2014Odds and Ends from my 2014 sketchbooks
2015-2016personal work mostly --evolving out of my daily studio time.
2013Odds and ends from personal sketchbooks in 2013
ObservationsGenerally monochromatic studies of Nature done for my personal enjoyment. I started this series in the summer of 2010.
2012varied sketchbook offerings from 2012
2011random new stuff. A more complete archive is at my flickr site
2010: Jan - JulyCurrent sketchbook and doodle activity
2010: Aug-Dec.Sketchbook activity, August to December 2010
2009: Feb - June
2009: July - Dec.A selection of mostly doodles, more Crystal Cities, and attempts at children's book illustrations.
10/2008 - 01/2009From several books of varied sizes. The paper is very absorbent in these Chinese manufactured sketchbooks (Daler Rowney from Dick Blick). The images are a bit more informal than others. Searching and having fun!
2008: Feb - Maydoodles wandering from flat planes of paper through forests of wires to your campfire. Let them sit for a spell; they're harmless and might be entertaining.
2008: June - Sept.More things that wandered in... and stayed.
11/2007 - 01/2008Recent doodles dragged in from the foolish forest of Art!
2007: May - Oct.Many other sketches from this time period are in my collage gallery.
2007: March-AprilRecent sketches in a small book (4.5 x 6.75"). Hope you like them and find them interesting.
2007: Jan - FebRecent additions to personal sketchbooks.
2006: Nov - DecSome plausible personal favorites from my recent sketchbooks. Hope you find them interesting.
2006: June - Sept.Stuff from this summer and early fall. The book is a Canson black book. Media used are ball point pen, watercolor, gouache, fabric paint and colored pencil.
08/2005 - 06/2006Sketches and paintings from a book of colored papers.
random sketches: 01slightly older stuff. Enjoy!
Collage SketchesThis is a gallery of drawings that incorporate collage elements. Something a little different but a significant direction for me right now. Hope you like them!
Iceland sketchesMostly topographical pen and watercolor sketches from a recent trip to Iceland for a family reunion and site-seeing. **Apologies to Icelandic friends for all the misspellings!! I will correct them soon!
PaintingsThis series of paintings was begun in January 2008. They are done in latex paint on plywood panels or canvas.
Fictitious Faces & Erratic EventsA broadside collection of miscellaneous faces, places, happenings and the spaces in-between.
The Red Tie"The Red Tie" is a wordless story I wrote for no reason in particular except to have a little fun. Hope you find it amusing.
Homerun HeroesA few years ago I started a series of drawings of baseball players. I made one hundred and packaged them up as "Homerun Heroes" and called it stock art. To promote it, I printed a small catalog (12 page 8 1/2 x 11" 2 color on newsprint: I'll send you one if you'd like). The drawings are very direct and the media unforgiving: fat, permanent black marker on the backs of slick old illustration directory pages (I got a bunch).
Envelope paintingsIn 1992, I started a daily painting exercise that I called "envelope paintings". These small images were painted and drawn on the folded out inside of various sized envelopes and subsequently mailed to my bemused wife. There's a little more info in this blog entry. I'm posting this gallery mostly for my own benefit (a chronological survey) but you may enjoy sifting through them and seeing the variety. There are about 170 in total here.
Geometric PeopleA sampling of simplified figurative work. I invite you to browse and comment.
My Little MonkeyQuick monkey drawings
Computer GamesBack in the early 1990's, I was employed by a computer game developer in Cambridge, MA. The best work I did there were the numerous painted backgrounds for two adventure games that played on the (soon-to-be-obsolete) CD-interactive sytem made by Philips. Programming was later added to the images to allow the animated characters to walk , jump and fight on the various surfaces. The images are fairly small and in proportion with television screens The backgrounds usually scrolled with the action; seeing them in their original state in this gallery is not the way gamers would experience them. The paintings started with extensive sketching in pencil and final rendering in Painter and Photoshop. Here are some of my favorites. (all images © Rob Dunlavey, no unauthorized reproduction is allowed)
Little PeopleThese are from a loose-leaf binder of 200 doodles done on the train over the course of a year. Magic Marker drawings of a geometric and cute nature.
Jerome Snyder (CREATION #12)In 1992, CREATION Magazine featured a profile on Jerome Snyder's illustration. Snyder was an art director at Sports Illustrated and Scientific American. His illustrations were commissioned by Fortune, Mademoiselle, Look, House & Garden and the New York Times. CREATION was published for 20 issues. It was edited and art directed by the legendary Japanese designer Yusaku Kamekura. It featured in depth features and pictorial spreads on the worlds leading designers, illustrators and allied artists.
The Dandelion's Tale"The Dandelion's Tale" is a picture book I've illustrated. The author is Kevin Sheehan. The book is published by Schwartz & Wade and designed by the fabulous Ms. Rachael Cole.
20172017 sketchbook pieces
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