This is some quick sketches I copied from someone else work. I was trying to loosen up.
This is our last two cats: Bootes (the black mother), and Dickens, the last of the litter that we kept. They got left on the farm, which we homesteaded, with the new renters; it just didn't seem fair to bring them back to civilization. After that we couldn't bear having anymore pets.
Another quickie animal doodle; done same day as the other animal quickies.
Some efforts to create cartoon characters.
It's an orange.
An early portrait, sketched from an ad, which I haven't used in my gallery-workshop, or included in the archive yet.
Some notes and sketches for an idea I had for one of my Illustrated Manuscripts. If you'd like to see some finished pieces go to: http://pats-cyberspace.tripod.com
Look for the gallery/archive pages. There is actually 3 sites: this URL links them all together. If you follow the leads there
is Disney coloring pictures in the kids pages.
I don't think I got this one in there yet.
This Illustrated Manuscript is not in my web sites either yet; this is the first time it has been presented for public display.
This is another one; I'm on a roll here today. I may not be around for awhile after the 3rd, so I'm
making the most of it.
One night, when I lived at my brothers chalet; about 1980, I noticed my reflection in the thermopane window. The overhead light created an image that looked like a Picasso painting. I couldn't resist
sitting with my sketchbook propped on my knee doing this.
This is a little warm up exercise. I like to work with pencil when I haven't painted in awhile.
These last three are prelinaries, in sequence, for an eerie self portrait. The face highlights were done in very soft white, kind of ghostlike; the stars were the focal point. I had had a dream which suggested that the moles on my face and neck, if laid out flat, made up the constallation Gemin. I was into Astrology at the time. The end result was great; it's hanging on my cousins wall in England now.