Friday, July 27, 2007

"Shhhh, Don't tell......"

I am participating in "Robert's Snow: for Cancer's Cure" this year and here is the image I created. (I now have to cut it out and apply it to the snowflake!-scary.....) I wish I had more time to work on it, but it was the best I could do for now.

It is a great cause so please visit their website and make a contribution.

Here is what it looked like cut out....

Friday, July 20, 2007

Steve Gardner

This is the work of Steve Gardner who just graduated from FIT's Masters Degree program. He posts a new sketch every day and is a brilliant artist, not to mention one of the nicest people you could meet. Please enjoy his blog.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Since I got such a positive response from the frog I posted a while back I decided to develop and refine him into more than just a one time post. I named him Edmond and am in the process of illustrating a small story about him.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Cellini, The Old Bridge and Brendan

These drawings were done on the Ponte Vecchio except for the one of Brendan.

That was done in the Loggia of the Piazza Signoria at night while we listened to an orchestra set up in front of the the Palazzo Vecchio. The conductor announced that they were going to play some modern Classical music. Needless to say we were surprised when they started to play the theme song to "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". This was one of those magical evenings in Italy where anything feels possible.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

....and then there were more

Yes, he was wearing the mickey Mouse T-shirt.....

That is Brendan Munday on the bottom. A budding illustrator with so much going for him. He is a very talented man.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

More Italy sketches

I found myself trying to say a lot with hands recently. The gentleman on the bottom is Ricardo Lopez another wonderful and most talented young man....another bright future ahead. He also happens to be one of the kindest people I have ever met in my life.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Back From Italy

Most of you know I spend the month of June in Italy as Asst. Professor to Sal Catalano as he teaches a class on the Masters of the Renaissance. I spend a lot of my sketching time in the Loggia located in the Piazza Signoria drawing the tourists. I do draw the sculpture every now and then (this Loggia houses Cellini's Perseus holding the head of Medusa as well as the Rape of the Sabine by Giambologna) but the tourists are always remarkable. I have a lot more images to scan and post but I thought I would get started since I have not posted in a while.

The last image listed is of Paolo Pugliese, a most talented and prolific artist with a very bright future ahead of him.