelf will be modified the same way. I’ll place them back to back, and then probably attach a large wood panel on top to use as a work table.

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Moving In

September 21, 2012

Yes, I’m still alive and well; although, very tired. I’ve finally moved all the big stuff into the new home, and trying to figure out where to put it all. I should get back to drawing and painting soon, and I greatly appreciate those of you who have stuck around over the last few days.

On another note, I recently upgraded my old router to a newer model with a table. Right now all I can say is it turns off and on, so I still have to see how it groves. I’ll just add that to the list of things to do.

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Sketching at the Beach

September 6, 2012

Here’s a recent sketch from spending a few relaxing days at the beach, people gazing and sun soaking. A 9×12″ drawing made with an ink marker pen, Uniball Gelstick.

Something I always try and concentrate on while sketching people is to first draw the things I think will move while I’m drawing them. In this case, that was her arms. Everything else is likely to stay in place long enough to capture them before they move.

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The Grass Grows

September 2, 2012

Too long a time has past since my last posting, and this one will not be about art, but to just keep the ashes smoldering a bit, I want to show something of what I’ve been up to of late. I plan to move into the new home in a few weeks, and have been spending a great deal of time and effort getting the place ready for occupancy. The yard had been neglected for quite awhile, so in order to spring it back to life I planted grass seeds a few days ago, and shoots of it are finally starting to appear.

Please bear with me a little while longer as I will start to get back on the art track again soon.