I was able to get some ocean therapy this week, taking in the sights, sounds and scents of Bethany Beach, Delaware. Without a doubt, spending time at the ocean is good for your mental health!
It was an honor to participate in an interview with American Illustration, part of their DART series (Design Arts Daily). The interviewer, Peggy Roalf, asked very thoughtful questions about my map drawings, sketchbook images, what my habits are, and who my influences are. You can read the full interview here!
This sketch may be rain soaked, but bad weather didn’t stop a wonderful crowd from standing in vigil to honor students and teachers killed by gun violence. If we're really a civilized society, we've got to value Public Safety over gun rights!
I always carry a small sketchbook which is dedicated to capturing little moments in time. I hope you enjoy these recent observations!
My ex-wife Carol used to say a picture is always more interesting if there are people (or dogs) in it. I try to live by those words whenever I'm observing the world in front of me. Here are a fewrecent excerpts from my sketchbook.
This sketchbook spread was inspired by Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. This book walks readers through the major extinctions which have taken place on Earth. She also discusses the history of zoology, in which the first book (published in 1758) on this subject was Carolus Linnaeus's Systema Naturae. This Swedish scientist attempted to map out an order to the animal, plant and insect kingdoms. His work was an important building block towards our modern understanding of nature and evolution.