Days 56 through 60

Highlights, Philadelphia Weekly

Day Fifty Six

Took the weekend off, to do a little recording for the upcoming JJHD cd, visit with my son home from Chicago, and spend some time with my Mom up from Florida for a brief spell. Not much going on today, just a few rough sketches for upcoming projects.

Day Fifty Seven

Still awaiting okays on a couple projects, so in the meantime, I worked up a pen and ink sketch of actor Robert Ryan. There was an interesting article on this actor in Sunday’s Times, which has been percolating in my head for the past few days. This is also a pen and ink style that I’m thinking of using for an upcoming book project, so I’m doing a little practicing in getting the bugs out before it begins.

Day Fifty Eight

Again, working in black and white line, I tackled a portrait of Esperanza Spalding today. I think I overworked this one just a little bit. The hardest part about line work and cross hatching is knowing when to say ‘when’.

Day Fifty Nine

Didn’t actually get much drawing done today. Went on a long bike ride and helped a friend pack up his belongings for a move out to Denver for most of the day today (plus an evening band practice). So, today’s drawing will actually be a sample of one of 16 sketches I did yesterday afternoon for an upcoming book project. The finishes for these illustrations will probably start appearing next week, as I get them completed.

Day Sixty

I’ve spent most of today working on a cover illustration for a magazine client (a rough sketch was posted earlier in the week). I’ll be posting the finished version in a few days, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the ‘in-progress’ work.