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Gallery 1 - Drawings

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Figures, Portraits, Landscapes, dragons, and other magical beings, ranging in time from the late 80s to the present. Many of the drawings are energy drawings that I describe in Techniques. Paper type and size vary as I continue to explore the way graphite lays on and is manipulated on different surfaces. Drawing this way keeps me inspired to keep drawing. With energy drawing, the theme and subject come from the narrative of the drawing activity and are not immediately visualized. As the paper fills with messy lines, rotating and "scribbling" not only does the drawing paper itself transform but the moment or moments invested in the work, the energy expended and the physical and mental connection comes to a certain state of, for lack of a better word, elation, and a heightened state of consciousness. It is far more immediate, for me, in drawing than in sculpture. You may well notice that my energy drawings exhibit more freedom than the intentional drawings. And of course, intentional drawings always start with a subject but not the composition, which always becomes a function of the overall design.

The artworks are not in any particular order.

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1. Mannikin - A sketch from Loomis. Pencil on paper

2. Temple Priestess - Pencil on paper 14x17

3. Anne Bonny: Naked Steel - Pencil on smooth bristol 19x24

4. Dejah Thoris: Armed & Dangerous - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17

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5. Rhythm - A sketch from  Bridgeman. Pencil on paper

6. Two Queens - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

7. Fire Storm - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy-drawing)

8. The Ancients - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy-drawing)

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9. Lords of Stone & Sky - Pencil on medium-weight paper 18x24
(energy-drawing)

10. Heartbeat - Pencil on medium-weight paper 18x24
(energy drawing) 

11. Spellbound - Pencil on medium-weight paper 3ox22 

12. Pan & Calypso - Pencil on medium-weight paper 18x24 (energy drawing)

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13. Song of Fairie - Pencil on Arches paper  22x33
(energy drawing)

14. The Feather - Pencil on medium weight paper 18x24

15. Forest Magic - Pencil on medium weight paper 18x24 (energy drawing)

16. Fog - Pencil on medium weight paper 18x24
(energy drawing)

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Fog.jpg
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17. Boris = (Ouroboros) Pencil on smooth bristol 11x14
(energy drawing)

18. Sea Serpent - Pencil on smooth bristol 11x14
(energy drawing)

19. Winter's End - Pencil on smooth bristol 11x14 

20. Winter Hunt - Pencil on smooth bristol 11x14 

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21. Leviathen - Pencil on heavy drawing paper 24x18

22. Snowpiercer - Pencil on medium drawing paper 24x18

23. Vamp - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17

24. Window Light - Pencil on medium drawing paper 11x14

25. Moonglow - Pencil on smooth bristol 19x24

26. Rite of Passage: First Flame - Pencil on Arches 22x30

27. Guardian - Pencil on medium drawing paper 18x24
(energy drawing)

28. Enigma - Pencil on mat board - 11x14

29. Creator Speaks: The Messenger - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

30. Solstice light - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

31. My Dragon - Pencil on smooth bristol 17x14
(energy drawing)

32. Sleeping - Pencil on smooth bristol 17x14
(energy drawing)

33. When Angels Pray - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

34. Ravage - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

35. Why the Earth is Tilted - Pencil on heavy drawing 30x22 (energy drawing)

36. Dragon Sketch - Pencil on smooth bristol 17x14
(energy drawing)

37. Through the portal - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

38. Yin-Yang - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

39. Pirate Moon - Pencil on smooth bristol 22x30
(energy drawing)

40. Ladye Hawke - Pencil on 2 pcs of smooth bristol 14x30
(energy drawing)

41. Ghost Trees - Pencil on smooth bristol 14x17
(energy drawing)

42. Sketch for RPG - Pencil on paper 8x10

43. First Snow - Pencil on medium weight 24x18

44. Forest Pool - Pencil on medium weight 24x18
(After American Landscape painter William Trost Richards)

45. Adirondack Dreaming - Pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17 

46. Stranger Things - Pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17
(Energy drawing)

47. Self-portrait - Pencil on medium weight 18x24

48. Levi West Delaware Pirate - Pencil on medium weight 18x24

49. Shadow Fox Spirit Hunter - Pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17

50. The Balrog - Pencil on smooth Bristol 17x14
(Energy Drawing)

51. The Light that you Shine - Pencil on medium Drawing
14x17

52. Freedom Fighter - pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17

53. Verisimilitude - Pencil on Heavyweight drawing 11x14
(Energy drawing)

54. Faerie Land - Pencil on Heavyweight drawing 11x14
(Energy drawing)

55. Lines - Pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17

56. Landscape - Pencil on vellum Bristol 14x17

 

57. Drawing from Life - Pencil on medium weight drawing 17x14

58. Life drawing - Pencil on medium weight drawing 17x14

59. self-portrait of the Artist - Pencil on smooth Bristol 17x14 

60. Self-portrait 1994 - Pencil on smooth Bristol 14x17

61. Ode to Picasso - Pencil on smooth Bristol 17x14
(energy drawing)

62. The Lovers, for Picasso - Pencil and color pencils on smooth Bristol  14x17
(energy drawing)

63. Merlin's Tree - Pencil on smooth Bristol
(energy drawing)

64. Magic Kingdom - Pencil on smooth Bristol
(energy drawing)
The dark blotches that look like  I spilled something are a coffee spill

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