DRAWINGS

1999, 2000, 2001 Donald R Ricker

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POLITICIANS: US Congressmen, Senators, & Cabinet Members 2001 Donald R Ricker

DON'T KISS ME  5/11/00 Donald R Ricker

"I like to draw for fun, to capture a moment, or to plan."

 

MoJeeSun Portrait Bandit 2000 Donald R Ricker cariatide, from A Campi, drawing by DRR 1999

    "In my philosophy of painting, design and drawing are as important as painterly technique.  For example, to assemble the various images involved in Last Buffalo Herd,   I  first plan the entire composition, then sketch individual components.   Often, I use the computer to scan and manipulate my initial sketches. Then I arrange elements, print,  redraw and rescan until satisfied with the composite drawing. As in Pintura, color arrangements are added in layers under the black and white drawing to attain a digital study which is used both as a source to enlarge the cartoon of the main painting, and as a guide to color selection while painting.  Sometimes a virtual 3-D environment is created as a 'set' for a painting. This effect may be seen in the studies for Cleomenes and Musashi

Collectors may admire these digital studies for their eclectic qualities. A short text explaining the narrative background of each painting is included with the studies. 


 

The fates spin the thread, measure it, and cut it. Sketch 1998 from  Manship's 1939 sculpture Time & The Fates Of Man, a monumental sundial at Brookgreen Garden Museum of American Sculpture at Murrells Inlet on the South Carolina coast of the US. 

 

THREE GRACES

3GRACES a doodle that became a drawing that became a sculpture

 


 

erospsyc.GIF (12266 bytes)

Aphrodite commands Eros to slay the too beautiful Psyche whose charms seduce him into challenging the gods at her side.

design for a future fresco


PEACOCK (2K)

preparatory drawing for Martyr's Dream from Georges Clarin, French Orientalist

HANG IN THERE study for THE SEVEN SISTERS (6K)


DEATH LOSES CONCENTRATION  DEATH LOSES CONCENTRATION

May 30, 1997  I suffered what doctors called an ischemic stroke. I saw it differently a few days later, slumped over my drawing table.

HEAD EXAMINATION  HEAD EXAMINATION  

semi standard MRI self-portrait for No Big Heads group exhibit.