Archive for December, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Everyone at Potter’s Sketchbook wishes you and yours a truly magical holiday season and wonderful new year.

Squirrel Girl

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Another superhero portrait shown at Christopher’s Restaurant some time back and drawn per Sarah’s request. Squirrel Girl is one of Sarah’s favorite comic book characters. She’s only read one Squirrel Girl story, her origin, and is still completely enamored with it. Truth to tell, I enjoyed it too since it was very much tongue in cheek. Or should I say tongue in pouch? Either way, it was a fun little story to read and this was a fun little picture to draw.

The Chains of Hephaestus

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Another piece based on Greek myths. I must have been losing interest in the project by the time I did this one and I’m appalled at the poor and slovenly execution. But as for the blatant idea behind the wreck, even though Hephaestus is the only Greek god I don’t instinctively find repulsive, I never got around to doing anything with him directly. Instead I did this one about consequences, where, at least in the tale I’m familiar with, he humiliates his adulterous spouse and Ares by trapping them in unbreakable netting and showing them to the other gods. The simple idea behind this drawing is that unchecked animal passions are the most vicious, entrapping and destructive shackles of all, whether they are publicized or hidden, and far more terrible and ruinous than any device any vengeful Olympian figure could ever create.

May

Monday, December 5th, 2011

This was done lifetimes ago. It’s sort of a self-portrait. There’s not much I can say about it, so I’ll quote Walt Whitman. His lines obviously don’t describe the theme of the piece, but there are some vague similarities:

O to disengage myself from those corpses of me, which I turn and look at where I cast them, / To pass on (O living! always living!) and leave the corpses behind.