Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
My friend Ericka broke her ankle a few weeks ago, and was fitted with a walking cast. Ericka is an avid photographer, and does a lot of photography around her city, Minneapolis. As she most often travels by bike or on foot, the boot has definitely been cramping her style. Last week she mentioned wishing she could get out and take more photos, but the boot was hampering her mobility. That instantly made me think of Jimmy Stewart's situation in "Rear Window," and I was inspired to make this drawing.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
It feels as though I've been drawing a lot lately, I just don't have a lot to show for it. This is a sketch I made over the winter, in efforts to make the winter blahs go away. Today I inked and painted it, and pretty soon it will be printed on notecards for me and mine and you and yours.
Right now I'm watching Beautiful Losers, a film about independent artists in the mid-1990s. It's amazing. I'm starting the part about Margaret Kilgallen, one of my biggest influences/inspirations, and it's just really great to see and hear her (and the other artists, too) talking about why they do this and where they're coming from. You know I draw swimmers, well, the other day I remembered Margaret painted some swimmers, too, and for a second it felt like such a tangible connection to someone I'll never get to meet, but whose art has influenced me for many, many years.