Thursday, July 31, 2008

After a bit of an absence, I went back to Wednesday lunch sketch group. Was a bit late, but had a good time... It is a thing that I look forward to. Everybody is so welcoming, and they are just so talented. I am just amazed at their results. I am there to recenter myself. It is good for me.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

the last of the bloomington drawings. Still needing to finish this, I may submit for a late drawergeeks for the Joker. This is what I worked on in the evenings the instead of watching bad tv.

The bloomington sketches. 4 of the pages from the brown sketch book taken along on the trip to Bloomington Indiana.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

sketchbook dump for july. yep, dining and drawing can mix... but there are some really odd folks in the wee hours of the morning that show up for an early breakfast sometimes... well other than me. Oh, and no there is no prize for spotting co workers from meetings so stop looking.

I mean it.

back from Bloomington, In. Good people, lots of work accomplished. really brain sore. Did sketching in the evenings and early mornings to scare away the missings of Lee Ann. Some turned out... some stink like poop. It's a crap shoot, HA!!!! Oh, even when I'm bleary eyed, I still got it. Oh, ho... I gotta hold my sides on that one. whoo.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hellboy: This is what was submitted for Drawergeeks. I forgot and didn't bring the previous version for sending. So I worked this up over the weekend and sent it in. I like it. It is safe. Probably too safe.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hellboy for Drawergeeks.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hellboy, new attempt: Drawergeeks sketch, I am dropping back to what I know... whatever that is. Maybe I just need to loosen up. we shall see. new possibilities.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

hellboy failure 1: I have had a "it should have worked" kind of day. This had such a grand look in my head... and it, well... um... yeah. Let's just call it a boundary setting day. I now know that my boundary does not go into this realm at this time. It hurts when I do this. This goes into the bonfire pile for the fall. I have heard... that years ago when people painted illustrations... yes, with paint. Back in Dayton there was a group of Illustrators that once a year met for a "bad art" burning. They would take one piece... their most hated, frustrating piece of the year and in a moment of ultimate domination... sacrificed it to the art gods in a bonfire oh so satisfying. Sending it back to Creation, where hopefully it will fall into somebody else's head. Then the next recipient can set it on fire and send it back up to restart the circle again. Who ever gave me this stinker... thanks a bunch... and to whomever I will unleash this dump of an idea... it's all yours to pass forward. Don't get any on ya.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Dana Point session 2: still just picking at it at this point, but now some results are starting to show... even at this early stage.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Storks at Dana Point: The start of my biggest piece 19 x 25. This is a scan of a bit less than half of the paper. Forgive me, the scanner we have is but a baby. But she is a good one. Also there is about 3 - 4 inches missing from the top as well. There is another stork facing the other direction that has not even been roughed in yet. This will take a while. But hopefully will be a validation ground for some of the things that I have been testing in the previous works. We shall see.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

about recently I picked up a 3x5 inch sketch pad. During lunch I will review notes from meetings or doodle in the lunch room. here are some of the results... the doodles, not the notes. Time spent, about 10 minutes or less per.