The Mummy (1932) [Water soluble graphite.]
Author, Teacher, Amateur Sketcher
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter (1907-1954) 4×6 postcard, ink and watercolor
Julio Cortázar, Argentinian novelist (1914-1984) 4 x6 postcard, ballpoint
Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet (1904-1973) 4 x 6 postcard, ink and watercolor
Ravi Shankar (1920-2012) [14 x 17, charcoal]
I drew and painted these as offerings to leave behind at the graves of Julio Cortázar, Carlos Fuentes, and César Vallejo, all of which are located in Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris. I don’t know what happened to these 4 x 6 cards. It rained for a few days after I left them there. I assume they were wrecked and eventually trashed by some groundskeeper.
Amelia Earhart was one of my father’s favorite historical mysteries. I miss talking to him about her and what might have happened to her and to her plane in 1939. I intend to draw Amelia much more. This was my first, loose attempt.
Above, left to right: Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, and R. Crumb.In March of 2019 I started sketching free hand on 4 x 6 postcards. I often draw them in bed. Playing with postcards helps me to draw fast and loose and hopefully achieve some cartoony likenesses. I generally draw in series, such as American Literary History, Jazz performers, or The Mexican Revolution. Below, left to right: Venustiano Carranza, Woman with a rifle (after a Casasola photograph), and Emiliano Zapata.
Above: Santo and Blue Demon, Mexican wrestling super heroes of the 1960s and 1970s.
Primitive portrait of Boris Pasternak, the author of Dr. Zhivago.
Thich Nhat Hanh.