Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Think The Sketchbook Will Be Ready....

I've been at my wit's end trying to get this sketchbook completed--and printed!--in time for the big show. Looks like I'll have 50 or so to carry up to Emerald City, so that is a big relief.

Here's the cover. It will be spiral bound. Trying to get the look of my Japanese sketchbooks.
Because the book makes much mention of the lately moribund Brushpen Breakfast Blog, I am in the process of furiously back-dating posts. Don't want any blessed Brushpen book-buyer to go to the trouble of entering the link and finding something that ended in September of 2012...does this make me evil?
You can check in on my temporal cheating and laugh. Either way, I'm sure I will have to pay for it in my online afterlife.

Think The Sketchbook Will Be Ready....

I've been at my wit's end trying to get this sketchbook completed--and printed!--in time for the big show. Looks like I'll have 50 or so to carry up to Emerald City, so that is a big relief.

Here's the cover. It will be spiral bound. Trying to get the look of my Japanese sketchbooks.
Because the book makes much mention of the lately moribund Brushpen Breakfast Blog, I am in the process of furiously back-dating posts. Don't want any blessed Brushpen book-buyer to go to the trouble of entering the link and finding something that ended in September of 2012...does this make me evil?
You can check in on my temporal cheating and laugh. Either way, I'm sure I will have to pay for it in my online afterlife.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Bog Monster with Color

Going to try the extra inducement on ebay of including a PSD for the winner It would be interesting to just start over after desaturating something that was worked up in color. But I need new drawings. I'm done with this one.

Bog Monster with Color

Going to try the extra inducement on ebay of including a PSD for the winner It would be interesting to just start over after desaturating something that was worked up in color. But I need new drawings. I'm done with this one.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I blame my brother's grand kids

3 kids making their own unique wavelength of chaos. I locked myself in my room and tried to do a decent sketch. Then continued to try and polish it in a futile attempt at making a bad drawing worth a damn. I'll try something completely different with no kids around tomorrow.





My drawing board. I have limited space. I built this one-by-six spanner to go between drawers on my desk. It's very solid at the tilt shown. Then I use one clipboard to attach to the one by six, and then attach a second clip board to the bottom clip board. Very sturdy. Perfect for what I'm up to. Actually the best sketching ergonomics I've ever devised for myself. Final version. Had some pistol grip clamps that made the perfect tool for securing my regular board to the spanner board. My regular board has rubber stops on the bottom that further aid the nice solid feel of the work surface.

I blame my brother's grand kids

3 kids making their own unique wavelength of chaos. I locked myself in my room and tried to do a decent sketch. Then continued to try and polish it in a futile attempt at making a bad drawing worth a damn. I'll try something completely different with no kids around tomorrow.





My drawing board. I have limited space. I built this one-by-six spanner to go between drawers on my desk. It's very solid at the tilt shown. Then I use one clipboard to attach to the one by six, and then attach a second clip board to the bottom clip board. Very sturdy. Perfect for what I'm up to. Actually the best sketching ergonomics I've ever devised for myself. Final version. Had some pistol grip clamps that made the perfect tool for securing my regular board to the spanner board. My regular board has rubber stops on the bottom that further aid the nice solid feel of the work surface.

Camel Temple




Camel Temple




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Heritage Downloads

Kinda pointless to share these in this way. Since the reason I saved the originals wascoz they're HUGE high rez. Maybe some of that detail will be visible in the largest size that Blogspot allows. The detail on the Buscema was interesting for how much white correction tape went down in the middle of the Black Panther inking. These really are objects of art with the clock ticking on them. Wasp is a paste up. 5 , 10 years from now. Someone will say "Hey, wasn't Wasp in that drawing." She will have flown away , who knows where. And the huge Jack Davis watercolor drawings are amazing. Found this great Kirby. The worm with the rotary chiclet teeth Drawing I'm doing with Ebay in mind

Heritage Downloads

Kinda pointless to share these in this way. Since the reason I saved the originals wascoz they're HUGE high rez. Maybe some of that detail will be visible in the largest size that Blogspot allows. The detail on the Buscema was interesting for how much white correction tape went down in the middle of the Black Panther inking. These really are objects of art with the clock ticking on them. Wasp is a paste up. 5 , 10 years from now. Someone will say "Hey, wasn't Wasp in that drawing." She will have flown away , who knows where. And the huge Jack Davis watercolor drawings are amazing. Found this great Kirby. The worm with the rotary chiclet teeth Drawing I'm doing with Ebay in mind

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

PS Enhanced Tuesday

PS Enhanced Tuesday

Nick's Monarch Butterfly Drawing, Work Doodles Enhanced


My six-year-old grandson Nick loves to draw.  He saw a film on Monarch butterflies and was inspired to sketch this picture.  I watched him, and was amazed by his seriousness and his concentration.  He is my new role model for how to draw creatively.

A while back work was really boring, and not very busy, so I put my sketchbook on my desk in front of me and just mindlessly doodled.  It had to be something easy and repetitive so that I could start and stop at a moment's notice.  Took the doodles home and scanned them in, worked them up a bit.

Nick's Monarch Butterfly Drawing, Work Doodles Enhanced


My six-year-old grandson Nick loves to draw.  He saw a film on Monarch butterflies and was inspired to sketch this picture.  I watched him, and was amazed by his seriousness and his concentration.  He is my new role model for how to draw creatively.

A while back work was really boring, and not very busy, so I put my sketchbook on my desk in front of me and just mindlessly doodled.  It had to be something easy and repetitive so that I could start and stop at a moment's notice.  Took the doodles home and scanned them in, worked them up a bit.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mega Mind Doodles - Rescanned

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Mega Mind sketchbook. Had to re scan a bunch of stuff. Lost a hard drive that had the previous record. Had some animated gifs I lost. I like the super rough stuff. Hope to have some illustrator work I'm doing to show shortly. I've got a Flash sample storyboarded. Inspired by library DVD, Johnny Weissmuller, RKO Tarzans recently viewed.