Musing the Muse

Once a week or so, I will share a few thoughts about my journey.

How did this all begin? Like most artists, it began with drawing.

Several years ago, Jonathan Richard Cring, my friend and international blogger, asked me to illustrate some of his Jonathots Daily Blog columns, just for fun. As a result, I ended up drawing something almost every day.

My first foray into illustration was for a series of Jonathots column entitled Confessing. Here’s one example:

human knee

In a frank and humorous discussion about his relationship with his knees, Jonathan asked me to draw an athletic knee.

Here’s the article.

angry soccer ball

In another of his Confessing columns, Cring asked for an angry, personified soccer ball. Here’s what I came up with.

Here’s what he wrote.

By far, my longest stint of illustrating has been for Jonathan’s weekly Cracked 5 column–dark humor on every subject under the sun, with a corresponding illustration. Here are just a few of those:

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

(click on the name to see the corresponding “Cracked 5” column)

William Barr

William Barr

click on the name to see the corresponding “Cracked 5” column

The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

click on the name to see the corresponding “Cracked 5” column

Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

click on the name to see the corresponding “Cracked 5” column

From a Photo

Maxine’s 89th Birthday

Maxine's Birthday Sketch

And finally for today’s blog, here is a sketch I did of my mother as a gift for her 89th birthday–along with the corresponding photo.

I have discovered that I truly enjoy creating a likeness of someone based on a photograph. If you would like a Clazzy drawing of someone you love, fill out the form below and we’ll put our heads together–I’d love to do it.

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