|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 not what it used to be. 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
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.
I am not Norman Rockwell but I believe my work is interesting. I have many
interests and I draw just 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. 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 have many of my sketches posted on Facebook.
You can communicate with me directly through Facebook by following the link
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I also sell items with my doodles printed on them through ZAZZLE
|"If I can't picture it, I can't
understand it." - Albert Einstein