Dec 27, 2008

Post-Xmas Rat

Sharpie marker fun!!

Until Next Time.

Dec 22, 2008

Uh Oh, New Moleskine

So...I got a new Moleskine. You know what that means; drawings without those pesky notebook lines.

(Sticker compliments of I Am America (And So Can You!). Thanks, Colbert)

Until Next Time.

Dec 5, 2008

More Lined Sketches

Just getting a few more out there.

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Dec 3, 2008

One Book Down...

So I cluttered up every page of my "notebook" at work and I want to salvage the drawings I liked. Then, on to book number 2!!

Until Next Time.

Nov 16, 2008

The Curse of The Ongoing Project

I find the more time I spend with something, the more left-field ideas I get, and they start to clog my brain to the point where I can't actually finish the project. Call it poor self-control. Case in point: The Eyeplant.

Here's the initial sketch I did, in Photoshop (a rarity for me), and the basic palette. All these decisions took at most 10 minutes. If I'd kept going at this rate, the whole thing would've been complete in an hour and a half!

Then, painting begins and progress slows noticeably. At this point more bizarre ideas come flying in and I experiment with them all. Some work well, some...not so much. It goes from a straightforward paint session to a no-holds-barred cacophony of "What if I did..." and "It'd look better if...". This is what I ended up with after several long nights tweaking, changing, and following my every impulse. Needless to say, it took many days longer than expected...

OK, now fast forward a week or two later and there's something missing. I inexplicably followed another impulse, despite feeling comfortable about the state of the painting. Now I wanted to see the completed piece in different formats. Was I just acting out of spite against my brain?! Ahem, after deliberating, tweaking, and redrawing, I produced another iteration...

Did I learn anything? Maybe. If you have the time, why not explore the impulses that crop up while you're working on something. Just, they can never be at the expense of the piece overall.

Until Next Time.

Nov 11, 2008

Look What I Found

Combing through my various sketchbooks I've discovered a few that initially got by me...somehow. So, here they are, in all their glory.

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Oct 9, 2008

2 Eyes

So remember these guys?

Well they're animated now.

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Sep 2, 2008

What Would Darwin Do?

Survival of the fittest. That means in 150 years all giraffes will be really stumpy. Evolution is pendular, duh.

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Aug 28, 2008

Holiday Fruit

I'm in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT!!!!

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Aug 16, 2008

Bitter Girl

I may or may not know someone like this. Maybe.

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Aug 9, 2008

Subliminal Advertising

So while drawing and watching TV recently, I overheard a beer commercial that mentioned a place called "Beer Heaven". That was all the inspiration I needed. Also, here's a ninja turtle and an onion.

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Aug 4, 2008

Squid Pro Quo

A few extras from my many nights of TV sketching.

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Jul 27, 2008

Legitimate Excuse?

Apologies. I've been cranking to finish a few projects, all leading up to more long-term work. More on that as it develops...

In the meantime, here's a cleaned-up version of the image that will appear on my friends' anniversary cake. Has it really been a year?

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Jul 14, 2008


Something piecemeal I made while watching TV.

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Jul 10, 2008

On To Pastels

In my ongoing task of finally using supplies that I've been avoiding for years, I rocked out some oil pastels on canvas paper. Oh, and I drew more with my favorite purple pen.

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Jul 5, 2008

So New

I got a new (bulky, square-shaped) sketchbook! I tried to do something a little different to christen this one, so I drew with felt and china markers! Enjoy the experimentation.

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Jun 29, 2008

The Bat-Man

Wow, I found these on the very last page of an old sketchbook.

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Jun 24, 2008


He's pretty unhappy. Turns out his new favorite band is way too popular.

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Jun 23, 2008

Movin Out

It's been hectic this last week, since the move into my new place happened to come days after I returned from NYC. It's good to be back in the city. These are just a few more recent pics that I felt like sharing.

On a side note, I'm pretty saddened about George Carlin passing away. I've digested copious amounts of standup comedy over the years, and he was always a HUGE staple in my collection. He had a way with words that is still unsurpassed. He will be missed.

This is the cover of my sketchbook. I pasted a huge UPS sticker on the front. It's a little easier to find the front of the book now.

Until Next Time.

Jun 19, 2008

Return Trip

Back from my latest outing; needless to say, it was a blast! I'll spare you all but one picture, which I chose as the most quintessential representative for the trip. Oh, I'll throw in a few drawings from my travel time, too.

Until Next Time.