A prayer for Seth Lane. We wish you and your family the best!
An illustration from the classic tale, Cinderella. Cut paper. LOVED doing these illustrations!! posted by Veronica
So, Dalvero went up to Mystic Seaport a few weeks ago and began reportaging the Mayflower II! So googled the mayflower flower and there were some very interesting definitions and symbols of the flower. One symbolic meaning is that of purification. Purification: the true essence cleanses the heart of negativity and stimulates love and forgiveness. I immediately thought of our relationship to the whale. So we’ll see what develops!
Ok, so the first day of Spring was yesterday and yes, it did snow in New York and a bit of the Northeast. but it was a warm wet snow. Signs that the thaw is upon us, or rather finishing. In just one short week most of the snow that covered the ground I wasn’t sure still existed had disappeared. By Wednesday this past week I could see what should hopefully be grass within a month or two. This morning I was shoveling again, but by days end the lawn was winning. I love te snow, I love the winter, but long live the sun and Spring.—Dominick
You think I’m kidding? There he is.
Was drawing the St. Patty’s Day parade on Tuesday, when I saw a real, live, leprechaun.
Now I’m a believer.
posted by Veronica
see more parade drawings on my blog, here
Irish, Greek. What’s the difference right? Here’s a bit of green for the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day from the famous olive tree of Vouves in Crete. It would’ve been even greener if it wasn’t for the rare heavy snow from this past winter that broke off many of its branches. Gotta love climate change! ~Despina
This is a detail from an enormous drawing I did last summer, (4′ x 6′ to be exact).
Sometimes when you’re in the middle of a drawing you don’t see the subtlety in moments (or frames) within the “big picture”. It can take time to actually READ YOUR DRAWING and genuinely SEE WHAT IT’S DELIVERED. This small section taught me so much about graphics. I learned if structure is maintained the range of graphics one can introduce to describe a subject is almost endless (a pretty liberating lesson in my book!) – Michele
Have a great drawing week.
Not sure what this has to do with the Ides of March, most likely nothing. My six years of Latin has been poking it’s head into many aspects of my life lately. Don’t ask me more then ten words, but the literature, the myths, the poetry; I could recite Latin verse for days. OK, maybe not recite, but certainly tell you a myth or two. Ovid was always on the top of the list. Somewhere in a box in the studio is a 24-year-old copy of Metamorphoses. And that is the connection to this drawing. The Latin Connection. In the layers of pencil and ink one drawing became another and a change took place. Color emerged. Shapes changed. This was not natural for me. And so I post.—Dominick
This is a drawing of some of the people who work in the Chinese Pavilion at Epcot Center at Disney World. They were standing in various places around the pavilion so I went around to draw each them and designed them on the same page. The Chinese Pavilion is an amazing place to draw people and culture!
While on a recent trip to Crete I went to see the tree that is said to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old.
It is scientifically impossible to accurately date olive trees because they lose their “heartwood” and do not have rings to count. But many scientists agree that the tree in Vouves, Crete might be the oldest after dating other materials surrounding the tree.
From this tree a branch was taken to light the flame for the Olympic Games. The wind has shaped its trunk through the years which is not really its trunk, but its roots that have come up from underground to show us its gnarly beauty. Before it was discovered to be the oldest living olive tree, the people of the village used it as a chicken coop as it is Hollow and provides the perfect shelter. It is a tree of life.
I didn’t have too much time to draw it but I was glad for the short moments to see it and the surrounding landscape. Crete is such a beautiful place. Many areas are still wild and untouched by the modern world. And just as this olive tree, it shows its roots proudly and you can feel the history of the place just by looking up at the mountains and down at the sea.