Day 15 of Inktober2017 - Mysterious.
I miss grapefruit. Doesn't it just figure? The only medicine I take and it has to have that limitation. It could be worse. Stop whining Jim. At least you made it to the World Series of doodling. Well...in my mind anyway.
I felt like drawing birdhouses and this came out in my large Moleskine.
My 9 year old Boston Terrier, Annabelle is a bright light in my life and she shows up in my work often. Best Christmas gift EVER!!!
Don’t cry over spilled milk unless you are Mr. Milk of course.
When my robots are happy, I'm happy.
Trade show poster I just delivered finals on titled: The UnBooth. My kind of trade show booth.
Part of a series of drawings following characters on a journey through strange and chaotic zones of a gigantic metropolis. I really enjoyed using the Sakura brush pen for this one.
Summertime. Who doesn’t love crabs?
The Toast of the Town. Too bad the weather had to turn just when things were heating up.
Grungy doodle of the day. I felt inspired to do something smudgy and decorative and colorful.
Ice Dream. There’s some strange references going on in this one. If I don’t explain it won’t come together. Back in my day the Europe 72 3 record Dead live album had a crazy kid on the back cover smashing a cone on his head. Later an ice cream truck company called Weaser ripped off that art and would visit my mid Jersey neighborhood daily. Google it if you care. Flash forward to 2019. The ice cream truck that hits my neighborhood EVERY DAYS has a loud obnoxious song and no Greatful Dead connections. It drives me out of my mind so here is the result. I always try to turn my pain into gain. What a long strange explanation it’s been.
Sandy is a dreamer. Her favorite dream is the beach. Doodling on iPadPro with Procreate.
There are some things I’m so grateful for in 2018 and then there was a lot of stuff that I would love to go away. So this is my farewell art. There’s nothing random in this doodle but I’ll keep most of it to myself. Let’s hope for a way better 19.
Morning sketch. So I was waiting for a go ahead on a 20 illo project. One of the illustrations in the project is a pair of “Chucks” so in the meantime I did a much crazier than they will be wanting version. Sometimes you just have to please yourself without all the boundaries.
Even monsters have feelings. No one wants the good times to end.
Sometimes I just have to draw hungry marshmallow slurping monsters.
This was a morning doodle that took me into the afternoon. It’s so hard to stop!
Here comes the doodle caravan. It's getting close. Can't wait to see what everyone uploads.
This is the kind of stuff that comes out of me when I'm really hungry.
85% chance of brain. I had a brain storm today.
Inktober2018day12-Whale. I’m using inktober to explore and improve my techniques. This time I wanted to try using more crosshatching. I’m happy with the result. Also, at first I had nothing for the whale prompt but it’s rewarding when you push through the dead space and a concept or idea comes to my head that I can be excited with.
Day 8 Inktober 2017 - crooked.
Here is a doodle illustration that has been dumping out of my brain for a couple weeks.
When your own son calls you anonymous, you probably don’t exist. He likes to be funny on greeting cards. Hahaa! Usually my doodles are a one to two day thing. I continued adding to this one over a period of a couple weeks. Life has been a blur lately. It feels good to be able to post something again.
The 'mallows are trying to escape the volcano's explosion of fire and lava. 11 x 14 acrylic on canvas board.
“I Never Noticed The House Was On Fire” This is a painting for an upcoming group exhibition about memories. When I was a kid I grew up in a household where my parents were functioning alcoholics. They gave me toys, put me in front of the tv, and sent me outside to play to keep me distracted from what was going on. When I look back almost all of my childhood memories revolve around these things. I became obsessed with these imaginary worlds and I learned to draw by copying my favorite cartoons and characters from children’s books. It was not until I was much older, that the truth could no longer be hidden from me. The imaginary world of cartoons and books kept me shielded from the harsh realities of home. As I grew into an adult that form of coping grew with me as I created my own imaginary places inspired by the ones I loved as a child. A healthy place to escape.
Colored pencil on toned tan paper