December 21, 2007

Happy Holidays!

I'll post a new, large drawing when I return from the Xmas vortex.

December 17, 2007

November 19, 2007

November 14, 2007

November 10, 2007

Approaching the Taj

My final India post...

...and the kicker.

November 7, 2007

More India...

The ancient temples of Kajuraho, which looked to me like alien spaceships, are encrusted with extraordinary figurative sculptures of men, women, and other beasts. I craned my neck and did a few drawings.

October 26, 2007

The top floor of the Pemayangtse Gompa in Sikkim contains a huge, enormously complex wooden sculpture depicting heavenly paradise. It reportedly took one monk five years to complete, and resembles something akin to a three-dimensional psychaedelic explosion — although to one more familiar with Buddhist iconography its inner logic is undoubtedly clearer.

Photographs are forbidden in Buddhist temples, but the monks didn't seem to mind me sitting down on the floor with my sketchbook to capture some details.

By the way, if anybody reading this can identify any of these guys, please enlighten me via a comment.

September 19, 2007

New big drawing posted to

I'll be traveling in India until the end of October. I may find a way to post images from the road, but if not, I'll resume posting when I'm back in town...

September 16, 2007

September 13, 2007

September 6, 2007

August 30, 2007

My study for the cover of Ganzfeld 5, inspired by Hokusai's wave prints. The cover was originally going to be a 2-color linoleum print, but ended up a litho-crayon/vector hybrid.

August 27, 2007

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August 9, 2007

August 2, 2007

July 30, 2007

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July 26, 2007

And another...

July 25, 2007

More from Die Marchenbrünnen...

July 23, 2007

One of my favorite discoveries in Berlin was the Die Marchenbrünnen ("Fairytale Fountain"), a public swimming-fountain surrounded by characters from the stories of the Brothers Grimm. According to my 2005 Rough Guide: "Intended as a gift to tenement-dwelling workers, it was put up in 1913 at the instigation of Social Democratic members, in direct contravention of the Kaiser's wishes."

July 13, 2007

Some big new drawings!

July 2, 2007

July 1, 2007

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