Sunday, December 16, 2012

Resistance Cabin

Dropping by the "Resistance" cabin and leaving a note to you all.
Keep on sketching...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Sketch Page

Sketchbook Resistance Assemble!
Its Halloween season, and a any activity is good. Lately scattering my art efforts, I must not forget the Sketchbook Resistance.
Here's a mini sketchbook page with 4 little Halloween drawings. I contributed a couple to Bob Learned's Halloween coloring book effort. I scanned, scaled up, and printed the pumpkin, and the mini-death guy in an effort to return to real inking. Little drawings on the mini sketchbook have value for later art activity. Squeezing art time/purpuse from sketches in order to practice, and share. Multi-purpose your drawings. It is a good and wise use of your time.
So, Resistance members, remember: sketchbook and pencil handy at all times, minutes between life activities (we all experience short wait times frequently - use wisely). Look around and you'll find a quick sketch waiting to happen. There's always something to draw.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Goodbye Tatami

Dropping by to upload a bit of mini-sketchbook action. This time, it was done while waiting at a favorite oriental restaurant. Change of owners, and staff, so they made me wait. Kind of a let down. A bit of a story in the Impulsive Sketch Journal And another mini sketch.
Keeping the Sketchbook Resistance alive.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Some Conversations

Thought I'd share this one here. After all, the sketchbook found its way under my pencil, supporting the resistance.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Airport People

Sneaked in some sketching while waiting at the airport for my delayed flight last Friday. Noise was hard to avoid, and sitting space hard to find, as with all airports, but the people watching available makes for quite a parade.
Found myself fighting for time to draw (in transit, between flights). That is part of what sketchbook resistance is all about. A little warm-up image follows some traveler's faces.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Be Joyful!

Been awhile, but thought, on this Friday, it was high time for a high five! A lot of our art friends are having a blast on twitter on the hash tag #FearlessFriday we are sharing our fears and how we intend to go about defeating them. My lil work sketchbook is getting really beat up, beginning to look a lot like its owner, but here is an up beat 60s retro pice I hope you'll like

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Beware Of Tortoise Toting Raptors!

Quick development sketch from Ouwangalaymah! today.  LOOK UP! And watch out!  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Those little reminders

I have something very special to share, but first, a confession. I lost my temper yesterday. Those of you who have known me for awhile, know how desperately I want to find a means of maintanace through my creativity. It has been an arduous 7 years. Truthfully had I known that I would still be dreaming, I most likely would have never braved this path. I know I've made progress towards my goal, but still the frustration builds. The day job is killing me. I mean that most literally. I've tried really hard not to moan and complain, no one likes to hear us do that, but I must tell you, sparing details, it is getting hard not too.
{que the band playing "Presure" do do do dd do do}
So yes, back to the loss of my temper and the presious thing I wish to share. It was a particularly difficult day yesterday, filled with the frustrations of a million days just like it, all balled up and festered into a big old boil only my butt. The last thing I wanted was for my poor unsuspecting son to lance it. He did. Not that he did anything I shouldn't have easily passed over, it just caught Dad off guard. I lost it. However briefly, yet vigorously. I have a door jam to repair in my wake. And so here is the precious, special, wonderful thing I need to share with you,
After the dust cleared,this is what James handed me. 

Even though we may at some times LOSE it, always remember that those we love are the ones who help us find it in the end. and if it wasn't for the ones I love I would have given up long ago.
I love you too son.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Beach dreams

This morning on my mini sketchbook. Strange fish and crab as a wake and draw session with coffee.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beach People

Some beach folks from last Sunday on a little flip-style sketchbook. Kind of quick sketches all. The three adults caught while in a hot tub (I know. If you have a beach nearby, why are you stewing in the hot tub?). And my daughter testing her underwater skills in the pool.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Space Station wake draw sketch - for the Resistance

A little contribution from the BIG sketchbook. From a wake and draw quick sketch at the Impulsive Sketching Journal - I described the part of the dream I remember.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

James's Sketchbook resistance

I think my son James will have a better arts carrier than his poppa! Check this out! He is six years old mind you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Comiccon Resistance

Been the subject of a lot of podcasts lately. Be sure to check out for good info to improve your results during this 2012 season.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fashionable Face Masks

After a weeks hiatus, a little more sketchbook resistance for ya. Fashionable distopia from a sketch for GREW.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pentel Brush Pen

I few months ago I finally tried the Pentel Brush Pen. It has become my favorite tool for gesture drawings, quick storyboards, and loose lively sketching.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mini Robots on a Mini Sketchbook

This has been one of the busiest work-at-home months I've had. Regardless, some doodling was done. Though only a few pencil scratches at a time, it added up to these two pages on my mini sketchbook. Fond of robots as I am, I thought I would fill some space with mini automata. Hope you like.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thumbnail resistance

Today I thought I would share an example of a page of thumbnails from Two White Horses. Shows a lot of what goes on in the bean when inspiration is cookin up a stew.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Like Fine Wine... Yea right.

As we get older, we start to notice silly little things about ourselves like, well, hairs growing out of strange places. Along with all the other quirks like liver spots, skin tags and angina.
Also to, the tendency to share this TMI with others.
Resist growing old at any cost.


Hey everybody! I'm working on a kid's book with a writer from Costa Rica. It is about a young coati's journey through the Costa Rican rain forest. I'm planning on making the final pages super vibrant and colorful!


Here's a bonus sketch. I was off yesterday, but daily means daily, so I'll have another one to post on my lunch break. Meanwhile, enjoy a couple of memories from my childhood.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Goodby Möbius

A möbius inspired character design for GREW on this sketchbook resistance day. R.I.P. and thank you for all you've inspired.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lonely Boy.

Some times it's just difficult to say hello. Resist the tendency to be introverted.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Loud Politician Campaigns

A silly doodle from the other day. Election primaries are this year, and lately, all these politicians are campaigning by walking alongside their entourages, in our neighborhoods. Sometimes they'll just send their trucks with squads of leaflet distributors. But the one thing that really bugs me, they do this after 6:00pm, sometimes even around 9:00pm. and they play their slogan filled songs, really really loud. So loud you can't even talk inside the house.
I've been to the park, around 6:00pm a few times, and they just drive around the park, and through the streets, at 5mph. You can barely talk or hear anything but their blasted music. So I had my sketchbook, and roughed out something really quick. I worked it up a bit, but the memory of that annoying scene threw me off. This is not an excuse, its the "taste in my ears" that really didn't want me drawing something nicely.
Oh well.. sometimes, you have to draw, even if its ugly. And that's part of the sketchbook's function... to show emotion. Arrrrghghghgh!!!! The resistance kicks butt no matter what.
By the way... these trucks and speakers are way bigger than I drew them.


The Day job can be as hard on the sketchbook as it is on our Dreams. Persevere in the practicing of patience!

Chiming in.

This is where I admit I'm typically abysmal at keeping a proper sketchbook. I either end up doing super rough scribbly things that are so far on the visual shorthand spectrum, I often can no longer decipher them after a project is done and I've moved on. OR I end up doing studies.

That said, this is a study for an element in a piece I'm working on currently. In my own backwards/bizarro thought process drawing out this spider at about 7 times the size it will be in the final made perfect sense. At least I like drawing spiders I guess.

Less words, more resistance.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bee Fish Honey

A little something that popped into my pocket scketchbook. Sometimes they're quick lines, sometimes they're doodles that turn into something weird (ok, most of the time they're weird).
"Norm likes his bee fish honey fresh from the sea"
Norm is also a cyclops. I like this Sketchbook Resistance thing. Que viva SR!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Something I've been tempted to do

Be warned! It is important to deposit your vehicle in a designated parking space. I don't Care how much you shop here or how much you spend.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dancing Kids

Here is a sketch of some dancing kids that are going to be in some storyboarding that I'm doing for a client. Apparently I like a little finger pointing with my dance moves. Enjoy.

My first daily sketchbook resistance

If in doubt, go for the laugh! I hope I got your giggle going.

Art Appreciation

Don't you just love the lil old lady art lovers? :o)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

And so it starts!

Thanks to my tweeple on Twitter, the bug of an idea hit me for setting up this blog. A place to share with anyone who wishes, my daily therapy sketches & such from my life line to sanity. My sketchbook. And I would LOVE for other creative individuals trapped in the soul sucking day job to join me in sharing their own works of weekly or daily flights of frustration avoidance. I started posting a few sketches straight to Twitter the other day under the hash tag #Sketchbookresistance and so will use this to announce new postings. If you are, or know of anyone who fits the description of a frustrated creative let them know about Sketchbook resistance. And if you would like to join me in posting here I'll send you an email invitation to join. Let's do this thang!