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Stolen Poses



The 1st 4 I stole from people on buses. The likeness from quick pictures of people never seen before is uncanny.

This women was oblivious of me and when she sensed she was being drawn. She posed a little then left in objection. When I introduced myself later she expressed her displeasure in my methods and the results buty liked my other work.

Snuffleupagus. She knew she was posing. 
The picture, contrarily, is of a Japanese girl I've never seen before.
Ralph knew I was going to draw his picture but didn't know when.
Same goes for Travis. 
I warned him, then caught him performing at Turks.

Same with Monica Lee. She knew, but not when.

Eddie lent me $5 so I promised him a portrait. 
He came over one day and I drew him when he wasn't looking. 
Pretty talented but I over painted some of his likenesses out. 

"Are you drawing my face, Mike?" "No, I'm drawing the space around your face."

my lil' inspirator


This is a sample of a successful experiment in jotting down profiles of people as they walked by. There were lots of successful portraits in this series. More of the unfinished work can be found at this link

7 printmaking methods 1997     the portrait ongoing   the 3 minute portrait experiment (25 in a 3 day marathon) 2003   the Carnegie Hall Sessions 2001   lil' nudes (paint on photograph of large life studies) 1997-2003   pen & ink drawings from t.v. 1994   "Rachmaninoff" & other Composers (very recent work in development) 2003   portrait of an artist as a young man (& other novels drawn by me) 2000-2002   paintings of C.R. Avery's "A Shotgun Wedding"  2002   the quick brown fox  2002   insurmountablemojo (4 songs) 2003   the diarial adventures of Mickey the Swan 2002 (the late 20th Century . Bop) 1988   a contribution to Jabbar Al Janabi's  "Anu" 2001   commercial work ongoing   studies of bus stops  1988    studies of taverns 1988          sign guestbook         view guestbook