Marker in Moleskin sketchbook
This is the kind of stuff that comes out of me when I'm really hungry.
Did you ever have a page in your sketchbook that was so bad and so embarrassing that you tore it out and chucked it? This was one of those pages that made me cringed every time I came to it. So today I said to myself, "ENOUGH!" and ripped it out of my moleskine. But something wouldn't let me throw it in the can. Now, I'm not one of those artists that can't bring himself to throw away any of his stuff because each and every piece, good or bad holds some kind of sentimentality or sense of importance. This particular page was a result of a crappy angst filled day and stuff poured out of me. For some reason, it felt like I was throwing away some piece of my soul. There were parts that were overworked and others that were painfully too personal. So I decided to cut it up and put it back together in no particular order, however it seemed best. As I was pasting the pieces down it occurred to me that this had a comic book feel so I scanned the final and added the black borders in photoshop which I really dug. I like that it is cryptic and jumbled up like my brain can so often be.
This reminded me of the awesome @johnhendrix who said something in his book, Drawing Is Magic that stuck with me. He said, "Don't worry about doing anything wrong. If you're hoping your sketchbook turns into a glossy display of only your best drawings, you are not carrying a sketchbook, you are carrying a portfolio." In other words, explore, take chances, loosen up and have fun. Try your best to go at it like an uninhibited child. In so doing, you will stretch as an artist by avoiding repetition and predictability. We all know how to do what we already know.
To sum up, I created a bad page, and whether or not I was able to fix it, it expanded me. So, follow your pencil, pen, or whatever and let them take you to places you never imagined when you started. Then, maybe you will end up staring happily at the final and with childlike wonder, say, "man, where did that come from?"
Pilot marker pen on Moleskine sketchbook paper
This is part of an ongoing series. This time we pass through The Great Exhibition and meet the different characters there to view art or just to socialise and hang out.
I think I’m becoming obsessed with the whole rabbit hole thing.
new entry on my new sketchbook..
An illustration for a Grimm's Fairy Tale in a Moleskine notebook. This one is for a kind of obscure story called The Companionship of the Cat and the Mouse. Just graphite.
Thirty-five minute sketch of a petrified A&W ketchup packet I found inside my fridge. This thing is the rock-hard evidence of my frequently poor late night diet choices.
Sitting around and sketching Natasha on a slow afternoon. Red Bic pen in Moleskine sketchbook.
A procession of different characters drawn ink ink with no pencil sketching.
Sharpie pattern doodle in a Moleskine sketchbook.
If it wasn't enough that Ernest Shacletons ship Endurance was crushed by the ice in Antarctika’s, some kind of weird Space Weather phenomenon appeared into the sky(drawing tip:if your drawing looks flat and dull , try to transforming it something different ).
Illustration for Howling Wolf song ”I Aint Superstitious”
Drawn in my moleskine sketchbook with a fountain pen. I am having so much fun with my women in armour series. Can you tell that she has leather armour on? I am not sure how well that is conveyed.
Fountain pen and watercolour in my moleskine. This was a lot of fun, but challenging to balance what to colour and what to leave.
fineliner on Moleskine sketchbook paper
Meadhbh wearing a red striped tube dress. 2022, Ballpoint pens on 5" x 8" Moleskine acid free sketchbook paper. Model: Meadhbh
I wanted to cover up a crappy scribble that was on this page, so I just covered it in black and used a white ink pen to doodle over it
Not a famous quote per se (as requested for this week's prompt), but my own little phrase I often think about and consider.
A more impression version of Marjaniemi lighthouse
Many times the craziness of my life makes it into my art.
The 3x3 Illustration Annual I was recently chosen to be in, inspired this recent doodle. Fireworks went off in my head and then spilled out on this Moleskine page.
Just some random doodling in my Moleskine. It never gets old.
TBT. Yes, time totally rots. And posting a throw back Thursday on a Wednesday evening is my meager attempt to mess with it.
Man, I’ve been random lately. I think my mind’s eye sees stuff that normal people don’t. That might make me abnormal. I’m kinda comfortable with that. Guess who’s going to be watching some Clint Eastwood tonight?
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.