The black shirt

Art, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Prismacolor, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Shadow, Victor Hugo

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.

Organics

Organic, Peace, Sculpture, Sculptured Sketch, Stone

When I used to carve stone, the little cracks and grooves suggested where to go. One line organized the next and another flowed from the other. I found harmony in the yield of the rock while satisfying myself. Somehow, we found a relationship and lived in peace.

Can it be done with line? I come close to allowing my hands to orchestrate the shape, yet I can’t hold or smell the outcome.

I miss the rugged artwork I used to create.

Pale man

Art, artist, Artist's Hands, Autumn, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Pale Man, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Sketch, Sketchbook, Sketchbook Sketching, Sketchbook Skool, Sketching

paleman copy

Pale man drinks his coffee and wanders… through his day. He stuffs the bad while planning retaliation; cold desserts with sour creams.

He is just a human; gender man, with sensual curves down a hand.

Pale drained of blood, tastes chocolates in a cafe. He purrs louder than comfort.

 

Crisp brown

Allen Ginsberg, Artist's Hands, Autumn, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drawing, dreams, Fall Leaves, Hand Made Paper, Sculpture, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Selfies

COOL

The wind is stirring my dirt, with rain and scents in crisped and brown. You are here, time wound, now sprung. Floating delivery, you brought me here.

See

Art, artist, Badass Artist, Barry Comer, barry comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, Food, Fruit bowl, Peppers, Prismacolor, Prismacolor Painting, Sculptured Sketch, Urban Sketch, vegetables, Watercolor, Watercolors, Winsor & Newton

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.

Line and groove

American Illustrator, Art, art, artist, Artist's Hands, Barry Comer, Barry Comer Artist, Dr. Ph. Martin Watercolor, Dr. Ph. Martin's Radiant Concentrated Watercolor, drumbeat, Rhythm, Sculpture, Sculptured Sketch, Self Portrait, selfie, Sketch, Sketchbook, Sketchbook Sketching, Tommy Kane, Watercolor, Watercolors

Etch boy

Love to do fancy line work, sculpture and groove. This is what I’m about. Rendering a “perfect” image, aka. “that looks so real” is faking it for me.

Give me the rhythm of drumbeat frenzy. It’s in my mind and lightning to my hand. This is as real as it gets.

Painted background and sculpture

Art, artist, Barry Comer, Illustration, Sculptured Sketch, Sketch of foot and hand, Tinted Background Sketch

sculpture copy

Today, I painted an entire page in my book with a sepia watercolor wash. After letting it dry, I took to the new found texture with expressive happiness. Each line became more meaningful, with more and more depth revealing itself.

There are definitely abundant possibilities for future illustrations, especially if I move to joining digital and analog. The texture in the background now feels as if it can support an introduction of further color use with a dominant line.