The black shirt

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I wasn’t able to continue a long string of daily sketches because of a freelance job. Yesterday’s project took the entire day, which depleted my energy to illustrate. Sometimes, working for someone else will do that.

Food Collage #1

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Food Collage 1

I have decided to take a hard left, and shift up with a twist. While still wanting my line, I have decided to embellish new pieces with relevant and complimentary photography.

This is Collage #1

Tapas

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Saturday Eats

Saturday is always a fun day. Starting with the perfect coffee, my lunches usually are composed of delicious treats such as Manhattans, Cuban tapas and treats on the side.

It is difficult to present spreads from my sketchbook. Bear with me.

I like the treats on the side.

Pencil wash

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Pencil wash sans ink. Yup, no fine lines, only pencil and a bit of Prismacolor, plus Dr. Ph. Martin watercolors.

Like it.

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pepper plate

But the colors are not accurate.

See!

I don’t give a rat’s ass. The colors are exactly as intended and could have  painted realistically, if I wanted.

Sunflower

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sunflower

I have a friend who loves sunflowers and see them while walking my neighborhood with Ozzy. While his leg is in a perpetual state of lift, my eyes are always observing and wondering how to illustrate.

They are in my mind’s eye.

They are tall, don’t think they have a scent and, complicated. Next time, I will concentrate on the intricate center, the heart of the beast. I may try a gouache for a more opaque, graphic background.

Flight of the Pink

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flight of the pink

Make little dimples in the air,
the ones you drew in water, the currents –
the sounding of the horns; the hunt.

The leaves flow down, they pause for breath –
and the source of beat, the sound of heat,
the blemished skin.

Take care en route, spattered signs – windblown,
yielding – cold, cold, cold.

Twirl up and receive submission, the guide, the
snort and diem.

2010 Barry Comer – Illustration 2015

Artist’s default

Illustration, Pen and Ink, pencil drawing, portrait, Prismacolor

Earlier today, I promised to sketch a friend of mine’s daughter. She is strong, fit and lovely.

However, she is also not the person in this image.

When I can’t get a handle on features that make the person, I revert to little bits of me. After all, I know myself better than anyone.

It’s a common artist’s womandefault.

Tim

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Star Trek lover, doctor and glass artist. Wow, what a resume, heck of a guy. Would make a great starship captain.

Tim