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death of artboy68

No, not really. Just the name… I have been away finding myself, and it has been good. I will leave this site up for my own reference, (it’s always good to look back), but in the meantime I’ll be charging ahead with new work, new expressions, new discoveries born from incessant exploration. Shouldn’t that be what art is about? Please come and find me and if you like what you see, let me know! This site was started with the concept of using visitor’s comments as the engine, and a beautiful community and some lasting connections sprouted from it.

Come check out my new site, click that ‘follow’ button to stay connected and let’s start again! ūüôā


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Deep roots; face imprinting

I believe the human face holds more mystery and intrigue and imprints the heart and mind more powerfully than any other singular image. I am excited to embark on another study of this subject through a series of monoprints, formed by carving and inking 3-dimensional faces and printing them on a variety of surfaces and backgrounds. After first printing, I am delighted to find that this method produces some unpredictable yet totemic images; I cannot help but feel drawn in a deep way (I’m not a psychologist but I suspect due to the instinctual imprinting that remains with us since infancy), and look forward to beginning a new series of works exploring the subject.

I find the paper prints somewhat reminiscent of Rorschach test images and the canvas prints not dissimilar to an ancient burial shroud left with impressions of the long dead.

No two prints are the same. Let me know what you think…

head #1, ink on paper

head #1, ink on paper


head #1, ink on canvas


head #1, carved printing block


For interest, here is a National Science Foundation report on the psychology of the image of the human face.  http://www.face-and-emotion.com/dataface/nsfrept/psychology.html

Thanks for watching!


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30 photos project by @jeanettekramer

Free art!!

Jeanette is portrait 61 of my 100 portraits project. If you head on over to her site http://latitudetravel.ca/30-photos-project/ you might just get the chance to have one of her superb photographs show up in your mailbox! Right on Jeanette!



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mail time

Eighteen of you will be receiving mail shortly- sorry for making you wait so long…

It has come to my attention that some of those I have drawn have not gotten my email regarding the original work.  If I have drawn your picture and you have not received an email from me, please let me know.  You are entitled to the original work if you want it.

To date, I have mailed these little drawing to:

New Albany, Indiana, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Harrisville, New Hampshire, USA
Midland, Texas, USA (x2)
Staffordshire, England
Huntington, New York, USA
Hope, Indiana, USA
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Parma, Italy
Athy, Ireland
Denver, Colorado, USA
Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Santa Caterina, Brazil
Hessle, UK
Makati City, Philippines
Mexico City, Mexico
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Dubai, U.A.E.
Rusagonis, New Brunswick, Canada
Summit, New Jersey, USA
Menlopark, South Africa
Lynn, Michigan, USA
Aled, Sweden
Berkeley, California, USA
Cornwall, England
Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Charelston, South Carolina, USA
New York, New York, USA
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Wichita, Kansas, USA
Corpus Christi, Texas, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Buckinghamshire, England
Oxfordshire, England
Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

…and counting. ¬†A truly international endeavor for me so far, and such a great experience! Thanks for participating & please stay with me for the finale!


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twenty four

Denis Braguini Bevacqua, pencil, 2 3/8" x 2 5/8"

Artistic, fabulous, eclectic, eccentric. These are words that I would use to describe Chicquero’s blog. Experience it for yourself!¬†http://chicquero.com/

This is portrait 24 of 100.  Click here for other recent portraits, and here to find out more about this project.



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Portrait 10! Ninety more to go…

Tamsin Jane Corrigan- image is 1" x 1"

Well I’m 10 percent through, into week three of twenty.

Things are picking up, and I have a couple of other projects in the works as well- follow along on my facebook page

See Tamsin’s blog here


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essjay number nine

essjay pencil, image is 1.5" x 1.5"

This one’s for you, essjay! ¬†Difficult considering the backlighting and small features, but here it is… portrait number 9.

See essjay’s blog here


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portrait 8 is RiverUnderWater

Colleen Ponce

pencil, 1″ x 1″

Week 2, drawing 8.  Great profile photo.

Check out Colleen’s blog here.



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portrait number 7 in colour: Stacey

coloured pencil, 2″ x 3.5″

Thanks Stacey- now I’ve done you both! (but yours is bigger.)

drawing in progress


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scott & chief: you’re portrait no. 6

scott and chief

pencil, image is 1″ x 1.5″

Happy birthday Scott! – It was an awesome party.

Watch me draw it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PucdBna32TI

Find out more about this:  my project


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