Here’s a drawing I completed in late 1988, but more likely sometime in 1989. I remember feeling quite disturbed after watching on video the movie DEAD RINGERS (1988), starring Jeremy Irons. So, I got out my big sketch pad and felt tip pens and created this.
My Own Attempts at Art: An Intricate Design and Some Added Colors (ballpoint pen and felt tip pens on paper)
I drew this in stages, the main, intricate design in about 1987 or ‘88 while I was in college, then the colors in the lower part of the picture around 1989.
My Own Attempts at Art: A Fiery, Fantastical Bird (ballpoint pen and felt pens on note paper)
I drew this fiery bird creature with a ballpoint pen and felt tip pens around 1990, within a few years out of college. I only wish I’d not chosen to create it on lined note paper.
My Own Attempts at Art: “Alive” (abstract watercolor painting)
I painted this piece with watercolors while an undergraduate student at UC Santa Cruz in 1986 or ’87. I promptly titled it “Alive.” I felt it expressed an enthusiasm for life pushing, shining through.
I vaguely remember arriving in my dorm room one evening where my roommate at the time and a friend of his were hanging out and painting. They invited me to join them in making some art. This was the result.