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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Underwater Landscape Fantasy Doodle


I used to do illustrated manuscript style art on the edges of my soles of my Converse Chuck Taylors in high school.  Maybe this doodling is another extension of that.  Not that this resembles illustrated manuscript...  Just thinking out loud... 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Seventeen, Birds, a Body, and Towers Doodle


Again, I have no idea...  This is from a meeting.  I Photoshopped in some grey or gray (I can't make up my mind) to balance out the top and bottom of the drawing.  Odd stuff from my mind...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eyeballs, Cameras, Roses, and Contraptions

I'm not sure about this one.  It's just what happens when my mind is semi-idle (in a meeting).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tribal Ink Drawng


I did this one a couple of months ago, after spending some time in a museum looking at Peruvian textiles.  Maybe Moche?  Yeah.  I said textiles.  What I mean is some significant robe covered with hundreds of little people and faces, all different, in profile with spears.  Other pieces were of stylized birds.  I guess if I look at something long enough, it gets engrained. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Reflected Man Ink Drawing


Here's another one from a meeting.  Usually they're pretty representative of my inner workings during the time I spend sitting at the table listening to the agenda.  I can and do listen attentively, but I need to keep my pen working.  I'm not sure what's happening in this drawing.  I intentionally drew the reflected image as a general likeness instead of going for a facsimile copy.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ancient Aliens Totem Drawing

This doodle is easy to figure out.  I was listening to Coast to Coast AM, a radio show that deals with conspiracies, the supernatural, and aliens along with a variety of other less-mainstream topics.  I love this stuff! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Eyed Girl Ink Sketch


 This drawing is based on images from a dream where I saw my children while living as a Masai in Kenya.  My daughter was so pretty with these giant beautiful eyes that it stuck with me and inspired a big eyed drawing.   

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nightmare Ink Doodle


Much of my doodle-type art is influenced by what I've been thinking about, books I've been reading, or what's been going on around me.  Other stuff, like this, I have no idea where it comes from.  With this stuff, I allow the images to develop on their own.  Maybe I channel the content into my drawings from an outside source or entity, or it's from my subconscious, but it's often creepy.  What does that say about me?  I'm perceptive, psychic, or maybe psychotic deep down?  Hmm...  I don't know.