Now this is the way to spend a good Fourth of July… I spent the afternoon over at Wolf Trap National Park painting and sketching by one of the creeks there (while Anna worked her job as a park ranger). Then we went one of our favorite cafes, Al Nakheel, and had delicious falafel, shish tawouk and foul m’damas and a turkish coffee with cardamom.
I don’t know why the scan of the landscape is so purple. No matter what I try in Photoshop it just doesn’t go to what the actual picture shows.
I really was paying attention during the meeting. No, really. I think better when I draw. So, a kraken (without the ocean surf and storm). Inspired by Cancion del Kraken by Pulaski (a greatly underappreciated Baltimore band) from their You’re Dead to Me, I Love You cd. I think this would make a decent tattoo.
Here’s the song:
I have designs on a album/cd cover of the whole scene from that song. Do they still make CDs?
More sketches from the piano project at Wolf Trap. These are for the foot board and a large panel covering the back of the piano.
Quick watercolor concept/inspiration art for a new graphic novel, A Snake In High Grass, about the effect of serial killings on a small town in Kentucky in the early 1970s.