Monday, July 30, 2012

Some Conversations

Another "on impulse" sketch, out of the blue. Started with the face, then evolved into something kind of weird, maybe even sad. The little floating kitty balls were probably influenced by the anime me and my daughter were watching at the time, but the old guy may as well be one of those guys talking to themselves on the street.
Yep. There are some conversations we may never be privy to. Maybe? :)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Workday Doodles

I found "rhythm" in my workday where I can do a little drawing. The pressures of the job have been interfering a lot more with my "art mojo", and the impulse to have that mojo express itself is showing.
Here's yesterday's sketchbook page. Each of these doodles was done on quick little breaks between tasks. I noticed some had fast lines, and others were a bit rendered or "noodled". This difference is probably worthy of exploration. The conclusion: there's something about being in a zone that artists can control, and I'm taking it for granted, letting it happen, which is my standard approach.
These are all impulsive doodles, so here they are.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Impulsive Meeting Sketch

Yep. I was in a meeting (teleconference) waiting for everyone to show up. In the end, no one did. While waiting, I decided to calm my nerves sketching for the Tuesday Sketch (a weekly sketching initiative). The topic was whales. Work has been kind of tense lately. Lots of "hurry up and wait" situations, and that can really get to one sometimes. So I drew these cartoony characters. I usually look up reference, and "inform" myself before drawing something specific, but this time, the cartoon impulse took over, and it made for a great relief-valve during the day. You can say "I phoned it in" with double meaning, this time. Impulse wins.