Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sketchbook Round 3 *Ding*

Often all I want to do is draw caricatures when I feel like sketching. People have such funny faces! Especially these people. Some people don't even need to be caricatured, they are naturally funny looking.

So we have Hilary Skank. I mean Swank. Apologies.

Then there is Jack Nickolson, a man who needs no caricature. Oh well, I'm feeling generous.

My hero, Jackie Chan!

Justin Bieber. Is it just me or does he look like a deranged Troll doll? Sorry kid, if you want to be a celebrity, you're gonna get treated like one.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Sketches

Blogger formatting hates me. Anyway, these are more recent sketches around my hometown. The first is a watercolor in my little sketchbook of the Raquette River, near Springs Park.

The next is a ship going through the Eisenhower Locks.

The next was my sandy drawing while I was in Myrtle Beach. It's hard to draw when there is sand on your paper, and on your hands, and in your hair, and everywhere else.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I dragged out some new and old sketchbooks and scanned my favorite pages today. I shall start posting them, because a nice sketchbook page is a horrible thing to waste, closed up in a box or on a shelf somewhere.

What you see here are some random objects I decided to draw while I was bored. I keep a separate sketchbook specifically for drawing individual objects, along with my regular sketchbooks. My theory is this: if I draw the objects of everyday life often enough, I will soon be good at drawing everything I will likely ever need to draw. And when I have all the little pieces of a picture down, and I can just draw them without having to think about them- that frees me up to focus on the big picture. I don't want to get bogged down in the details. So, practice, practice, practice! Let's see, I haven't yet drawn a rhinoceros, a tea kettle, or an internal combustion engine. Still practicing.

Also, I really like drawing wood grain. You will see more of this.

That's right, that's my Harry Potter time turner. Don't laugh or I will go back in time to before you laughed and smack you.

Oy Vey

My aunt wants me to paint her a rock for her garden. With, like, a moose or a flower or something on it. On a rock. For her garden.

Oy vey, the things artists do to pay the bills these days.

On a related note, is acrylic paint weatherproof?

Website Updates

 Hello blog, I swore I would not create you. I am a liar. I made some cool sketches, and didn't know where to put them. Thus, you were born.

I will put the sketches, and other things, in here soon.

Meanwhile, I have recently done major updates to the design section of my website. Check it out for the new, improved, much more professional presentation!

As always, a work in progress.