Charcoal

These are all 18×24 charcoal drawings. It’s fun to draw with values as opposed to just line…

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My blog is not dead!

So believe it or not, I actually *have* picked up my sketchbook since June 2011. I have been off and on since the last post (mostly off!) but the spattering of drawings that I have managed to do never felt worth the effort of scanning and posting. I’ve made it a point to attend figure drawing at the studio for the past 4 weeks and though the drawings still don’t feel worth the effort, a guy’s gotta start somewhere.

For 2 of the 4 sessions I broke out the 18×24 charcoal pad so I don’t know when or if those will make it to this dusty old blog. These images were all scanned on my crappy little printer at home and some of the pages didn’t even fit – hence the blurry edges and weird shadows.

If anyone still swings by this joint here’s some naked people for ya…

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Where has the past 10 months gone?

Holy crap. It’s been over 10 months since I’ve posted. It’s not that I haven’t drawn in 10 months (although it’s fairly close to that), I just haven’t collected and scanned any of my scribbles. Here are two that were just sitting on top of a pile next to my desk. I figured I’d better get SOMETHING up here or this ole blog might just wither away…

August 18, 2010

I can’t believe it but it’s been over a month since I made it to drawing. Time is just flying by these days. I’d been really looking forward to drawing in my mega big pad again but I couldn’t find charcoal when I got to the studio so I went small. I think there’s something cool to be said for expecting one thing and getting thrown something completely different…

July 14, 2010

Decided to draw big again for the past two weeks. It’s fun to get on the floor and make a big mess. Charcoal forces you to do different things than a dainty little nib and the change felt good. Maybe I’ll stick with it in the coming weeks? These drawings were photographed on my living room floor with my phone (and no lights) so please pardon their crappiness, If I keep drawing big maybe I’ll set up some strobes to photograph the decent ones…

June 2, 2010

So I got to draw two weeks in a row. Yippee for me! Still trying to change it up a bit and try some new stuff…

May 26, 2010

Wednesday was the first time I made it to drawing in almost 2 months. It’s absolutely amazing to me how fast time goes and how quickly 2 months can slip away from you. Dang. The first three are with a ball point pen (courtesy of Mr. Ian Worrel) and bottom two are rollerball warm ups…

Just Scanned…

Just scanned these drawings from a few weeks ago…

A few weeks (or months?) ago…

I found these on my desk. I remember setting them aside to scan but I guess I forgot about ‘em. I’m pretty certain they are from the first week in January but they could be older. I do remember consciously trying to be more ‘graphic’ during this session but I definitely slipped back towards what I’m comfortable with. Damn you ‘personal growth’!!!

Last week

I missed drawing yesterday but these are from the week before…

About Me…

I studied drawing and painting in the days before the digital revolution. In 1999, I co-founded JibJab with my brother Gregg so we could hopefully make people laugh around the world. I spend a lot of time on computers these days but I still love to draw when I can. I also have another blog where I build funny little things. You can check it out HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

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