Monday, June 16, 2008

Here is one that is a little different- a drawing at school but done in the office.

We are in exams right now and I was doing a stand-by, being ready to help with what ever needs doing, and I was asked to stay right in the office so that they could "get" me right away. So I was sitting in the bad boy chairs outside of one of the VP's offices and I did this drawing of Darko as he worked away at his desk.

I am told that he has the real power in the school because he controls the money!

I gotta work on my printing though.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

This is a drawing that I did last night while James was lying on the couch watching TV. 
I was trying to capture the sense of light that was coming in from the window above and behind. This would explain why I made my very blond son appear as if he has dark hair.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Illustration Friday- Forgotten

This was used as an illustration for a financial services magazine piece about estate planning, and specifically planning a will.

The overall look of the piece was left up to me and I used as many personal images as I could.
So here is a breakdown of the "hidden meaning" to this piece-

The watch was my father's and my mother gave it to me after he died. You will see his name, Charles Colquhoun, appear in the first line of the text of the will.
The picture of the house is the house where I grew up- and sold after my mother died.
The picture of the man on the right is my grandfather.
The pin, in the shape of a thistle, was a present that my mother gave my wife.
The plate is part of a place setting that was my parents and is now mine because my brother and sister thought that I should have it to think of it as a wedding present from my mother- who died before my wife and I were married.

So there you have it- Gone but not "Forgotten".

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Here is a drawing of my "little man" from last night, done as we were sitting watching his older brother at his lacrosse practice.