Jan 15, 2019

Black Glasses

I did this illustration at the The National Arts Club in NYC during a life drawing class. I began to notice the other artists were mostly all wearing black reading glasses to assist in their sketching. So was I.

Jan 14, 2019

Plastic Catch

More than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are already floating in our oceans. About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. That's quite a bit of food for thought.

Jan 13, 2019

Dude Instead Of A Lady

I know all of the life drawing class sketches I've been posting are of female models. Occasionally there is a dude modeling at these events. Here you go ladies.

Jan 11, 2019


In a recent life drawing class, there was a Hells Angles looking guy who had arms like small telephone poles. He was in my line of vision while everyone was drawing their endless one minute poses. So I sketched him. At halftime the moderator wanted everyone to display their work and swooped in and grabbed my sketchbook. I didn't think anyone even noticed what I was up to. Tattooman turned out to be a nice guy who was more than shocked to see he was drawn by yours truely. I emailed him a high rez. Now I have a bodyguard when I draw at this joint.

Jan 9, 2019

Face Time

There is something called The Sketchbook Project. It's basically a library that holds thousands of PEOPLE's completed sketchbooks. Anyone can participate. You can purchase one of their standardized sketchbooks, then take a crayon if you'd like and make an X on each page and hand it back in. That sketchbook will then live in their library. No one is turned away. So there is a range from great artists to amateurs represented. A few months ago I was drawing near the library in Brooklyn so I stopped in. I introduced myself and showed them some sketchbooks I was working on. They were impressed to say the least. I told them I would do one for them if they liked. All work must be done in the exact same sketchbook that comes in 2 sizes. I informed them I could only draw in the larger size because I'm practically blind. They responded that I could only be given the tiny size and that the larger size was not being accepted anymore. I told them I could just get the larger size in any art store and I pointed out that we were standing in a room of thousands of that exact size sketchbook filled with crayon Xs (I didn't say crayon Xs to them but you know what I mean). Wouldn't they want to make one exception? The bureaucracy was unable to deviate from PROTOCOL. I could see that they were frozen. So they repeated over and over to me the talking points. "If I sketched nice Xs in the tiny 5 X 7 sketchbook, they would scan the Xs and put the book in their library." After hearing this several times, I realized it was fruitless and that I was unwanted. I guess its just as well because here is a drawing of a face I did recently. As you can see, I didn't follow face drawing PROTOCOL.

Jan 8, 2019

Daily Dairy Clown Show

21 million dairy calves are slaughtered for veal or cheap beef every year globally. A good reason to become vegan.

Merchant Marine

I did this sketch at a life drawing class at the Seafarers International Union in Manhattan. These artists will hold these events in any space they can rent with enough room to hold all the artists. A funny joint to sketch in for sure. I wore a little sailor outfit I own. Made everyone feel at ease.

Jan 4, 2019

Life Drawing Bushwick

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Life drawing at the Drink_N_Draw in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The place is a madhouse. Well over a hundred artists, shoulder to shoulder, crammed into every square inch. You must be a zen master to draw in those conditions.