Skip James is the man. I’ve been wanting to do something music related. I sketched this a year or two ago. It was fun to bring it into Procreate and add doodles, lettering, color and more elements like the guitar neck. I’m always looking for a way to combine my pencil with color and have it look like it really goes together. This one felt right.
Inktober2018day14. Clock. I love time. I hate time. It goes too fast and there’s never enough of it. If I had more of it, I would be able to post every day for inktober. I wasn't going to participate this year, but after 4 or 5 days in, I figured if I did a very simple line drawing, like I started doing with the little box chicken character I could make every remaining day, but I just couldn't stop myself from going all out on some pieces. It's like I always want to add more. So maybe it’s going to be quality not quantity for me this year. Please enjoy.
I have been participating in Lauren Hom’s #HOMwork challenges via Instagram. This weeks challenge was to draw the same letter 16 ways. I drew cats instead. I may come back to the whole lettering thing at some point!
This is inspired by the expired stuff we find in the fridge more often than I’d like to admit. Plus I just had to draw sardines because my brain made me.
Trade show poster I just delivered finals on titled: The UnBooth. My kind of trade show booth.
Doodling is what I do. It's a way to make visible the randomness that's in my head - just drawing out a concept right when it comes to mind and scribbling on whatever I can find.
Drawn on my iPad
The new Hasselblads are so dang out of my range! I can't even swing a used one. This is the first time using the oil brush in @procreate on a final illustration. I have to admit i didn’t want it to end.
If it's not too much to ask...
Hand lettering for a work in progress.
A couple of pages from my 2017 art journal. Lots of random thoughts and doodles!
I started work today to do small drawings using various dip pen nibs, also adding lettering (I've worked as a sign painter, calligrapher and hand-lettering artist in the past). I used my own photo reference and did them quickly without fussing. I did the turkey vulture with a Gillott 291 Mapping Pen nib and the river otter with a Gillott Artist 1950 nib. In both cases the paper is Strathmore 300 vellum bristol, about 4x6".
Back to the basics!
My Illustrated Alphabet letters were born out of a project in 2016. Each was drawn with pen & ink and each letter is illustrated with either an object, flora, fauna or wildlife that begins with that letter.
A map for the Takeawalk.in - free guides to Berlin neighborhoods.
Over the course of a few months, I got to work with Good Karma For All on what you might consider a "passion project". The job consisted of freehand painting murals on every single (large) wall and hand-lettering inspirational quotes all over the inside and outside of the building.
True Like. Because everything on the internet is true, right?
Done with Prismacolor Colored Pencil on Toned Tan Paper
It's not about waiting around for inspiration to strike, it's about showing up every single day -- and maybe something amazing happens that day, or maybe it doesnt...Regardless, Rise and Grind ♡
I have many forms of meditation, or at least a moment of total peace where mind is absolutely clear - and sketching is one of them!
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.
Only two more weeks till The Eye That Never Sleeps makes its way to bookshelves. Tick Tock!!!
Moleskine spread. If I don't get it out on paper, my brain will explode and who wants that mess to deal with? Stay safe. Sketch regularly.
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Sketchy News Drawing Challenge