Thursday, March 27, 2008

Portrait exchange with Juj

I got the gumption up to ask Juj (I'm a huge fan of her work) to do a portrait exchange with me the other day. Her work is fabulous and I'm enamored by the little snails that keep showing up in her work. I took the liberty to ask those slimy fellows to join me in a little project of my own. I can't wait to see more of her stuff. Here is my contribution to the collaboration:

portrait exchange 2

I just got her portrait of me and I LOVE IT!! She is so skilled at taking the norm and presenting it in a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought provoking. WELL DONE JUJ!!!!!!

leakingmindjuice from Juj

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Playing Chaperon

These last few day's I have been playing the chaperon for a couple of different activities. First, I spent a couple of days with my kids and their challenge group at school during their excursion to SpaceCamp in Huntsville, Alabama. There was a lot of time to sit and observe...and naturally, to sketch. Here's what came out of being surrounded by the cosmos:


Upon returning, I was asked to chaperon a dance for one of our youth groups in our church. Once again, I found myself with a few extra moments to doodle. The incessant drum beat of the music around me brought this guy to mind:


Sunday, March 16, 2008


I've been reading "The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel over the past few days and have found myself stuck on a lifeboat together with the main character. Consequently, my thoughts have been somewhat aquatic. This is what came out today.


Saturday, March 08, 2008

San Diego Trip

This week I had to travel to San Diego for a business awards ceremony. The good thing was that I had a lot of time to sketch on the plane, in the airport and at the resort. Here are a couple of the doodles that resulted:

While we were waiting to get on the plane I saw everyone scarfing down food in preparation for the 5 hour flight. This guy is what came to mind:


While we were on the plane it seemed that we had the displeasure of sitting within nose-shot of the most flatulent passenger on Delta. As I was assaulted repeatedly, I looked throughout the cabin and noticed that the area of effect was not just my row. There was an older lady sitting in front of me who was crinkling up her I sketched this little lady. I mounted her head because, well, because I was in a bad mood.


After breakfast one morning while we were waiting for our ride to Sea World, I did a quick sketch of some of the foliage behind the resort. I didn't care for the way it came out, so later I started pasting in various things in our room that I had laying around. I still don't like the sketch, but I enjoyed the compiling of things in a sketchbook. It gave more depth and interest to the subject matter.


Sunday, March 02, 2008

The "PIT" of despair...

Ahh yes, a post about my armpit. I decided to address this topic and my concern thereof with a little journaling page:


I was thinking about lips today and how the lower lip is generally larger than the top. My mind got the best of me and I started to think of favorite quotes while I was drawing. This came out:


Then finally, an incomplete sketch that I have been working on here and there. I've been reading a lot of fantasy lately, and this always conjures up images and stirs the imagination. I don't know if I'll finish this little, mischievous fellow, so I'll post now in case he ends up in half-drawn hell (pun intended...)