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Mo Sketches. Mo Problems.

December 19th, 2009 No comments

We had a marathon meeting this afternoon. Fortunately for me all the tables were covered in paper. Drawing ensued and lives were saved.

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Day 30 · 08 Sept 09 · Randomness

September 8th, 2009 No comments


Here’s a few sketches from today. I like the jelly bean guy.

I think I’m at a spot now where I’m struggling and I hope it’s the kind that I can push through and come out better on the other side.

I know I haven’t been militant about posting everyday like I was, but I’m still keeping at it.

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Day 26 · 01 Sept 09 · Off Register

September 1st, 2009 1 comment


Day 26. This is the last day of this sketchbook. It’s been fun and challenging.

Today I tried 3 new things:

  1. A retro style cartoon.
  2. An off-register type coloring.
  3. Ink with a real brush not a brush pen.

Those new things led to understand 3 things:

  1. Retro is cool.
  2. Off-register coloring is hard with markers.
  3. I’m heavy handed with a brush.

I think that what makes an artist experienced is his/her ability to fix mistakes. Cover them up so that no one can tell. I did a lot of fixin’ because of that darn brush.

If you want to see some inspiring brush work check out this guy: Mitch Breitweiser.

I will continue to do this blog, but I haven’t decided whether or not I will move into Photoshop painting, which is my ultimate goal, or keep up the traditional sketching. Having the physical sketchbook has helped because it gives me a tangible goal. I could do both, but who knows. Time will tell.

See you tomorrow.

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