|OLD GEEZER ART
|I am a drawer of pictures. I hesitate to call myself an artist just yet. I do a lot of
sketching . I mostly draw with regular lead pencils - the yellow wooden ones we all
used in school. Working with grays is easier for me because my color perception
is not what it used to be. For that reason, I rarely draw using colors.
For background, I was born in 1946 and grew up in Texas. My age qualifies me as
an old geezer. I joined the U.S. Navy when I was 18 years old and retired as a
Senior Chief Petty Officer when I was 42 years old. During the span of time that I
was in the Navy, I visited every unpleasant and troublesome place on the planet at
least once. I am a veteran of the Vietnam War.
When I was a youngster, I drew all of the time - mostly just the faces and heads of
men. I gave it up when I joined the Navy, except for occasional doodling. I started
drawing again in early 2017, after I moved from Texas to Indiana and found out that
I would be stuck in the house most of the time in the wintertime. I needed a hobby
and drawing was a natural choice for me.
Life takes us all down many different roads - through many bends and turns.
Yesterday I was a healthy and energetic young man. Today I am a weak and frail
old geezer, pretty much bound to my home. Rather than sitting around moping
and feeling sorry for myself, I decided to celebrate by sharing some of my
memories and experiences in the best way I know - by drawing about it. It is my
way of telling stories. Not all of it is based on personal experiences but much of it
is. With some of it, I just let my imagination go wild and have fun with it.
Drawing is a passion with me. I get a great deal of pleasure doing it and I hope you
enjoy looking at it. I typically turn out 4 or 5 drawings a day - sometimes more. I
keep everything I draw.
I am not Norman Rockwell but I believe my artwork is interesting. I have many
interests and I draw about anything that crosses my mind. My technique is
freestyle and rough. Many artists try to make their drawings look like photographs.
I don't do that. The way I see it - if you want something to look like a photograph
then you should take a picture of it with a camera. My drawings all look like
drawings, on purpose. Some of my drawings can even be called caricatures. The
humans and animals sometimes look more like cartoon characters than real living
beings. I always try to convey feelings, moods and emotions in my drawings - so
they will tell a story.
By the way - I am afflicted with age related macular degeneration. I am classified
as "blind" by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. I get a chuckle about that. How
many blind artists do you know?
Profits made from this website are
donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital foundation,
I will appreciate hearing from you. Your comments and opinions are important. I
have many of my sketches posted on Facebook. I encourage you to leave
comments there. I don't use a guestbook. The best way to communicate with me
is through Facebook Messenger. I check in there several times a day. You can also
leave comments on my timeline postings.
You can communicate with me directly through Facebook by following the link
You can also reach me by email at:
Have fun surfing!
|"If I can't picture it, I can't
understand it." - Albert Einstein
|Staying in the
|Old timey blacksmith.
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|Jumping Jack Flash
|Setting the dead
|Grandpa baiting a fish
the shade tree
|Long ago - far away.
|Eye of the artist.
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