Owls

owlsmWe only have one tablet and as of late I have felt overly attached to drawing with it.  Felix has a great portrait he is working on so I braved the great big world of drawing on paper.  How quickly I got stuck to the tablet and all of its digital glory!  Well here is my late night drawing. The first in a long time.  I didn’t know how to start so drew the bottom phone first, which has multiple giant cracks in it (Just like in real life). Good fun and a great reminder to loosen up and go back to my pre-digital roots.

Cleaning. More old stuff.

I was tidying and sorting through some stuff when I came across my portfolio from college!  Some of the paintings are horrifically embarrassing but some of the images I still have some fond memories of making.

I am sharing my favorites as to not let these get lost into time.  The originals are long gone and all I have are some printouts that magically haven’t been destroyed since 2005.

IMAG0398This one was always one of my favorites as I loved painting the animals at the time.  This was a set of behemoths (green) in the hold of Noah’s ark with some friendly rhinos, a hippo, some weird looking elephants, and an ugly bug.

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This skydiving dog got me a lot of praise at the time.  I think it was the personality/face of the dog.

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IMAG0403These last two were based on some stories from Aesop’s fables.

 

 

 

Lack of posts and old school image

So I have not been posting recently because I have been super busy with some freelance work!  Yay!  I have been creating some 3d renders and Solidworks models for two different companies on top of trying to get some personal work done, volunteering with Chicago Bike Buddies and having a full time job.  I love being busy.

An old sketch from the past did pass my way and I thought I’d share.  A few years ago i was into combining human anatomy with other things, mainly plants.  This one however I tried to combine metal with anatomy on an 18x 24 or whatever sheet.  It is totally lost for the ages and only a crappy phone pic left! I’d love to make and finish some like this.misc 070

Traveling sketchbooks

A year or so ago my friend Nicole and I tried to create a set of artist notebooks. The idea being to doodle in it for as much or as long as you like and on each drawing you write the date and town or state where the drawings were done, then leave the notebook somewhere for another person to find or pass the sketchbook off to another person who would use it. Nicole hand made the books with recycled paper from work and a spiral binding. Below are a couple drawings I used to start off a few books.  I doodled them on a 24 hour train ride from Chicago to Boston and left them in stations where we stopped. Great idea. Little results from this test.

Also, I hope to have some new sketches up this weekend.  Busy Bliss.

 

Twirl

A spider twirling it’s prey.  Yum.  A cross post between Illustration Friday and r/sketchdaily.  Hopefully  I will be able to add some more highlights and shadows tomorrow.  I started this as my warm-up for a different personal project, but I guess I just let this be my procrastination for the day.

Reference here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainforests/5769587095/lightbox/

Here is the latest.

I couldn’t get the link to work so here is the pen sketch.  Huzzah.