Sunday, May 27, 2007

Green Apple Pie - Sketchbookoholism

I'm still doing the occasional journal comic. I'm going to bind them all together into a comic diary when I'm done. The only way that I can do this is if I don't clean these guys up, so you'll all have to live with my crummy lettering and occasional bad line. I will remove inky thumbprints, though.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sketch Weekend

Here's a sketch from Saturday's sketch crawl. I went to West Edmonton Mall, one of the biggest malls in the world. I hadn't really planned on any specific destination (next time I plan to catch a random bus somewhere and see what there is to see on the bus route). My brother was visiting, and I asked him what his plans were for the day. He had planned to go shopping, so I came along for the ride.

West Ed is not a bad place to sketch. No one bothered me. There are so many people that it's easy to sit somewhere and sketch people without them noticing you. And there are some interesting things inside.

Anyway. Here's something from Sunday, since I was still in a sketching mood. My aunt-in-law's cat:

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Catching up on Bus People

I actually moved my butt and went on sketchcrawl yesterday. I will have some new stuff to post soon (I'm planning to drag my sketchbook out today, too). In the meantime, I've been cleaning up some older pages from January-March:

Monday, May 14, 2007


I just re-discovered a couple sketches I did on sticky notes and stuck into my old journal sketchbook. Both are from my in-laws' house.

A cup and spoon:

Their tea cups are very cool. They're round and have a map of the globe etched on them.

And their small, geriatric dog, napping:

Saturday, May 12, 2007


A lamp I sketched out in a local restaurant. Crummy pen on index card:

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Meeting Sketchies

It's not that I've fallen off the face of the Earth... it's just that the Earth is spinning too quickly and it's flung me off. Stupid Earth.

Here's a couple sketches from Tuesday's meeting. A coworker whom I've probably made more frazzled-looking than absolutely necessary (I think she was starting to suspect that I might have been staring at her for a reason):

And when I got tired of squinting at people out of the corner of my eye, I victimized my shoe:

So, yeah. I still have a backlog of sketches to post, I just haven't had the time to scan them.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

One Day Off

Okay... I honestly thought it was Monday yesterday. I don't know where Monday
*actually* went. Maybe I don't want to know.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Inspiration Monday

Hot Bathing Suit

The result of this week's inspiration.

Fiery children and swimming don't mix:

You can try this at home, but you'll be overly warm AND soggy, at the same time:

I kinda like having a topic but not going straight for the obvious interpretation.

I feel bad about neglecting the ol' sketchblog, but doing a weekly comic is a lot like having homework to finish every week. Between that and Kung Fu and getting the labs ready for the spring semester, I barely have any time to relax. I did get out this weekend for a bit of outdoor sketching. (I only managed 20 minutes. It looked warm and sunny outside, but the wind was just evil.) I'm hoping to throw some watercolours on the picture once I get a few minutes of free time.

My time on the bus is just about over. My bus pass ran out yesterday, and I'll be biking again starting either tomorrow or Thursday. I have a few more bus people to scan, but after that there will be no more until October. I still plan to get out and sketch from life, though. It'll just be a little more difficult to find opportunities to do so.