Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Power of Yes

The Power of Yes
Colored Pencil

The Pop artists showed us that we can appropriate imagery from commercial sources -- changing the context changes the meaning. Something I enjoy doing is collecting various images from multiple sources and moving them around to see how new meanings can be created. Once the collage is finished, I can use it as a reference for drawing. I finished this one this week.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This is a charcoal portrait of my father, George Wales. While drawing it, I thought about all he has meant to me in my life. He is the man I admire most.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Virtual Tour of my Art Room

Here is one corner of my art room at Rowe Junior High -- the portion that was somewhat orderly when I was taking pictures. This area shows a display I have showing the comics making process.
The centerpiece of this display is a gift from graphic novelist Chris Schweizer. The creator of Crogan's series of graphic novels gave us a gift of original comic art -- a page from Crogan's Vengeance. Along with a comics page, he gave us the thumbnail sketch for this page, and another piece that shows the whole process of making a comic -- from idea to finished art.

This photo is my collection of artist action figures, including Van Gogh and Warhol. They don't make nearly enough of these, but there is a Michelangelo that is on my Christmas list this year.