Sunday, November 25, 2012


Whiskers equal facial hair. Santa is the king of facial hair. I started thinking that he's a rather dapper lad and would have experimented with his beard and mustache as the fashions came and went.

I'm a sucker for period costumes, research, and character design (none of those pesky backgrounds). I had a blast with these. If they ever go to color they will all be variations of Santa with red suits and white beards. I don't think they'll stay together as a group, I just put them together for easy viewing.

But, right now, I'm at odds with my color work...I just can't make it work. So, I'm boycotting color for a while. Maybe the silent treatment will bring it back around.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I'm cheating. I'm reposting Space......well...because I like this drawing and I don't know if I'll have a chance to finish the Zoom.

So...zooming about in space.

Happy lots of turkey for sister decided to have ham this year.

Monday, November 12, 2012


Love the pencils.

Love the inking.

Wrestling with the color....but, in the true spirit of this being a sketchblog, I'm posting the failures.

color trial 1-meh

color trial 2-still meh.

I'm flogging the color to death. It needs simple, clean watercolor Quentin Blake washes. Not my forte, but maybe the third time will be the charm...I'll keep you posted if I give the color another go.

Thanks for letting me ramble....

...The saga continues.....

I took it to greyscale so that I could built my contrasts....and that helped me to get a handle on this piece...

Finally, I think this is passable. Or at least closer to what I wanted it to look like. Thanks for the help Jenn and Mit....the monochromatic worked. I think I've flogged this piece enough...whew! Onto the next one.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Not IF...just me sketching

I'm just putting this up here so I don't lose it...she's just a scrap of paper and I throw way too much out when I clean up. I dig this little character...I have no story for her or time to work on her now...but I've got to come up with something for her. So much more me than the super sweet duo I put up for the prompt!

Friday, November 2, 2012


What's black and white and red all over? This shy panda....oh and there's a giraffe too.