Jun 6 2013

Elemental Sketches

I’m Working on something new, the personification of the 4 basic elements. I have been playing with this theme since my twenties, still exploring.

portraits, sketches, drawing, pencil, elements, kevin parks artist, jpg

Two faces older and younger.

 

portraits, sketches, drawing, pencil, elements, kevin parks artist, jpg

 

portraits, sketches, drawing, pencil, elements, kevin parks artist, jpg

 

portraits, sketches, drawing, pencil, elements, kevin parks artist, jpg


Jun 5 2013

Post-It Peeps 12 &13

Haven’t scratched out a post it for a while. Here’s two.

post it sketch, portrait, pencil, kevin parks, drawing

Listening for that high lonesome sound

 

post it sketch, portrait, pencil, kevin parks, drawing

John Snow? never heard of him

 


May 1 2013

The Prince of Frogs

Working on some frog princification.

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketch, pencil, cartoon

frog prince sketches, pencil, cartoon


Mar 26 2013

Red

Just trying something new

pencil sketch, fez hat, portrait of a man, color

fez hats are cool


Mar 24 2013

Mini Epiphany and Sketch Dump

Last night I sat down to create a drawing for the upcoming art show at the Stoneworks gallery in Ventura for the First Friday event. The theme this time is “Beard and Mustache”. I don’t know why but as much as I wanted to do a really special piece I just didn’t have it in me. I have been very blue and scattered these past months especially since my move but I did manage to scratch this out of my pencil:

col-erase pencil, sketch, god, man

God + man

 

I didn’t know what to think of this doodle but I felt it wasn’t working so I “dropped the needle” on my web browser bookmarks for inspiration and opened up this page: http://grillomation.blogspot.com/
Paydirt! what cool and amazing drawings by Oscar Grillo -so I grabbed my fountain pens and  just started drawing for the joy of it and let my mind wander. Here is what poured out of my pen. I hope this is the beginning of my getting back into my own skin again. I hope you like ’em as much as I did doodlin’ ’em.

satyr sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

That's Mr. Satyr please

Female nude sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Hey Laaydeee

King Leer, Satyr, Female nude sketch, picassoesque, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

King Leer

fish and bird sketch, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Bird's gotta swim, Fish gotta fry

space cat sketch, Catstronaught, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Catstronaught

head sketches, fountain pen, pen and ink, drawing

Wandered back to the "Stache"

So I didn’t get a piece for the show but I think I am finally shaking off the funk.

 


Mar 11 2013

Lost In Space

My stab at the Space themed infinite scroll project over at Arthouse. As usual I got bogged down and rushed this out at the last hour. I’m not sure where all the submissions get assembled into an actual scroll but here is the flicker page where they get submitted, or you can see more via Twitter – #infinitescroll

sketch, science fiction, spaceman and imaginary lover


Feb 3 2013

An Actual Doodle

Hey look, a for-real doodle on a for-real margin while talking on a for-real phone.

tiger doodle, pencil sketch, cartoon, portrait

I'm legit Bub


Dec 20 2012

Razzle

Razzle is an E.T. (Elf in Training). He recently found a stack of silver age comics in the back room of the workshop and now he is convinced he is destined to fight crime. He can be seen at night righting wrongs and thwarting evil, at least till his mom tucks him in.

Christmas elf, portrait, sketch, cartoon, Razzle

Evil beware the wrath of Razzle


Dec 19 2012

Nord

Nord was always a little bigger than his elven brothers so he never quite fit in. He worked the toy line and made quick work of it, breaking dozens of records even but his heart was never in it. No Nord loved snowboarding more than anything else, snowboarding and tending his secret green house. Well snowboarding, tending his secret greenhouse and eating lots of midnight munchies. Yeah that about sums him up.

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Nord gets the midnight munchies a lot

Note to self: perhaps Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother was not the best inspirational musical choice for elf drawing, just a thought. Hmm I’m feeling a bit peckish myself.


Dec 18 2012

Trinket

This is Trinket. She’s working to modernize Santa’s workshop. She really has her work cut out. Most folks up north are very attached to doing things the good old-fashioned way. It may take some time but she is winning over hearts one gadget at a time. Think Santa will notice that smart phone she slipped onto his sled?

Christmas elf, sketch, portrait, cartoon

Trinket's got big plans