Sharing Space

The fabulous Nate Greenslit holds an event called the Lost Marbles Salon. It’s a great collection of thoughtful people, thinkers, researchers, and artists who come together on a specific theme. There are a small handful of presenters who do their thing, whatever that may be, and then there’s time for some questions. It is one…

Dragon

This is the most retro sketch I’ve done in a long time. I used to draw dragons like this all over everything in high school whenever I was bored. A long face inspired by horses and snakes, with a very serpentine neck and impossible curvature. I can’t even begin to contemplate the muscle strength it…

Cameo

I doodle all the time. It’s part of how I sit through things, or try and keep my hands busy while paying attention to something. I drew this little cameo during game night at my house, and danimal spent a lot of time trying to figure out just who it was I was drawing. You…

Pumpkins

I love pumpkin, and not just in a fall “give me all the pumpkin spice latte!” kind of way. The lovely orange gourd can go anywhere and do anything. Curry, cookies, stir fries, candy, and I have made more than a few beers revelling in pumpkin. I’m not talking about some trumped up cinnamon bomb,…

Sideswiped

Ever have a conversation where you wonder what just happened? One of those talks with another person where by the time you hang up the phone you have no idea how you got where you are, but for sure something’s wrong. That’s where this piece came from. I hung up the phone and pretty much…

Colored Pencils

I love working in pencils (just greys) and ink. Those are my favorite materials. I’d probably say sharpies on any surface is my follow-up favorite medium, then watercolors. I can have some fun with acrylics, though it can be intimidating. I picked up a small set of colored pencils to stick in my bag to…

Half Baked Ideas

Brainstorming is a way to throw down a bunch of ideas and see what sticks. In my sketchbook sometimes I just explore an idea and see what happens with it. I don’t know why an animal hospital sketch seemed quite like the thing to do, but bandaging a snake is just the kind of thing…

Waiting

Spring is almost done and summer is on its way, which sometimes feels surprising and uncertain here in the northeast. I felt off time-wise from fall 2014 on through to now, and I don’t quite know why. It seemed like fall came too late, and when winter finally showed up it was brutal. There’s something…