Thursday, 21 June 2012

Another Sketchy water color

More of a “last sketch of the night” as I had already warmed up.
Playing with the Niji water color pens a bit more. Very quick
and messy.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Warming up

Been awhile since posting some warm up sketches. I did
this one yesterday with some new pens I got. Niji pens are brush
pens you can fill with water colors, or in my case Dr. Martin’s
water colors. They are great for drawing in public as you don’t
need a tray of colors and a jar of water to spill on yourself and
others. You just have to have ten or more pens of all the colors you
may need. Plus one full of clean water.
This is a drawing of a guy in an issue of National Geographic though.
Haven’t used these on the subway yet.
Not quite sure how to hold twelve pens while sketching.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Tigana - Devin

I did my warmup sketch today while listening to the audio book of Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. Here I portray young Devin hanging from a tree in a hopeless attempt to grow taller.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


My OKC Thunder came through last night to clinch a spot in their first NBA Finals. My friend Sarah Graalman recently wrote an excellent piece for This Land Magazine in which she captures the state of imminent doom that comes with growing up a fan of the Oklahoma State Cowboys (it's also about being an Oklahoman in NYC). Being an ardent fan of US International Soccer has cemented this feeling.

So when the Thunder were down 15 at halftime, that good ol' feeling of despair started creeping in again. Fortunately, the Thunder are a different beast and might just give me some hope for future sports. Anyhow, today's warmup sketch is an ode to Durant, Westbrook, & Harden a la the Beatles. Instead of Perkins as the fourth figure, I could have drawn Ibaka, Sefolosha, or perhaps even Collison -- but who could resist that menacing profile of Mr. Perkins!