Daily Drawing

An enjoyable evening being ‘that guy’…

by ncwinters on July 1, 2009

…you know, the guy drawing at Starbucks.

Yes, while I am ashamed and have to eat a bit of crow for being ‘that guy’ at Starbucks who either has his laptop, is writing his novel or is drawing away for everyone to see, I had a lot of fun. Ginger had the great idea of making me go out of the house as I was getting more than a little stir crazy in the house. Since I’ve gone for the full time freelancer/artist role which I deemed was one of the best online jobs for me at that stage, the house has become my office, home and jail cell. I’m finding it harder and harder to get motivated in the morning to get to work, as well as relax and unwind at night. It’s the typical work-from-home dilemma where you spend far too much time in your dwelling/office space and the two become indistinguishable. Ginger, love of my life and a quite smart lady has encouraged me to take breaks, walk around, and frankly get the hell out of the house. So it was off to the Barnes & Noble / Starbucks combo for an evening iced coffee and drawing session. Scored yet another sketchbook, this one on sale for only three bucks (couldn’t pass it up) and I got down to work. Drew for nearly three hours nonstop, and it was fantastic. I realize I haven’t been able to just sit and draw in the home studio, because I feel compelled to always be working on one of far too many projects I continually take on. This was pure drawing for fun, something I haven’t been able to do in months.

Enough blathering, enjoy the drawing, first in a new sketchbook, hopefully many more to come as I attempt better habits, breaks and ways to change up the home and office from becoming a tomb. Enjoy.



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Some art for my birthday…

by ncwinters on January 22, 2009

…more a gift for you, but who’s counting?

Yes, finally getting these on teh interwebs. This is the end result of some Daily Drawings. Originally doodles on paper with ballpoint and marker. The drawings are then fixed, cropped down, have their corners chopped off and then mounted to wood panels. The wood is just scrap from Home Depot, rounded, sanded and prepped for mounting. The whole shebang is then resined and good to go. They seem to sell pretty well, at $50 a pop and are a fun process for me. I really want to do a whole show at some point with hundreds of little drawing panels. They end up with the appearance of tiles, a la mahjong or dominoes. The resin does a great job of putting an even coating of thick shine and make them fun to look at, if that makes any sense. Enjoy!




Long Way From Home


Shrouded In Secrecy

The Judgement

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Nothing like naked people…

by ncwinters on December 6, 2008

…they’re the funnest kind of person to draw.

Yes, I am co-organizing a figure drawing session scheduled for tomorrow in my studio. It’s a three hour session, not a bad time period for my first one in a few years. Figure drawing is one of my favorite things, and not just because of the nude model. To tell the truth, it doesn’t matter much if the model is male or female, though female models are a bit funner, mainly because I focus on women in my work. People are always asking Ginger if she ever gets weirded out that I spend hours staring at naked women, but she’ll be the first to admit she understands that the models are naked “people” for about 2 minutes before they become elaborate still lives.

It’s our first organized figure drawing session in the studio. Hopefully if it goes well, we’ll have many more and be able to have them more often. Should be fun, I’ll try to post pics of the session later.

Happy Friday.

*voice of doom*

Daily Drawing 12/5/08