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, February 29, 2012

Upset Kid Ink Sketch


Being a kid sucks sometimes.  I'm not sure if he's angry or what's up with him.

Kuretake ink pen smudged with finger on Arturo cardstock.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Headless Robot Man Doodle

It's another doodle done during a meeting.  How did an odd face turn into this?  Hmm.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ink Portrait Robert


This guy fits the "most interesting man in the world," mold.  It's another quick sketch with my Kuretake brush pen on a postcard sized Arturo RSVP torn-edged card.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ink Portrait Sara


I did this quick sketch with my Kuretake brush pen on a postcard sized Arturo RSVP torn-edged card.  The wash was done with finger smudging. As a result, I have perpetual ink stains on my finger tips.    

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ink Portrait Tami


Here's another one done with my Kuretake brush pen with finger smudging on Arturo cardstock. And I used a Faber Castell Pitt pen to fill the background.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ink Portrait Vicky


What a nice smile.  Done using my go-to art kit:  Kuretake brush pen on Arturo stationary cardstock, with some finger smudging.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Walrus in Ink


Here's another one taken from a photo from National Geographic.  These photographers are amazing!  Anyhow, I did it with my trusty Kuretaki brush pen and smudged with my finger.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Woman in Bonnet Drawing


Here's a drawing of an old photo I found in a National Graphic magazine.  I'm not sure what it was about, or what issue it came out of, but it was a picture of three women in bonnets.  I left out the other women because I couldn't see their faces.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fox Sister Spiritualism Sketch


The Fox sisters were big in the beginnings of the Spiritualism movement in the mid-1800s.  They got everybody (I'm sensationalizing) got into seances, table tapping, and talking to spirits.  For more details, go to Wikipedia.

And in unrelated news, my dentist visit resulted in a need for a single root canal.  Good news!  I thought I was going to have to explore the world in search of affordable mouth repair.