Sketches, Drawings


Some of these are on my Facebook account, and/or “all over the place” — I might draw another female figure next.

* These are sketches from 2003 – 2010. I’ll try to draw more/when I can. It can be tremendously calming (mentally), though it requires a certain amount of intensity/concentration, at the same time.

* For some reason, the pictures are sharper on full view.


1. Edgar Allan Poe, early 2003 | one of my earliest sketches


2. “Chaz”, early 2003 | model for a high-end hair product ad


3. Ruskin Sketch #1, 2008 | from Ruskin’s “The Elements of Drawing”


4. Ruskin Sketch #2 (broccoli), 2008 | from Ruskin’s “The Elements of Drawing” | I only realised it was a stem of broccoli, when I had finished drawing it. I was under the impression I was drawing a tree -_- (I directly copied the sketch from an image in the book!).


5. Bust, Sept 2010 | Reference: D. H. Lawrence’s “Women in Love” | ballpoint pen / ~0.5 hrs


6. Tila Tequila, 2010 | ballpoint pen | Face-wise, not really accurate, body-wise, slightly more so.

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I’d like to continue drawing full figures. In 2003 and 2004 (when I first started drawing), it was always portrait shots only :)

Author Interview, Kipp Poe Speicher


Author Interview #15, with indie filmmaker/author, Kipp Poe Speicher!

Describe yourself in 5 words:

Strange, Quiet, Artistic, Backward, Dark

Share a short excerpt and blurb of your work (10-100 words):

As her eyes open wide, they burst and become pools of blue liquid. She reaches her tiny mangled hand up and caresses my cheek. As soon as I feel her hand upon my cheek, her skin turns to the liquid blue. Suddenly, her whole arm fills with the blue liquid, filling up like a water balloon, and then bursts.

The liquid fills the bottom of the elevator soaking my feet up to my ankles.

The blue solution continues to take over the rest of her body. As each body part fills, it bursts, empties into the elevator to the point where I swim upwards to keep above it. The liquid takes over holding my breath, I scramble to reach the top, but it seems to move farther and farther away. I look back down and the elevator seems to be nothing but a glimmer of light at the bottom of this watery blue shaft.

Share an excerpt of your favorite author’s work (10-100 words):

My veins are afire with music, her eyes have kissed me, my body is turned to light; I shall dream to her secret heart tonight.

— Conrad Aiken: The House of Dust

Comment on the writing versus publication process, in your experience:

I have always wanted to be a writer but with a serious learning disability I gave up on that dream and looked for other ways to tell my stories. Now with the ability with digital publishing, and social networks to get advise and help with editing and connecting with other authors.

It is a revolution for many to finally find their voice and an audience that normal publication might not take a chance with.

What is your definition of “good writing”?

In every art form I appreciate the most that the creator puts all their heart into it.

Please share your #1 tip for writers:

Don’t hold yourself back trust in yourself.

Your websites/blogs/etc:

Much thanks to Mr. Speicher for the chat!