Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:47:46 GMT Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:28 GMT 60 AlteKrea 2014 http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/altekrea-2014 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Scenes from the show...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1) I guess I have a last name now; you can call me Mr. Hard. 2) Shel's entranced by the Opening Gala. 3) JD Spark; hula hoop extraordinaire (unfortunately the LED hoop didn't show up well on the photo... it was awesome in person). 4)&nbsp; Miroki Tong (the show organizer) sings a haunting tune. 5&amp;6)&nbsp; Emily Crawford bends over backward (and then some) to wow the crowd.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5cab4b7aa8f04b28a44b4ade67d84a81.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1) Mr. Hard gets down to business. 2) Bird's eye view of some of the exhibitors. 3) Shel brought crayons and colours some Wish pages. 4) Trenna Keating (star of Defiance) colours Wish pages between people asking her how long it takes to put on her makeup for the show (2-3 hours). 5) Another view of the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda; a great place for a show. 6) Awesome face painting by <span class="description">Jocelyn Santos-Thompson.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_50f52d077c2c4151865ca02c25c552b2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> 1&amp;2) Meeting people of all ages and showing off my stuff. 3) Scott Chantler shows off Two Generals, one of his many books. 4) Adrian Alphona, awesome artist on Ms. Marvel, among other titles. 5) Hugh Rookwood, illustator/comic creator on a whole bunch of stuff and a really cool guy. 6) Kieran brought her drawing of an eyeball and wants to open her own gallery some day.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="650" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_eb55060d9a034f9b83622f17419fcc19.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 650px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We all had a great time. Looking forward to next year. Let's hope the weather's better.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:32:45 GMT 7a16acc4-4e76-4a4b-8f48-46b347f5634a remembering The Knick http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/remembering-the-knick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm still working on a large project that is to remain confidential for now</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and another large commission that I don't want to post until it's finished.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So... instead of griping about the weather (and believe me there's plenty to gripe about)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought I'd share some preliminary sketches from my &quot;Knick&quot; project a while back.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is my initial sketch based on their suggestion to do a &quot;cut-away&quot; view of the hospital:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="629" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a11ca4a63be14749b74b026471a0fb00.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 629px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and an idea to have &quot;superimposed&quot; images:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_73114fc3ddc748c6b27208da0978a5ab.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The building has some tall towers that I thought might lend themselves to a vertical format:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="692" original-width="461" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1f9f064803654328ba0c5005d9405a5e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 461px; height: 692px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Then it occurred to me to make it look as if the building had literally been cut away, and the walls peeled back like skin...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I knew that they weren't going to go for this one but I just had to try it:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="532" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e5eab593ac404ad2acceca9636e65cd0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 532px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> They decided on the horizontal format with see-through walls surrounded by images relating to the hospital,</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and they sent me this sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="412" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_622900a1729944e296da751ed2e66204.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 412px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...so I sent them back this layout based on their sketch:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="461" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d0a723fd85840af911b65a0c5e7f39f.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 461px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and they sent back this modified layout with comments and suggestions. This is getting pretty close to the final version:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="379" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cabe0c135e0b4b638085ed1b71352968.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 379px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Working on names and faces - portraits and lettering being things that I haven't had much practice with:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="504" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7427f33efeba4967848b27abca2677e2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 504px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This was the initial drawing for the Surgery vignette. I had been briefed that the show deals a lot with pregnancy and birthing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="546" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_57d144258d7b4fbb8d5586dd3460e757.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 546px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After they ran this by their legal department, I was told to &quot;loose the baby.&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="514" original-width="628" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_52046c39d77a401ebd561f39f52238c0.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 628px; height: 514px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This is the final 20&quot; x 30&quot; inked drawing which does not reduce well at screen resolution:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="460" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_49830eb796cf4e7792304b31ca6711a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 460px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here is a small section that looks a little better on screen:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="530" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2f343a17bea9448c829b4c9e48093a94.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 530px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There were a lot of versions and layouts and small little changes (mostly from the legal department) over the course of a hundred emails and a dozen of phone calls. I think, ultimately, we came out with a pretty good piece.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I had displayed a full size print at the Baltimore ComiCon and it literally stopped some people in their tracks as they went by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So that's pretty cool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:35:11 GMT 5bdfe5dc-01f9-410d-a31b-7328e94b808c Moby Dick... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/moby-dick <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &quot;Shrouded in a thin drooping veil of mist, it hovered for a moment in the rainbowed air...&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="804" original-height="804" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_35f03b454fd548c18e3f9a5e37e05a1d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 804px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Commissioned by Will (he just asked for something Moby Dick related).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For your own commissioned artwork contact me at <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:48:56 GMT ead63347-1a9f-42e8-80b5-c3b267b21f08 A G33K by any other name http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/a-g33k-by-any-other-name-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in 2013 we attended the G33K Art Show.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This year they've &quot;re-branded&quot; as Altekrea Festival of Alternative Creation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> November 22 -23 in the Rotunda at the Kitchener City Hall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="408" original-height="408" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2073d3706e524d6583113ec00520944d.png" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 408px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://altekrea.com">altekrea.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There is also an Opening Gala on Friday the 21st, which looks pretty cool:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="495" original-height="495" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_948af3c84a044186b330fb5449274fdc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 495px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncanny-reveries-altekrea-opening-gala-tickets-13957859333?</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel and&nbsp;I will be attending the Gala as well as both days in the Rotunda.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> If there are any of you in the area, we'd love to see you.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 16:47:03 GMT 489872a0-8be0-422b-b6b1-0e66a1a14b8d birds of a feather http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/birds-of-a-feather <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Back in May, Mia &amp; Charles asked me to draw the birds that visit their palm trees&nbsp;to use on their wedding announcement.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5c4223a9c2304822afc97c15f6e78162.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was also asked to draw a close up of the pair of parakeets to use on the menu.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="1036" original-height="1036" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_aec5f29fe97d4586a8331626a6ec5dae.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 1036px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... sounds great!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a bigger pic of the drawing:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="682" original-height="682" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9a156d8a431c44dda9f4e28ffd357b34.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 682px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Congratulations to Mia &amp; Charles, thank you for letting me be a small part of your Big Day</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and sincerest best wishes for happy and healthy future.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <dl> <dt style="text-align: center;"> &quot;A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.&quot; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> - Mignon McLaughlin </dt> </dl> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 14:09:47 GMT f06e24fb-cbb5-4d1b-8cb7-ac7af01f576d happy halloween... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/happy-halloween-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This house is on the route to and from the boat. They put on quite the display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="337" original-height="337" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_ac913804c2554998b74d8657ee815ef7.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 337px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't imagine that they get a lot of trick-or-treaters since there are only about a dozen houses in the entire hamlet of Goldstone.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="533" original-height="533" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9d98ea6986484da38578757b4b104891.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 533px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's are own spooky display.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="648" original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_20c0d26d3b2142c3bc44ea235f0b18d0.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 648px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Apparently I need to wash the windows.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:08:41 GMT 56554f6d-1ef1-449d-b982-9008b7d96065 last sail of the season http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/sail <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Another Georgian Blue Day for our last sail.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="583" original-height="583" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_40860f6d5b534853b08a21267a572636.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 583px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> “Paradise” is a suffering word, grossly overused and ineptly devalued in everyday hype and blurb.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Yet, tired as it is, it will have to do. Nothing else conveys that sense of place that can inspire a blissful contentment.”</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> - Andrew Rayner</p> <p style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (The beer and wine don't hurt, either.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> &nbsp; </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:55:45 GMT fe75f736-6ca6-482c-bee7-70035f767dbe Oktoberfestering http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/oktoberfestering <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For the past 45 years Kitchener-Waterloo has&nbsp;hosted Oktoberfest:&nbsp;the&nbsp; &quot;Largest Beer Festival Outside Munich&quot;&nbsp;in which hundreds of thousands of people invade the area, making driving difficult and parking impossible. They&nbsp;cram themselves into halls and hockey rinks, pay exorbitant prices to consume excessive quantities of watery beer and &nbsp;greasy food, listen to horrendous music and throw up on each other.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="961" original-height="961" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_498dac21fbf6499e89c511b75c7e579e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 961px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I thought that this was kind of a funny idea and that it might be amusing to draw Cerebus in lederhosen</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...but it quickly became all about drawing a girl in a dirndl.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sun, 12 Oct 2014 02:32:30 GMT e9c1d953-d52f-4fa7-99df-0aa1d6ca1453 october sketch http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/october-sketch <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a sketch I did for&nbsp; a commission idea...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="514" original-height="514" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_9e1c8f73e764466e871683c568151e81.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 514px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it wasn't quite what they had in mind so the project's been shelved for now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Shel really liked it so I put it in a frame and gave it to her for one of her Birthday Month presents.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Sweet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:59:57 GMT de421cea-53f1-49de-820c-98c6046abacd fallingwater http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/falling-water <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Julie and&nbsp;Mike commissioned me to draw Frank Lloyd Wright's &quot;Fallingwater&quot;, a house that sits atop a waterfall.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="531" original-height="531" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_66d0fe311483479b97a8d36e877f472e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 531px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I wanted to accentuate the flow that Wright designed into the building by keeping the high</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> contrast areas in focus and letting the house blend into the foliage surrounding it.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="427" original-height="427" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3455ea08d18a430e8a8202e67d7b35ed.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 427px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are a couple of zoomed in detail views.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="457" original-height="457" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cf7817ade3ee45a9b7e4e981e3f6b409.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 457px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There was talk of adding some subtle colour to the piece but I think this is one of those that needs to stay black &amp; white.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm going to try and hand colour a print or two and see how that turns out.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> That email, again, to arrange a commission of your own is:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="mailto:gerzmail@yahoo.ca">gerzmail@yahoo.ca</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...operators are standing by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:46:39 GMT 5f70697b-1456-4ea5-9b55-5783f929280a