Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Bus Stop

Now, I commute in a car, but I've always had a soft spot for public transportation. The people are just fascinating. Any time you want character inspiration, just jump on a train or bus and the muse has you! Of course, drawing on actual said bus/train presents its own challenges...being jostled and whatnot.
Anyway, somewhat but not entirely unrelated: I decided to do a bus stop series. Because, well because I just drew it and that's what came out. Sometimes having no plan when you draw, you accidentally stumble upon one! hah!
Also in lieu of having to draw the same background over and over and over for the past two weeks at work, I've REFUSED to do a background for these. So there. Enjoy!

Basement neighbors

My friend told me last week that she had discovered a couple randomly living in the basement of her apartment building. I thought it must be quite alarming to walk down to the basement, about to do laundry, and suddenly find someone was LIVING there!
" Er...I'll...I'll just go then shall I?"

Monday, September 21, 2009

Teen Titans Space Tea Party!

I read a really awesome Tiny Titans comic this weekend. It's gotten me back into Teen Titans! woo!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Potatoshop coloring

I saw this woman walking past me while I was stuck in traffic going home. Thought her outfit was cute! I hurriedly made a mental note of what she looked like and where she was...I also definately didn't try to sketch her while I was driving (ok - it's not like I was moving! I even put the car in Park! That's ok right?!?). 9_9;;
Based off this guy's style.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

King Richard's Faire paintings Part II

The second set of the King Richard's Faire paintings. The princess was actually wearing a pink dress and had BRIGHT red hair, but I thought she looked too much like Kirsten Dunst from the Spiderman movies (shudder), so I made it yellow. haha.

Friday, September 11, 2009

King Richard's Faire paintings

Last weekend I went to King Richard's Faire. I went for the "suave photographer" look with the intention that I'd do what the Sartorialist does and take brilliantly lit perfect portraiture/fashion photos...unfortunately, most of them were useless shots (also I got written up for using an oversize "canon" wah wah waah). BUT! I managed to take a bunch of semi-decent ones of the various people dressed up in their ren faire garb, enough to at least make these paintings of them! Here are two paintings I inked and painted last night. I actually did two more paintings, but they're waiting to be inked so I'll be posting them at a later date. Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Completed in all its shiny-new glory! Click the image to go there!

After an Absence

I haven't been on here much in the last few weeks. My grandmother passed away two weeks ago. Last week I went over to England for the funeral and stayed around a couple of days. Can't really say I helped out much - there was much to organize, but being an ocean away, it's hard to get involved. My mum was a complete champion through everything, she's really the strongest and most wonderful person I've ever known.
While I was there I managed to do some drawing (really just to focus on something). This first image is an amalgamation of drawings from the various airports going to and from Britain - Washington, Logan, Heathrow. Airports are the best places to people-watch - people are usually so absorbed by their own activities that they never notice if they're being sketched. They also tend to hold still for longer (particularly if sitting at a gate)!

And these are a few doodles of my cousin Ellie, dog Lilly and my brother pulling a fishie-face (also known as the Twerpy Beak!).