Saturday, January 30, 2010


This is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. When I was younger sketchbooks terrified me! I would buy a hard-bound book simply because I have always thought spiral bound ones look and feel cheap (in all honesty it doesn't matter, it's just a preference). The difficult part about liking a hard-bound sketchbook was that I couldn't tear out the pages when I did a bad drawing. If I did there would be evidence. That fear kept me from doing very much sketching.

Years later I still struggle a little with that fear. I am also happy to say that I'm getting better. None of us will ever be able to do our best and most creative work if we are too afraid to make a bad drawing. So I'm still working to get over it, and not care so much what anyone thinks. It's really quite liberating when I do break free.

Ryan Woodward recommended a book to us last semester called An Illustrated Life. It includes sketchbook pages from different artists and designers, along with their personal thoughts on sketchbooks. I usually read one entry a day. I highly recommend checking it out.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Waiting for the Bus

Saw this guy at the transit center and thought he was interesting albeit stereotypical.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

More Inspirational Links

There's some great stuff here. Lots of inspiration. Let me know if you guys like the links and I'll keep posting them.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

From the Craggy Peaks of Oppenlander

So this is for my Drawing For Animation class with Joe Olson. The assignment was to create a "Beast of Burden from the Craggy Peaks of Oppenlander." The drawing has some issues... but I'm posting it anyway.