Sketchbook Detour

***Temporary Sketchbook Detour***

I began a solo motorcycle trip from Los Angeles on Friday, June 22, 2012, heading north, as far as I'm having fun. I'll be updating my sketchbook with posts from the road, and not necessarily artwork. I'm too beat by the time I'm in camp or in a cheap motel.

I'll continue with the sketches when I get back in a few weeks.

Yeah right! It's been months! I'll get back to it as I finish up some classes and have more time again. Maybe in another month, like in February, 2013.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mutating Arms Drawing


And another ink drawing done last week while listening to a Jim Butcher audiobook.  Strange stuff, eh?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another Odd Face Drawing


Here's another drawing that I did last week while listening to a Dresden Files audiobook. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dresden Files Inspired Art


Here's another Jim Butcher Dresden Files inspired drawing.  It's Kuretake pen on paper and paint-bucket colored in Photoshop.  NOTE:  Click the picture to see it without the odd noise in the image.  Maybe I need to check to see if the color is web-safe(?).

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dresden Files Inspired Art


I did this drawing while listening to an audiobook version of  one of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It seems that it may have had an influence on the few pieces of artwork that I worked on at the time.  I used my $3.50 Kuretake pen-brush on paper and added smudges with my finger.  Then I copied, flipped, and pasted the image in multiple layers in Adobe Photoshop.  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mysterious Face Drawing


I've been spending a lot of time doing quick drawings on postcard sized pieces of paper, so over the weekend I hit up our local Japanese paper store, Hiromi Paper, and picked up a box of expensive, quality artist paper that is pre-cut to roughly postcard size.  I also grabbed a bunch of Kuretake Brush Pens.  These things are really nice for $3.50 a piece. 

I like to create washes while working in ink by using touching my finger to my tongue to moisten my finger, then smudging where needed.  Yeah, it's weird, but I like the end result.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Drinking Evils Doodle


Here's a doodle I did that evolved into a joke about the evils of alcohol.  I started out with the bottle and glass and without any real thought or direction became filled with lame and random symbolism. 

I should do some of these with a hidden character like Waldo or Goldbug (my favorite).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Alien Abduction Doodle Art

I swear that this looks like a woodcut print, but, alas, it is just a pen on paper.  The subject matter was inspired by a weird dream and the unlikely ideas that I've been abducted by aliens in the night.  I'm thinking that it's very unlikely that they're coming for me in the night, but a long time ago I did have a freaky experience in the desert somewhere on the California Arizona border...  Maybe I was abducted.  I used the word "alas" for the first time in my life.