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caribou sketch

drew this while watching ‘one planet’ on netflix.

trying to get faster (and looser, obviously) with watercolor so i’m going to keep doing more of these tv sketches and keep dropping my standards

(tv sketch definition: sketch done while the tv is on)

collages and sketches

the last couple of nights when drawing with wendy mac before bed, little guy has been cutting up his drawings and pasting them in his sketchbook and mine, collage style.

based on the pile of leftover paper triangles, i think he enjoys the physicality of cutting the paper more than the act of drawing.

the orange puppy i drew is my childhood stuffed toy, Orange Puppy. Drawing your stuffed toy was the latest assignment in Wendy Mac’s Draw Together.

oatmeal soup

Little Guy likes to grab a few bowls or pots and pans and some ingredients and ‘cook’ at the kitchen table. (Last time he did this, he said, ‘I need to cook this now, and slid the pan underneath the table, just like putting it in the oven.)

Saturday he made oatmeal soup. in the sketch above he’s getting ready to test it. he’s way more optimistic than i was about his dish.

Here’s the recipe, near as I could tell:

Oatmeal Soup

Serves 3

  • 3 bowls of water (half full)
  • lots of cinnamon/sugar
  • lots of red sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup of uncooked oatmeal (he calls them oatmeal seeds)
  • (6) grapes. 2 per bowl

Instructions

  1. Fill your bowls halfway with water.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar generously into each bowl.
  3. After sampling the sprinkles, add a generous portion to each bowl. You may not have added enough. After sampling sprinkles again, be sure to add more to your bowls.
  4. Stir.
  5. Plop two grapes in each bowl. Each grape should plop with a little splash. Splash is important. Keep adding grapes until you get a satisfying splash.
  6. Enjoy?

I think he and I both agreed that pretending to eat it was more delicious than actually eating it.

organizing the studio

organizing the studio last week and dug up these marker drawings i drew about a year and a half ago of little guy while he was drawing:)

i’m writing this while sitting in the waiting room of a tire shop.

the valve stem on the front driver side tire broke.

i walked over to the grocery store while waiting for the tow. a lot of holes on the shelves. crowded. a nervous energy. i bought some canned goods.

archive doodles

while organizing the studio today i found a couple of drawings from about a year or more ago.

marker.

the only time i can draw him is when he’s sitting still.

and he sits still when he draws:)

reading dune

sandworm
ornihthopters
ornithopter

and drawing ornithopters and sandworms…

dune’s been on my to read list for awhile now

i expected it to be a slog, but it’s not. it really moves

the first chapter throws a lot at you, but after that it goes non-stop

star wars owes so much to dune, but elements of the novel seem to pop up a lot in other, unexpected areas of pop culture as well

(i’m thinking of metal gear solid’s sneak suit and skull suit owe a lot to the stillsuit of dune)

but maybe even more interesting than the influence of dune, are the influences on dune

i can’t wait to dig in there

i know so little about frank herbert, but he must have been off – the – charts brilliant

inktober 2019 – day 3 – bait

i didn’t love link’s poses in yesterday’s comic, so today i tried to push them a little bit more – make them more natural

here is today’s comic with a little color

inktober 2019. day 3. bait

even more importantly, when posting my comic to instagram yesterday, i discovered that linktober was already a thing!

you can follow linktober on instagram or visit them at their website

and here’s the digitally cleaned up version of today’s comic, where you can quickly breeze through all of my linktober 2019s so far

inktober 2019 is here

inktober 2019. day one. ring

jake parker’s inktober 2019 is here!

and i’m pretty excited because i’m adding a few wrinkles to make the challenge of doing an inked drawing every day even more challenging for me

here’s the deal, coming at you in 4 parts:

inktober 2019 part 1: the theme

if you’ve been following the blog the past few days, you’ll have noted that i’ve been playing the super nintendo game, ‘link to the past’ for a few minutes before bed

i decided that this year my inktober theme would be zelda, so that i could count playing video games as research:)

once again, i’m using jake parker’s official prompt list as my jumping off point. this time in the world of zelda. Day 1 is ‘ring.’

part 2: 4 panels

to further raise the stakes in 2019, i’ve decided to do a 4 panel inked comic every day

part 3: color

and to raise the stakes even further i’ve decided to clean the comics up digitally, add a little color, and post them so you can read them straight through.

i’m calling this year’s legend of zelda themed inktober: Linktober

inktober 2019 part 4: shop

I’ll be selling the original strips in the store. They’re done on 9 inch x 12 inch bristol board.

Free inkstains with every drawing.

buy it now

And if that’s not enough inktobering for you, feel free to visitinktobers of years past.

2018 metal gear solid themed inktober

2017 sherlock holmes themed inktober

itching to play some zelda

itching to play some zelda

ignited by recent reviews of the link’s awakening remake i’ve been itching to play a zelda game

i found a list of the best zeldas and decided on a link to the past, originally on snes

right before bed i’ve been getting a few minutes of gameplay on an online emulator

i really should be doing other things, but there’s something about the zelda games celebration of exploration that i must be craving now

the opening of the game is fantastic. it takes place in the rain – so moody. i wish there was more weather in video games. and movies. more weather in everything really

my only complaint is the enemies. wish i could remove them all from the game. i’d just wander hyrule collecting treasure, discovering hidden passages, and solving puzzles. (i’d only draw my sword to mow down bushes)

previously on screentone: video games

didn’t expect to dig the rescue bots

chase from rescue bots

didn’t expect to dig rescue bots – the toys looked like they barely transformed, so i didn’t expect much out of the show

i expected a boring version of transformers

i was wrong

we’ve been watching the first season

colors and character design are great

most of all, it’s nice to have a superhero show where the problems can’t be solved with punching

the rescue bots just help people – while trying to figure out how to work together as a team

good stuff for toddlers and preschoolers

more posts where i draw while watching tv

ooh and here’s a few more

doodled bones and kirk while watching star trek 3

bones and kirk doodle

doodled bones and kirk while watching star trek 3 the search for spock

hadn’t seen it in years (you can read my inauthentic haiku review on letterboxd where i’ve been writing inauthentic haiku reviews for the latest movies i’ve watched)

admittedly kirk in this doodle is a little more ‘wrath of khan’ than ‘search for spock’ (i love the ‘wrath of khan’ uniforms)

and man, shatner’s likeness is way more difficult to capture than deforest kelley’s. something about kirk’s posture in this sketch helped quite a bit

previous star trek mentions on screentone:

my star trek fan shirt

star trek fan poster in the illustration portfolio

more love for the star trek 2 wrath of khan wardrobe

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