Hydrangea circle

Flowerball 2

Study for a larger ball

Bee Pollen Humper

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2”x24” - “Bee 🐝 Pollen Humper” - 2017 pen & ink on paper. I was going to watercolor this but I got a shitty batch of Fabriano Artistico (Hot Press Bright White 140# watercolor) paper and the sizing is fucked. It won’t accept watercolor or any water media without bleeding all over the place. I’m going to have to switch brands of paper and after 25 years of using Fabriano almost exclusively I’m very sad. Arches - you’re on deck. 

2”x24” - “Bee 🐝 Pollen Humper” - 2017 pen & ink on paper. I was going to watercolor this but I got a shitty batch of Fabriano Artistico (Hot Press Bright White 140# watercolor) paper and the sizing is fucked. It won’t accept watercolor or any water media without bleeding all over the place. I’m going to have to switch brands of paper and after 25 years of using Fabriano almost exclusively I’m very sad. Arches - you’re on deck. 

6 new ink studies

Background pattern sketches

Prospect Park doodles

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When first I moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn in 1998 I was struck by the differences in park lamps between those in Central Park (Manhattan) and those in Prospect Park (Brooklyn). The Manhattan lamps were ornate with beautiful details - really gorgeous. The lamps in Prospect Park were cheap, shitty imitations of the nicer Manhattan lamps. Today, 19 years later, I saw (and drew both here) many of the shitty Prospect Park lamps were replaced with the nicer (though not quite as “genuine” looking as the ones in Central Park, if my memory is correct) with better versions. Notice how on the shitty lamps the metal strips on the sides (swipe to the image to the left) don’t even bother to reach the bottom metal ring holding the glass in place. It used to infuriate me, but I’m glad there are nicer lamps in Brooklyn now - so - happy days.