Thursday, February 26, 2015

Epidendrum Ciliare Orchid, 2014

Epidendrum Ciliare Orchid, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168159940/epidendrum-ciliare-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2014

Angraecum Eburneum Orchid, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209501733/angraecum-eburneum-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Freddy Krueger, Graphite

Freddy Krueger, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108533445/freddy-krueger-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208731994/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=shop_home_active_5

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Vincent Price, The Masque of the Red Death

Vincent Price, The Masque of the Red Death
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209143524/vincent-price-in-the-masque-of-the-red?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Chrysanthemum, 2014

Chrysanthemum, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/209497505/chrysanthemum-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Tulip, 2013

Tulip, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130176788/orange-princess-tulips-macro-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Lily, 2013

Lily, 2013

Lily, 2013

Lily, 2013

Lily, 2013


Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont MI

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208742325/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=shop_home_active_5

Monday, February 23, 2015

Epidendrum Propax Orchids, 2013

Epidendrum Propax Orchids, 2013

Epidendrum Propax Orchids, 2013

Epidendrum Propax Orchids, 2013


Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168040316/epidendrum-propax-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=shop_home_active_3

Encyclia Maculosa Orchid, 2014

Encyclia Maculosa Orchid, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/194695146/encyclia-maculosa-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont MI

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/208730848/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Vincent Price in The Raven, 2014

Vincent Prince in The Raven, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/209142106/vincent-price-in-the-raven-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-1

African Caracal, 2014

African Caracal, 2014
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/182859947/african-caracal-original-drawing?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Good, The Birdman, and The Beauty

I spent the past week looking forward to the Oscars (even though they left out Gone Girl for Best Picture). As the week went on, I started thinking about what drawings I could do this weekend. As I sat watching Million Dollar Baby on Friday, I realized that I wanted to draw some movie icons. 

Of course, I started with Clint Eastwood. There aren't many people in Hollywood that have consistently  made so many good films. He directs. He acts. He writes music. The man has so many talents its hard to pick a favorite. On top of it all, he made me love the western (Unforgiven won Best Picture in 1992). While I think he should have been nominated for Best Director this year for American Sniper, I'm happy that his latest film is getting the attention it deserves.

Clint Eastwood, Graphite Pencil
I've seen all of this years nominees. Birdman was the film that surprised me the most. As I watched it unfold, I kept thinking how similar the plot was to Black Swan (without the ballet slippers). I kept hoping he was completely nuts, and when the end of the film came….. Well, I don't want to spoil it for you if you haven't seen it. 

The acting in Birdman was amazing. That is saying a lot, because I don't like Ed Norton. I won't be at all disappointed if Michael Keaton wins Best Actor, even if it does mean that my main squeeze, Benedict Cumberbatch, walks away empty handed.
Michael Keaton, Birdman, Graphite
An Oscar drawing series wouldn't be complete without a past icon. When I decided to finally do an Elizabeth Taylor drawing, one that I have been putting off for years because I feared I couldn't do her justice, I realized how much I miss her presence in today's Hollywood. She was glamorous. She was beautiful. She was timeless.

I wanted to show her pure beauty. I left off the jewels and the gowns. I kept the makeup limited to her lipstick. This is what Elizabeth Taylor was, and is, to me. She is the icon of all icons.

Elizabeth Taylor, Graphite
While the stars are wandering up the red carpet, I hope all your favorites win, and that Benedict Cumberbatch gives us another #cumberbomb.

Elizabeth Taylor, 2015

Elizabeth Taylor, 2015
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223677661/elizabeth-taylor-original-drawing-fine?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Clint Eastwood, 2015

Clint Eastwood, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223673722/clint-eastwood-original-drawing-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Birdman, 2015

Michael Keaton, Birdman, Graphite
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/223673844/michael-keaton-in-birdman-original?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208639930/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Autumn Leaves, 2014

Autumn Leaves, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208310353/autumn-leaves-macro-photography-fine-art?ref=shop_home_active_5

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pacific Walrus, 2012

Pacific Walrus, Colored Pencil, 2013
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103648851/pacific-walrus-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_4

Stanhopea Orchid, 2014

Stanhopea Orchid, 2013
Prints Via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168052919/stanhopea-gibbosa-orchid-fine-art-photo?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014

Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont MI 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208638772/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Passion Flower, 2013

Passion Flower, 2013
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/167924318/passion-flower-black-and-white-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Autumn Leaves, 2014

Autumn Leaves, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208309549/autumn-leaves-macro-photography-fine-art?ref=shop_home_active_5

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Mandarin Duck, 2013

Mandarin Duck, 2013
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/169636252/mandarin-duck-fine-art-print?ref=listing-shop-header-3

Dandelion, 2014

Dandelion, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/193827130/dandelion-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Clematis, 2014

Clematis, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/194065329/pink-clematis-macro-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont MI

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208740613/cemetery-black-and-white-photography?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Autumn Leaves, 2014

Autumn Leaves, 2014
Prints via Etsy; https://www.etsy.com/listing/207919365/autumn-leaves-macro-photography-fine-art?ref=shop_home_active_5

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Zebra, 2012

Zebra, Colored Pencil, 2012
Drawing via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/95842332/zebra-fine-original-drawing?ref=shop_home_active_4

Haleakala Crater, 2012

Haleakala Crater, 2012
Prits via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/106215960/haleakala-crater-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Gaillardia, 2014

Gaillardia, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168174373/gaillardia-flowers-fine-art-photo-print?ref=listing-shop-header-1

Gongora Orchid, 2013

Gongora Orchid, 2013
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168427275/gongora-orchid-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_1

Vincent Price, Witchfinder General

Vincent Price, Witchfinder General
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208432824/vincent-price-in-witchfinder-general?ref=shop_home_active_5

Monday, February 16, 2015

Maple Grove Cemetery, 2014

Maple Grove Cemetery, Fremont MI
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208743409/cemetery-tombstone-black-and-white?ref=listing-shop-header-0

Vincent Price and Barbara Steele, 2014

Vincent Price and Barbara Steele, The Pit and the Pendulum
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/208433792/vincent-price-and-barbara-steele-in-the?ref=shop_home_active_2

Autumn Leaves, 2014

Autumn Leaves, 2014
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/207755763/autumn-leaves-macro-photography-fine-art?ref=listing-shop-header-2

Maui Sunset, 2012

Maui Sunset, 2012
Prints via Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/106215832/maui-sunset-fine-art-photo-print?ref=shop_home_active_4