UPDATE 010720: NEW! two tracings I did last year (2019) to oil-paint this year
Here are some illustrations etc. which I was able to cobble together between 1965 and present day (exception: the monkey wrench drawing was done by a friend of mine). I’ve never thought of myself as being particularly skilled in the graphic arts compared to people I’ve known. Most of my skill has been earned in creative writing (e.g., memoirs, poetry, and a film script nobody wanted); legal research and writing (e.g. litigation documents, patent applications); and technical writing (e.g., computer coursebooks). I’ve done some technical drawings which appear in U.S. patents and patent applications (mine and others’); they’re listed on my Patents/I.P. page.
below: drawings I did as a kid: one pre-K, two early grade school, three late grade school (click for actual size)
below: photo of crayon/paint portrait of Isabella Rosselini,
1986 (chip gouge in hair, slight smudge on face, grid lines
showing beneath neck; ready to be restored/touched-up).
I did this one while summering on Cape Cod that year.
From 1987. Done by a friend, an art student I roomed with during my 1L year at law school. He writes:
“So cool to see that again. Acid-free archival paper is why it still looks good. I loved setting that still life up. Strong lines of the wrench laid onto and twisted into some lightweight canvas to create dynamic tension. And pencil! Some of my best student work.”
below: frantic sketch, Reese’s® logo f/ Peter Ball’s coffee cup ca. 2004
Sketched while hanging out with Peter. I eventually got him to let me trade him something for the prized coffee cup. He liked one of my own coffee cups, a gift from a Mrs. Jameson when I worked for she & Dr. Jameson in Princeton, NJ; that one bore an Egyptian hieroglyphic design. We swapped.
Lost track of it for awhile, finally tore my place apart and found it buried in an old ceramic urn. I cleaned it vigorously with soap & water, vinegar, rubbing alcohol and Everclear®. Then I had to give it to a woman named Paige.
below: some individual pics from my storyboard, and a scan of one of the working sheets from Chapter 0