Friday, March 28, 2014

sketch a day 31

Masha reading in a coffee shop while I scribble with a ball point pen.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

sketch a day 30 - Matthew Pionk

Tribute to my fellow soldier in "deuce four" 1/24 Inf regt. 25th Inf Div. SFC Matthew Pionk is seen here based on a photo from our 2004-2005 deployment, as those of us who served with him will remember, ALWAYS with a dip in. From training, to deployment, he was always our "acting" platoon sergeant. He was at this time a Staff Sergeant, which technically is not the proper rank for a line platoon sergeant, so occasionally our unit would come up with an E-7. But we all knew somehow he was going to be our platoon daddy on deployment, and he was such a good leader. We did have a proper PSG, SFC Viau who was a good leader for a time but was seriously wounded in a mortar attack, and once again Matt Pionk took his natural place as Platoon Sergeant. He was the type of leader that took his mission seriously, to train us up to be combat ready and manage day to day stuff within the platoon. Pionk would never throw a soldier under a bus to look good to the higher ups, he had zero pretense and made sure everyone was squared away. Rest in Peace.

his obituary

Monday, March 24, 2014

sketch a day 29

these got away from me over the weekend, back to back birthdays for my wife and father, and about 170 miles of driving. Ill catch up...:)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sketch a day 24

Final day of my first class at Sadie Valerie atelier. Had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed meeting a couple other students there and talking with our instructor James Edmonds. I learned a lot and look forward to taking another class.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

sketch a day 21

just got my Wacom driver installed on this temporary laptop. 15 in screen not enough!

Monday, March 10, 2014

sketch a day 19

sci fi sketching. Not the most original piece, but fun to start and stop something with out too much time involved and be satisfied with the outcome. Perhaps working this up later.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

sketch a day 18

Arthur laid down to take a nap, 10 min later he got up and said he wasn't tired. I was able to sketch his toy in that period of time... Back at it.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sketch a day 17

Well I dis two posts Thursday , but nothing Friday so I will make up another by this weekend. Having a blast with my son and was driving and visiting a museum and relatives all day yesterday. Today I will post figure drawing week 5. Only one week left!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

sketch a day 16

morning color sketch blocked in

taking it a bit further tonight. composition is still looking a bit to right handed with all the lines pointing up and to the right. going to to attempt to fix it next.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

sketch a day 15

Started a little thumbnail and started working it up in some loose line work for a painting when time permits.

Monday, March 3, 2014

sketch a day 13

almost 2 weeks in and this has been harder than I thought to keep a daily sketch. Some have turned into little more than doodles, others a bit more. Either way it feels good to make it a priority in addition to the many other things that have to happen each day with work and home life.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

sketch a day 12

This one is really more of a mental note to record an idea I had for later. Celebrated Arthurs 3rd birthday today, really fun and full day.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sketch of the day 11

Another class at the atelier, progress on the drawing has moved into the rendering phase. I love this meditative component, my biggest challenge at this point is slowing down and being methodical as my commercial work has tended me toward speed and trying to resolve all areas of an image a once . So fun!!!