Monday, November 28, 2011

Bye Bye Unkle Ken

Ken Russell just passed away at 84. One of my personal favorite directors -I had just finished watching a number of his early films that he directed for the BBC. He re-imagined the Hollywood biopic. Nobody else depicted the triumphs and failures of the creative artist, with the rhapsodic splendor, squalidness and sadness quite the way he did. And he was often very funny.
Here's a 2009 drawing from my ballpoint notebook .

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Life Drawing March 2011

The last life drawing stint I managed to squeeze in this year was in March - I went to as many sketch classes in Manhattan as there were in a single week. Interesting exercise and I finally got to a few places I had never been. And I also ended up with a ferocious cold, which may or may not be the result of being around so many people in such diverse settings...