My Archimedes

As promised, this is The Thinker. I really like the lighting on this one, which was totally an accident! I think I was trying to cover up the fact that he’s definitely missing legs. 😮

You can tell at this point I was getting very detailed, actually erasing my mistakes. Similar style to the Prayers sketch. Both represent my favorite period of work – I’m so in love with the way they each turned out!

The Thinker


Isn’t he great? I don’t particularly know why I like it so much. His eye came out really well and his nose doesn’t look like a pig, maybe that’s it.

The name comes from the obvious – The Thinker sculpture, by Le Penseur – but I’d like to do something more with it. Maybe down the road I’ll do another one with legs…we’ll see.

I do believe I am happy with this one, as he’s one of my favorites. 🙂


Could it be magic?

Okay, this is called Spirit. As a description of the picture I said it was either because it was full of spirit or entirely empty of spirit. I put the wavy line through the whole thing to play off the latter idea – that it’s a channel of some sort.

I get that there are lots of lines and it seems a bit unfinished, but that’s just the way it is. I like it.


I think some people expect this to be a dancer or something. It’s not a dancer! It’s a skeleton. Skeletons don’t dance, geez get a grip on reality, man! I’m just kidding – I do give personalities to all my drawings. I haven’t gone so far as to really name them but there is one coming up that I call “My Archimedes”. 🙂 And he’s awesome. More to come…

For now, I do believe I am happy with this one. 🙂



Ahh, this is one of my favorites! This is called “Taken” – it’s meant to give the impression of a soul being taken from the mortal cage of a body. Hence the drastic pose of the skeleton. I’m aware there are no legs or hands but the idea is there and I think the abstract-ness of the missing limbs helps with the illusion of a quick release.



I do believe I am very, very happy with this sketch. 🙂