|OLD GEEZER ART
I am a drawer of pictures. I won't go so far as to call myself an artist just yet. I do a
lot of sketching using mostly ordinary lead pencils. I work with grays because my
color perception is all messed up by Age Related Macular Degeneration. For that
reason, I rarely try drawing or painting with colors. It is just one of those things that
happens to us all, if we live long enough.
For background, I was born in 1946 and grew up in Texas. That 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 troublesome and unpleasant 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.
I am not Norman Rockwell but I believe my work is interesting and unique. I have
many interests and I draw about anything that crosses my mind. My style is
freestyle and rough. 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
lookl like drawings - that is for sure. Many of my drawings can be called
caricatures. The humans and animals sometimes look more like cartoon characters
than real living beings. That is the way I like it. I don't spend a lot of time trying to
make my drawings look like photographs. But I always try to convey feelings,
moods and emotions in my drawings - so they will tell a story.
I hope you enjoy looking at it.
To view my sketches, please select a category:
NAUTICAL SCENES - OLD SHIPS
You can look at it all you want to, for free. If you see something you like, I will sell
you the original sketch. Each sketch will be signed by me. Each item will be placed
in a rigid cardboard mat and will be well padded, to protect it during shipment.
Payments will be processed through PayPal. You will also receive a printed proof
of each sketch. Shipment will be from New Haven, Indiana 46774. I try to ship
orders within 48 hours after I receive notification of payment through PayPal.
To kick things off, I am pricing all of the sketches at $10. Postage is included.
If you want something done special, please contact me.
I have many of my sketches posted on Facebook.
You can communicate with me through Facebook by following the link below.
You can also reach me through email at:
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you see something on my Facebook page
that you are interested in.
I also sell items with my doodles printed on them through ZAZZLE.
|Thank you! Come back again soon.
|"If I can't picture it, I can't
understand it." - Albert Einstein
|I am putting this website together to
showcase some of my sketches.
|The sketches presented here are intended to be a
Memorial Tribute to the pioneers, cowboys, patriots,
military people, law enforcement officers, American
Indians and animals depicted.