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, January 30, 2012

Big Teeth Skull Ink Drawing


Here's the deal... I've avoided the dentist for maybe decades and got to the point where my cavities were bad enough to force me to go.  This drawing is what happened before I went to get my mouth checked out.  Stay tuned for the exciting results.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Weird-Ass Red Guy Drawing


I've been exploring these strange, somewhat tribal faces.  He was pretty odd, but less interesting without any color, so blammo!  Web-safe red and blue, courtesy of my legitimate copy of Photoshop CS2!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cartoon Girl Ink Drawing


This probably is an excellent characterization of someone.  I'm just not sure who.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spine Guy Topless Genie Ink Drawing


Damnit!  When I look at this one it looks like I did a painting on black velvet.  Oh well..  That's why it's my sketchbook instead of my finished work.  The concept I do like, even if it didn't manifest how I would have preferred.  Hmm...  Velvet Elvis...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ink Face Sketch


"Dude.  You're in my space.  You're too close."  I don't know.  It's more stuff from my subconscious.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Will Work for Food Evil Clip Art

I've got the clip art that you can't get anywhere else...  Let me know if you need anything else.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Rattle Snake Man Ink Drawing


I've been playing around with Mayan influenced art and concepts related to Quetzalcoatl.  You'll see variations on this face off on over the next few weeks.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Ink Dragon Sketch


I love how this one turned out.  I'm still drawing with my trusty Kuretake brush pen ($3.50) and licking my finger to do wet-smudging.  I'm working on postcard sized Arturo RSVP torn-edged cards (From Hiromi Paper in Santa Monica).  That's my standard go-to art kit.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Man-Eating Plant Ink Doodle


Here's another drawing from a meeting.  More than one person has noticed that my doodles from meetings follow a fairly dark theme.  Apparently, this is what's going on in my subconscious while we discuss important stuff at work.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Skull and Fingers Doodle Pattern


Suitable for using as a pattern for something.  Not sure what...  Just head down to Kinkos and have them print it up to use as wrapping paper.  That'll cost you about $200 for a 3x4 foot sheet.  Not a good deal.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sick Boy Ink Sketch and Triptych


Here's another delightful image.  And by "delightful," I mean creepy and uncomfortable.

Here's that triptych idea I've been talking about.  I messed with it in Photoshop to make the different characters stand out.  Together it still makes me think of the story of The Black Rider.