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CLOSED

CLOSED, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. Here is a photo I took of one of the file drawers of my father’s. He obsessively cut out images from magazines and categorized them according to what would make the most sense in terms of a reference for figure drawing. I haven’t counted how many folders he […]

Sport

Sport, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. 3 x 5, pencil on paper.

Fighting

fighting.jpg, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. 3 x 5, pencil on paper.

Rue

Rue, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. There’s something sort of “Stan Laurel” about this sketch. The expression…is one I remember well! 3 x 5, pencil on paper.

Summer Dress

Summer Dress, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. 3 x 5, pencil on paper.

Cufflink

Cufflink, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. Here is another hand sketch. I like the way he has blocked out the fingers, and can almost imagine this being carved out of some big hunk of stone. 3 x 5, pencil on paper.

Grasping

handgrip.jpg, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. A quick hand study. So simple but so rich. 3 x 5, pecil on paper.

Lost in Thought

lostinthought.jpg, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. If I were to do a portrait of myself, I think it would look something like this. I have always been a quiet, thoughtful person, and if the outside accurately reflected the inside, I imagine that during periods of intense thought the “faraway” look would cause my body […]

The Towel

The Towel, originally uploaded by Living in Monrovia. 8 x 10, ink on paper.

Between the Lines

I have often wanted to write about my father, but the process has been fitful, and more like a journal than a book or story. It is more of a puzzle, really. I have bits and pieces of him available to me, and the rest is speculation. Or perhaps all of it is speculation. I […]