OLD GEEZER ART
I am a drawer of pictures. I won't go so far as to call myself an artist just yet. I do a
lot of sketching using mostly ordinary lead pencils. I work with grays because my
color perception is not what it used to be. For that reason, I rarely try drawing or
painting with colors. It is just one of those things that happens to us all, if we live
long enough.

For background, I was born in 1946 and grew up in Texas. My age qualifies me as
an old geezer. I joined the U.S. Navy when I was 18 years old and retired as a
Senior Chief Petty Officer when I was 42 years old. During the span of time that I
was in the Navy, I visited every unpleasant and troublesome place on the planet at
least once. I am a veteran of the Vietnam War.

When I was a youngster, I drew all of the time - mostly just the faces and heads of
men. I gave it up when I joined the Navy, except for occasional doodling. I started
drawing again in early 2017, after I moved from Texas to Indiana and found out that
I would be stuck in the house most of the time in the wintertime. I needed a hobby
and drawing was a natural choice for me.

I am not Norman Rockwell but I believe my work is interesting.  I have many
interests and I draw about anything that crosses my mind. My technique is
freestyle and rough. Many artists try to make their drawings look like photographs.
The way I see it - if you want something to look like a photograph then you should
take a picture of it with a camera. My drawings all look like drawings, on purpose.
Many of my drawings can even be called caricatures. The humans and animals
sometimes look more like cartoon characters than real living beings. That is the
way I like it. I don't spend a lot of time trying to make my drawings look like
photographs. But I always try to convey feelings, moods and emotions in my
drawings - so they will tell a story.

I hope you enjoy looking at it.

You can look at it all you want to, for free. If you see something you like, I will sell
you the original sketch. Each sketch will be signed by me. Each item will be placed
in a rigid cardboard mat and it will be well padded, to protect it during shipment.
Payments will be processed through PayPal. You will also receive a printed proof
of each sketch. Shipment will be from New Haven, Indiana 46774. I try to ship
orders within 48 hours after I receive notification of payment through PayPal.

LIMITED TIME SPECIAL:

I am pricing all of the original sketches at $10. Postage is included.
Profits from sales here will be donated to the St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital.

HAPPY BROWSING.

If you want something done special, please contact me.

Contact Information

I have many of my sketches posted on Facebook.   
You can communicate with me directly through Facebook by following the link
below.

https://www.facebook.com/ray.phillips.7169  

You can also reach me by email at:

daltonphillips@namvetsonline.com  

Please don't hesitate to
contact me if you see something on my Facebook page
that you are interested in.

I also sell items with my doodles printed on them through
ZAZZLE
"If I can't picture it, I can't
understand it." - Albert Einstein
Welcome!
The sketches presented here are intended to be a tribute
to the pioneers, cowboys, patriots, military people, law
enforcement officers, American Indians. common folks
and animals depicted.
To view my sketches, please select a category:

AMERICANA
CIVIL WAR
COWBOYS
LAW ENFORCEMENT
MILITARY
NATIVE AMERICANS
NAUTICAL SCENES - OLD SHIPS
NAVY
PATRIOTIC
SENIOR
VETERANS
WESTERN SCENERY
SPECIAL ORDERS
    Negro slaves, working in the fields.
I have more passion for drawing now than I did when I was a kid.
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Post Civil War strife and bigotry.
The American West.
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