This is our moment. This is our time.

President-Elect Barack Obama
President-Elect Barack Obama

This was such a special election night for me that I decided commemorate it by making a sketch to paste in my journal.  I wanted draw him as I saw him at the beginning of the campaign and capture the hope and optimism that he exuded at the beginning of the campaign.

Paul Newman 1925 – 2008

charcoal drawing of actor Paul Newman
8"x10" charcoal

Another classic Hollywood movie icon gone.  I’ve loved Paul Newman since I was a kid and I still love his movies.   I was always attracted to his “outsider” roles.  Here’s my tribute to an great actor and reportedly a great guy.

In Love With Charcoal

Placido Domingo
I saw this picture in a magazine and I just had to take a stab at drawing it. It is supposed to be Placido Domingo. I’m not a fan of his or anything. I just thought I would take a stab at drawing him. It was such a lovely face. This started out as a quick charcoal pencil sketch on newsprint, but I got a little out of hand. I had to take a picture of it before the paper got all yellow and brittle.

Charcoal is so wonderful. It is definitely worth the mess.