To do list. I usually hate them but this one was kind of fun.
"A happy little planet but these aliens have landed and seem to be taking people away." A watercolored fountain pen drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook.
I started a new art journal.
A completed page, from my Moleskine.
This sketchbook is my therapist. Not this one specifically, but any single one small enough to fit in my pocket. I tell it everything, from quirky thoughts and funny notes to abstract concepts, drawings and positive reminders. Keep it analog folks… a doodle, sketch, writing, poem, or scribble every day helps to keep the brain fit and the thoughts flowing. ✏️
Today was a day to go crazy in my Moleskine and then continue it on my iPadPro. It was so much fun to just let my brain take me for a ride and was pure therapy on a day where a lot of crap was coming from many directions.
Every day in 2017 I drew in a Moleskine Japanese (Accordion Fold) Album (pocket size) with the goal of completing one continuous drawing all year. I filled up nearly six complete sketchbooks, completing a drawing that is 5.5 inches high and more than 600 inches wide. Now, what do I do with it?
This is the other half of Return of the Polar Bear, a drawing in my moleskine. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century. I began it as a way to try out his intricate use of line and hatching. The subject matter altered some along the way - his etching didn't have any animals, and of course mine had to be all about the animals. I also simplified. It turned out to be a wonderful lesson.
Illustration of birth of the bear in Finnish mythogy. White ink on black Moleskine
Glorious graphite pencils.
The Manchester Moleskine project sent me one of their custom Moleskines as a winner in one of their contests. It was a grid Moleskine so I asked them what I should draw on the first page, and they suggested the word 'Inspire'.
I felt like drawing birdhouses and this came out in my large Moleskine.
Pen and ink in my moleskine sketchbook.
Watercolor and gouache in Moleskine
All you need is love...
Moleskine Doodle - September 2015
Pen on 7.5” Moleskine art paper
Drawn with a Pilot Custom 742 PO nib in my Moleskine sketchbook. Good times.
Graphite drawing in a Moleskine notebook - illustration for Grimm's fairy tale. I'm posting both the raw graphite version and the one I painted in Photoshop b/c I never know which I end up liking better!
This is the full spread in my moleskine of Return of the Polar Bear. It is after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, an artist from the 16th century, with my own changes.
This was done with fountain pen in my moleskine sketchbook. I wanted to try out a frame like they used to create for book illustrations. This is after an illustration by Virgil Solis from 1563. I have changed it to make it more contemporary.
Pen and ink in my moleskine. Using the wonderful Albrecht Durer for a drawing lesson.
Moleskine Doodle - April 2015
Bic4 sketchbook drawing of my hand.
The one subject that I don’t like to draw, so I have to force myself to draw them. Whenever I do draw them, they end up looking weird.
In response to this week's drawing prompt: Instead of drawing my house, I drew the house from the movie Knives Out. The house acts almost as a character in the movie, setting the stage for one of the best murder/mystery films I've ever seen.
Sharpie pattern doodle in a Moleskine sketchbook.