Sketchbook Month: Day 14

Thought I’d try something a little different today for Sketchbook Month. I was thumbing through a drawing book by Andrew Loomis and was utterly amazed at what he was able to do with just a pencil and a little shading. I’ve also really enjoyed my friend Tim Hodge’s recent gorilla sketches. So I combined the two—I did a Google image search for “gorilla” and found this photo, and then tried to sketch it ala Loomis. Then I slapped in some color in Photoshop with a low-opacity brush to suggest a hint of watercolor. It made for a really fun break from the cartoony doodles I’ve been doing lately.

Sketchbook Month: Day 11

A few doodles from one of my all-time favorite TV shows. Having a tough time drawing today. Some days the sketches just flow off the pencil almost effortlessly, other days its like rolling a boulder uphill. Today felt like one of those days. Still fun though.

Sketchbook Month: Day 9

Spring is just around the corner! Up here in Minnesota there’s still plenty of snow on the ground but the days are getting warmer and the mounds of white stuff are shrinking every day. Last night it was finally warm enough that I could fire up the grill to make some burgers. Yum!!! That inspired today’s Sketchbook Month entry. I imagine the song he’s listening to is “Canned Heat” (although he’s a much better dancer than I am).

Sketchbook Month: Day 8

Today’s doodle is based on a casual comment I tossed off to my wife about one of our girls’ toys. It made her laugh, so I thought I’d translate it into my sketchbook.

Don’t forget to check out all the terrific art that continues to flood into the Sketchbook Month blog. Great job everyone. Keep ’em coming!