For this work, created as one of a series of daily drawings in August 2004, was a combination of colored pencil and oil pastels, a pair I had not yet experimented with. I’m not sure where the idea of moose dressage came from, but here you go.
Mark McKinney as Head Crusher
During a month of drawing daily in August 2014, I spent some time on celebrity portraits, specifically trying to draw characters from The Kids In The Hall. I only did this one and Cabbagehead before inexplicably stopping. I should finish this series soon.
“Zombie” (Oil Pastels)
An experiment working with dark colored oil pastels, this was a drawing I did during a challenge to make something every day of August 2004.
“Valie” (Oil Pastels)
This is an oil pastel portrait I drew of my friend Valie, sourced from a photo I took with my first digital camera, back at the turn of the millennium. I drew this as part of a challenge to draw daily during August of 2004.
“DRAG” (Oil Pastels)
An experiment with drawing every day of August 2004 plus learning how to work with oil pastels resulted in this particular piece.
Bruce McCulloch as Cabbagehead
I always meant to do a full series of colored pencil portraits of The Kids In The Hall. I started with Bruce McCulloch as the character Cabbagehead, and only got as far as Mark McKinney’s “I’m crushing your head!” character before I lost my way.
Christina Lindberg Portrait
During August 2004 I was drawing something every day as part of a challenge. Somehow I came across a picture of Swedish actress and model Christina Lindberg and was inspired to draw her. There are many things I would do differently if I were drawing this one today, but it’s not bad for a portrait from my youth.
Kate Hudson as Penny Lane
Part of a challenge to draw every day in August of 2004, and also part of a series of celebrity and character portraits. Almost Famous is one of my favorite movies, and Penny Lane is a great character who was also fun to draw.
Lauren Ambrose Portrait
Another daily drawing from August 2004, and another celebrity portrait – this time of Lauren Ambrose, best known for her character Claire Fisher from Six Feet Under.
During a challenge to draw something every day in the month of August 2014, I spent some time on celebrity portraits. I had not worked extensively with charcoal before, and didn’t do a lot of shading with this one, but I’m fairly happy with it.