These are some sketches and drawings that I dug out of my old notebooks. Some are recent and others are from when I was only 15 (in 2002.) These aren’t really commissioned portraits, just things I drew of friends and family, pictures out of magazines, Mom’s old book of actresses as well as some live poses from figure drawing or college classes. Enjoy!
This is a three-part series based on the stories of Brer Rabbit. Each one has the short story, which it is based on, scribbled into the background as texture. The Brer Rabbit that we grew up knowing was clever and funny, but seldom do we hear of the original stories that did not make it into the modern children’s books because of their violent themes. Many of the animal characters never lived to see “happily ever after.” Perhaps you know these stories well, or perhaps you would like to check them out from the library to meet the REAL Brer Rabbit!
This painting was created this year in April. It is water color and graphite, with acrylic accents. I wanted to depict what it was like for Jesus in that moment of decision in the garden of Gethsemane when he had to choose God’s will or his own. It struck me how real it is that Christ actually shared in our temptations, just like the Bible claims and he never asks us to do anything he didn’t do first!