110405 clothed figure


It helps as an artist to have x-ray eyes to imagine seeing through the figure to guage volume. It makes for intriguing, lively mark making anyway. Notice I omit the model’s head and feet to focus on the torso which then becomes my main area of interest and fills the page.

sketch book study in medical dictionary: Comrie, J.D 1931 News Chronicle Home Doctor Morrison and Gibb Ltd., London

monument 1089


monument of time

brick on brick at gentle pace

leaves foundation stone

seedlings 10613


between the crack of

stone paved slabs pinch out

unwelcome seedlings

rough with smooth (haiku 10323)


stone carver’s lone touch

aligns defines refines stein

taking rough with smooth