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Working For Myself For A Change
A detail from one of my new drawings. (Work in Progress.)
How To Draw With Your Funny Bone
Hello, Drawgerites. I am finally finding my sea legs as I settle into Great Barrington, Massachusetts, my new home. I hope to hang around Drawger more often now, checking other’s postings and adding some of my own. Life has been quite discombobulating at times ever since my wife, rep and...
My Latest for the New York Times Science Section
Howdy, Drawgerites-   I've been away from Drawger for much too long. I'm in the process of moving to Great Barrington, MA from Rhinebeck, NY and I might not post often until the dust settles, but I'll check in here as often as possible. It's been one hell of a...
Maggie Pickard 1941-2013
(From My CaringBridge Journal - March 30, 2013) Journal Entry 10 I was blindsided by Maggie's ravenous cancer. Maggie was trim and fit. She dragged me to daily 4.5 mile walks most days. She cooked simple, delicious, wholesome meals like cod & spinach and salmon & kale....
O Tannebaum!
Happy Holidays to Everyone on Drawger! https://vimeo.com/56204789 -Elwood
Glimpse of My Watercolor Process
Elwood Smith in his Studio Filmed for the Syracuse University Illustration program by illustrator and Syracuse professor James E. Ransome in Elwood's studio in Rhinebeck N.Y, award winning illustrator Elwood Smith discusses his process, use of brushes, paints and paper to create the...
New Photo Added to Old Story
I just added a new photo to an old article about an important event that took place back when I was a young teen. Ain't got nothing to do with art, but a lot to do with the complexities of a father and son relationship. The original article, written 12 years ago: ...
Simms Taback, None Better
I met Simms Taback shortly after I arrived in Manhattan in 1976. He was tall, broad-shouldered and handsome and spoke with a deep, resonant voice. And he was immensely talented. I liked him anyhow. We all loved the man; he was warm, self-effacing, generous and unpretentious. Simms and I...
New Animation Project
Greenbelt Land Trust in Oregon called me in late May of this year, asking if I'd be interested in creating a short animation for their website. GLT Executive Director, Michael Pope, and Development Director, Jessica McDonald, were looking for something that would, in thirty seconds to one...