Spheres

This is one of my first mandala style drawing that attempts to describe structure and perspective. The design is based on a four-fold symmetry axis with perspective vanishing points in the center, and at the edges of the cross-like structure. Spheres is an 14″x17″ pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor.

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Here is some close-up detail of parts of the drawing. You can see the intricate pen strokes that are incorporated into the drawing, all added to the drawing free-hand with pen and ink.

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Armageddon

I have always been fascinated with machines and war. This drawing is a collage of the machinery of war: tanks, attack helicopters, missiles, artillery and bomber aircraft. In the center is the cockpit view of an aircraft on a runway getting ready for takeoff, surrounded by instrumentation and mechanical structures. Also incorporated in the design are archetypical symbols meant to depict the apocalyptic nature of modern war, which will eventually lead to Armageddon: The Star of David, which will appear prominently on the battlefield, and the Mayan Ninth Lord of the Night, which symbolizes the beginning of the end.

Armageddon is a 14 X 17 pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. Once the design is created, the final image is drawn over the pencil drawing freehand in ink. The primary design for the drawing is a two-fold symmetry axis reflecting a mirror image of the upper and lower halves. This drawing is available in 8×10, 11×14, and 16×20 archival quality prints. The 16×20 print has the same dimensions as the original drawing, just printed on slightly larger paper.

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Here are close-up details of this drawing.

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Rendezvous

Science fiction is one of my favorite artistic themes. This drawing portrays an alien, artificial world in a remote place in the universe visited by unknown beings. The beings have a strange link to our own world, indicated by the Eye of Hourus. Here, a mother ship is escorted by an entourage of assistant drones who have arrived at a portal. They wait for an unseen entity that will meet them and complete their purpose. Rondezvous is a 14 X 17 pen and ink drawing, drawn using a .25 mm Rapidograph pen and black India ink. The initial design was created using a pencil, compass, ruler and protractor. Once I finished the design, I drew the final image over the pencil drawing freehand in ink.

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Drawing details:

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Celestial Ring

The pure geometry of this drawing is meant to symbolize the perfection, intricacy and infinity of the our Universe. Symmetrical mutually reinforcing elements appear to float in space, balanced and harmonious. The process of creating this design was spontaneous improvisation. There are over 50,000 individual pen strokes in the circular mesh band in the center.

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Details:

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An even closer view. Each pen stroke was applied by hand with no use of a ruler, protractor, or other tool. Just my hand and a pen.

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