This week on my drawing board

Getting ready for Halloween, though I somehow never get my decorations up in time. In MATS class we're doing dining plates based on traditional Uzbeki Suzani motifs. A bit of a challenge for me.

Mysterioso No. 2

The Birdsong family car trip

Sketches for decorative dinnerware. We'll see what happens!

Charles Addams

Hoping you have a Happy Halloween! Seems like a perfect time for a bit of the Chas.

Charles Addams New Yorker, July 8, 1961.

Charles Addams New Yorker, august 1, 1953

Charles Addams New Yorker, Oct. 31, 1983

Monster Rally by Charles Addams, 1950. Featuring the Addams Family.

Drawn and Quartered 1946. This is the Bantam Book pocket edition of a popular Addams title. Foreward by Boris Karloff. via michaelmaslin.com

This week on my drawing board

Pink paper poodle

Some exploration in fabric design for a class I'm doing with Lilla Rogers Studio School.  

The assignment: vintage style kitchen bolt fabric design using the theme of root vegetables and casserole dishes.

I also did a painted version, using my normal medium of gouache.

Abstract Saturday: Bradley Walker Tomlin

Bradley Walker Tomlin (1899–1953), Number 2 – 1950, 1959. Whitney Museum of American Art

Number 20 by Bradley Walker Tomlin 1949 via WikiArt

Interplanetary Greeting by Bradley Walker Tomlin 1949 via Cornell University

No. 8 by Bradley Walker Tomlin 1952 via the phillips collection

Number 7 by Bradley Walker Tomlin 1953

BRADLEY WALKER TOMLIN Untitled, circa 1960 via Phillips.com