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February 23, 2018

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The Olympics have been a joy to watch, and for me, a great way to practice figural drawing in action. Racing for the finish line, my drawing is of a cross-country skier going for the Gold.

Did you get to see the less popular spectator sports such as Biathlon and Cross-country skiing? And who knew that pushing a rock and sweeping, called Curling, could be such a nail-biting experience?

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cartoon: the run

December 24, 2014

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Happy Holidays everybody!

illustration: downhill skiing

February 27, 2014

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The Olympics have come to a close, but winter carries on, here in the Northeast. It seems like we’ve had a snowstorm every week, this season. I know it’s not impressive compared to Colorado, but for New York city, it almost breaks records. The total this winter, so far, is 56.6 inches, making for very good conditions in skiing, snowboarding and snowball fights.

This is my drawing of a downhill skiier, inspired by the Olympic competition of the Super-G where speed and perfectly timed snow carving dictate the chance of winning a medal by hudredths of a second.

illustration: snowboarding

February 18, 2014

snowboarding

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi added a new event called Slope Style for snowboarders and skiers. Slope style presentation is more inline, as opposed to alternating jumps on opposite ends of a half-pipe.

This is my drawing of a snowboarder doing a front grab Ollie. It is included in my set of Winter sport postcards in my store.

winter olympic postcards

(Sorry, this is a repost from a few days ago. My original post mysteriously disappeared.)

My watercolor in celebration of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.  This one is of slalom skiing.  Feel free to visit my store, including prints for sale.

photography: winter mountain

February 12, 2010

white out

mountain view

big trees

As I’m on a trip, away from my pencils and brushes, the camera will be my source of creativity.  Here are a few photos I took during my ski trip in Mammoth.

the abominable snowman

December 18, 2009

This was a fun project for the holidays.  The goal was to indicate the feeling of Christmas without being too literal.  Plus, I wanted to create more action and adventure in my mini cartoon.

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