Maleficent’s mission

Dragon parade/Michele Bedigian

  Maleficent is a complicated, pivotal character in the Disney reportoire. As a beautiful young woman of pure heart she had an idyllic life in a forest kingdom. When an invading army threaten the land, Maleficent rose up to become its fiercest protector. However, a terrible betrayal hardened her heart and twisted her into a creature […]

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David remembers ’69

Stonewall_6_David

Last week I spent some time at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, drawing the memorial that lives there for the victims of the recent Orlando shooting. The Stonewall Inn is famous as the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement in the United States: in 1969 a series of riots protesting the frequent police raids on gay bars […]

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design in song

Mexican Mariachi/Michele Bedigian

  Years ago when I was training with my mentor weekly one of his biggest lessons was, “Design is key to any drawing. Without design there’s nothing to work with.” One could argue design is an intrical part of a drawing no matter what you do simply because it’s there. BUT, no one can deny there’s GOOD design and then there’s […]

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