Sunday, February 6, 2011

Drawing to a close

So these will be the last scans of MY sketchbook but come back because I think a few others still have some good work to show off.

I'll be posting more at so come on by if you want to see more of my scribbling.

These are the dregs. They are pages that got left half finished or didn't ever gel together or it was an off day. But there's something on them that made me like them enough to scan.

Reuben and a very anxious little poodle named Zara

Not a good drawing day but I like the cat heads on the right. Thanks for posing Finnegan

Abby knitting Amy reading and Battle being an uncooperative model

General Conference sketching. See if you recognize anyone.

Detail. Baby Miriam sleeping upside down

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Drive By

I sketched this page on a road trip to visit Antietam Battlefield. I played one of my favorite games where I sketch the folks that drive by. Those are the heads on the right. I only get a few seconds to see the person so the drawing is an interesting mix of memory and observation.
PS I do not look good in sunglasses. Never have. Never will.

After the Museum

Friday, February 4, 2011

Quick and Late

These were done in about two minutes while waiting at the doctors office. I hate doctor offices, especially the waiting rooms.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feeling After God

I drew this after reading a book on Islamic history called Destiny Disrupted. The book made me think a lot about what people feel when they search for God. It's not my favorite sketch but I liked what I thought about when I made it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hmong Dabs

These are dabs. I was reading The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman which describes the Hmong people's belief in powerful spirits, dabs, which can injure or cause illness or protect and assist humans. While I was drawing, Aaron looked over and said what are you drawing? Are you okay? That looks crazy. Are you going to show that to other people? They might think you're crazy if they see that.
Anyway, I really like the dab's cat face on the right.