Sketchbook Journal 6

I decided to put the next few sketchbook journal drawings in a separate post from the last one, since some of these are nsfw. I draw some weird stuff when I'm sick/delirious.

While I was drawing the fruit stand, an old man walked up and looked at my sketchbook. He said, "Great! Looks just like what it is. Now, draw how it makes you feel. You know, after you're done with that one." Then he walked away. Random. Deep, but random.

More pictures after the jump.

I'm not sure what medication I was on when I drew this one. It was definitely a combination of meds, lack of sleep, and sickness-induced delirium.

Watercolors are fun!

More Hand Attmpts and Other Things

Working in ballpoint pen is soothing. Now, if only I was better at drawing crossed legs.

Lastly, here is a quick Rosalina sketch, featuring the two main characters: Rosa and her dad. Again, I edited some notes out. One day, I'll learn to use lined paper for messages instead of cluttering my sketchbook with them. Or, maybe not.

The dad's arms in the lower picture are funky. I don't know what was going on with my drawing hand that night. Maybe I'll go leftie next time? He is an early design; I think he needs more "dad" to him.

Sketchbook Journal 4

Another sketch drop.

On another note, I am fairly in love with the new Yahoo! Mail ads. Each one is animated in a different style, and they are all delightfully fun to watch.

There are more, and you should check them all out.

As usual, I can find the ad agency that put these out (Goody, Silversetein & Partners), but I haven't yet found any info on the animators. They don't seem to be credited anywhere. Serious, serious bummer. If anyone can find out, please let me know!

Sketchbook Journal 3

Not sure how I feel about the brown layout yet. I just needed a change from the normal blue.

I don't have much to update, so I'm posting some recent sketches. I'm working with the International Office at UArts again, this time assisting with a week of activities between the students in a Japanese-centered class and 20 or so visiting Japanese students and their teachers from Osaka. I haven't been able to do much yet besides take pictures and sketch, but those are two of my favorite pastimes, so it works out just fine.

Sketchbook Journal 1

My sketchbook doubles as a personal journal. The pages are fuzzy because they are warped, and the scanner couldn't deal with it.

While I was at the café, I got sick of everyone speaking to me in "Starbucks terms." No, I don't know what a "Venti-whatever" is. No, "frappuccino" is not a real word, nor a real drink. Vegan vegetable soup is not fattening, and when someone stares at the ginormous menu for 5 whole minutes, I expect them to not ask me what drinks the café serves.

To be fair, 90% of my customers were amazing; it was the other 10% that inspired most of my lunch break artwork. this guy in the upper right corner. He was a regular, and British. He always leaned in and swept his hair back when he ordered (usually tea). I even managed to get a "Thanks, love," out of him once. The parade of kids at the bottom always rolled past the window around noon. They were always overdressed for the weather.

The sketch of Rosalina is plopped on there to cover up some airline flight info I don't want getting out. Paranoia is my friend. ^_^

The function at the bottom right is for someone I used to work with.

Valentine's Day sketch. Japanese notes and a Stegasaurus.