Monday, October 29, 2012

Quiet Before The Storm

"It's always quiet before the storm". No kidding...Approaching hurricane Sandy cut our Mystic trip short yesterday. We rushed back from the Museum of America and the Sea at Mystic Seaport, where we have an on-going gallery and augmented reality exhibit.

The day before, Saturday, was eerily quiet. Not a sound, not a movement. Like a stage-set. Gorgeous. Sunday morning, the winds picked up. We hit the road home around noon.

Now it's Monday. MTA shut down the public transportation system. Schools, office buildings and NYSE are closed.

Stay safe, all of you on the hurricane's path.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Drawing Music :: Applause Magazine Cover Story

One of my concert reportage drawings was commissioned for the cover story in the current November/December issue of Applause Magazine. It feels amazing to see this drawing in a print publication. Thanks to Maire, the design director, for finding me.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Poignancy Of Beauty

In today's life drawing session, while looking at our model, I kept thinking how really beautiful people have a certain poignancy about them. This quote sums it up:

“There's no beauty without poignancy and there's no poignancy without the feeling that it's going, men, names, books, houses--bound for dust--mortal--” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned


Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Favorite Brazilian

Fall life drawing continues. Here's the one and only Kika. Best model, ever.