Sunday, September 23, 2007

weekend sum-up

I haven't really spent too much time doodling the last few days. Mostly I sketched today. But I did produce a couple of things. This one was a quick study of a young man next to me in a meeting.


Inspired by other E.D.M. sketchers, I decided to try a few farm animals (going way out of my comfort zone), and this is all I came up with.....bacon.


Yesterday, I had to take the boys to get a haircut. Strapping a 3 year old into a seat while a stranger holds sharp scissors over his head is always an interesting experience. Actually, the little guy was pretty good yesterday....


Finally, a little more morbid doodle. I was examining the "mental" or "cerebral" approach to doodling...


Sunday, September 16, 2007


Last night I had an urge to sketch before going to bed. I sat up on the couch as not to keep the family up, and watched old reruns of M*A*S*H. I love that show. I started with just a face. That's often what I find myself reverting to when I don't have anything in mind but am wanting to run the pen across paper. As I began, the face seemed bland and boring, so I added the moustache. I added some wrinkles to add a little character, and still it was missing interest, so I added a few bandages and bruises. The finale was the cotton up the nose. I actually really enjoyed doing this one. My wife got mad after painting because of the blood here and there...I blamed it on the old M*A*S*H episodes.


Sunday, September 09, 2007


Here are a few more doodles that I did over the weekend. The first one just kind of happened on the paper. I was thinking about creating an image that left the viewer to decide if it was about one thing, or the exact opposite. I suppose it could be about surrendering. Or, it could be about faithfully upholding the standard, despite decide.


This other one was done while I was at a meeting that was discussing the importance of the family. September is an interesting month for me because my Dad's birthday is in, while the speaker taught, I didn't really digest what he was saying...rather, was thinking about dad, and wondering what that reunion will be retrospect, maybe I was digesting exactly what the speaker intended. So while he was speaking, I was sketching. I later added the photo of my father when he was a boy.

Thinking of Dad

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Mental Dysentary

Here are a couple of sketches that I have done in the last couple of days. This one I did while I was at the barber shop waiting for a haircut. There was a lot going through my mind. The thought came to me that a "mute" can pray with as much power as the eloquent....this is what came out.


This one was done a few days ago in a meeting (it was actually a baby blessing for a friend.) I was in a place where I knew very few people, and all the new faces were fun to look at...I had to put something on paper...


Saturday, September 01, 2007


This lazy Saturday afternoon was needed and enjoyed. A little while ago the kids and I did a project to calm them down a bit. We decided to make sushi out of sweedish fish, fruit roll-ups, rice krispy treats, jelly beans and yogos.

Here's how they came out:

Candy Sushi 2

Candy Sushi