Each takes me more than a year, even though it's my everything — iPad®™, calendar, phone book, shopping list, legal pad, id and superego. Oh, and a place to draw stuff.
Though I don't think twice anymore about drawing in public — though I draw every day — my output is invariably frugal, and blank pages seem to regenerate out the back end. I seem to never reach the back cover.
(I know once I said I had three dozen sketchbooks, but I was thinking wishfully …)
|Exploring canine styles for a client's greeting card.|
Here's an elegy to No. 26, random doodles for paying projects or playing around, which I haven't shown already — or don't plan to show some other way some other day.
|Ever since I could draw, people have asked who or what I was drawing. Ninety-eight |
percent of the time the answer is, "I don't know." I started from the right eye and
kept going from there. He must really love bread sticks, or whatever those are.
|First drawing in Sketchbook No. 26, |
for a shelved client project.
|Swim friend Doug Bogle spoke once of|
seahorses. Seahorses, you say?
as I went home wanting to push
my pencil around.
|Captain America-ish figure for an art class|
I was teaching. Gotta know how to draw 'em
before I can teach how to draw 'em. Am I right?
|Sketch of renowned distance swimmer Martin Strel,|
for a possible project.
|For swim friend Zane Hodge of Mississippi,|
who regales us all with the Mike Fink-magnitude
swimming and running rivalry with Randy Beets.
|Storyboard thumbnails for a project I'm trying desperately to |
see through to life, something you can hold in your hands.
|Sketches for a client poster, |
highways as an analogy.
|Earlier sketches for the same poster, |
highways as a horrific analogy.
|A person gets bored. A person gets a Prismacolor©® black pencil and a|
fine-tipped black pen, and things happen.
|Celtic knots: not easy, I conclude.|
|Study for a nephew's painting.|
|It started with the hatted head. The rest is pure speculation.|
|More from my personal project, the one I'm trying desperately to complete.|
It amuses me how my sketchbooks will show the stop-and-start progress
of projects, separated by many pages, some to wither in pencil form. Not this. Not this.
|Who's gotta Prismacolor™® pencil?!|
I've gotta Prismacolor©® pencil!
|Do not invite an inveterate doodler to a meeting where not much gets done, and do not let the doodler |
bring many pages of blank paper and a pen.
|Above all, do not let the doodler find a teacher's red pencil.|
|Concept for a client's greeting card, a peaceful place to end this|
parade. Thanks for scrolling along.