Saturday, January 23, 2010

Sketchy Blues

Between the speeches and the main course, I sketched this in my travel book (which is a hell of a lot smaller than my regular sketch book and can fit in a purse). So during the krewes music numbers, I drew this up. One of the krewes themes this year was the Blues Brothers, so I worked off that idea.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hail Rex! Hail Queen! Hail Mardi Gras!

I've been busting my tail on the La Crosse Mardi Gras event that starts this weekend with the Mardi Gras Ball. I plan to take my travel book with me to the party, in case there's a lull or two, which I'm sure there will be. But with everything coming up, I started drawing this mask. I had this idea of a tree dropping blossoms for the main part of it. the hat part doesn't make sense, but I was lost for an idea as I lost steam on the sketch.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Something was good today... and yet, she's still a mermaid under the depths of the sea. Good as things can possibly be without knowing what is beyond the ocean waves. Or maybe I'm just getting to deep into what I'm thinking when I'm drawing stuff.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


It doesn't matter who I wrote it for, and only the person who should know what all is actually contained in it may never even get the original, uncensored letter. It was more a study in not reading everything that's there. Or rather, not wanting to see what is there, right under your nose. So often people look and think they know what that person is like, through their work, through photos, and what drivvel is posted on facebook or twitter. If you were really willing to listen, or look deeply, you'd see you're missing some vital part of the person sitting just across from you.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Beetnik in Search of Bongos

okay... so this one isn't an actual sketch in the book. I did this in a live doodle on a website while BSing around in between writing my twitter updates for RIPT. The head started looking like a turnip or beet, so I went with the pun... He needs bongos and dark sunglasses, though.

Monday, January 18, 2010


This cold, flu, bubonic plague, whatever the hell it is... put me in an even more depressed mood once I found I lost my voice from coughing so much. When I get sick, it's epic. Epically horrible. And I think it affects my drawing as well. Coincidentally, I slept most of this whole weekend away.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rain Shark?

I admit, I was pretty delirious when I drew this. I think I was going for a transformation piece but ended up with something half-assed. Most of the time, drawing while ill produces quirky stuff. This? probably not so much.