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Panama Patriarch

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Sketcher’s block? No problem, I’ll just draw my current favorite subject in his cool new hat.

This Will Blow Helen Keller’s Mind

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Okay, this might be the dumbest thing I’ve ever posted.

Yet another cool iPad painting app (collect them all!), called Sketch Club, includes a brush that lets you paint with words. I apologize.

Dad 6.0

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

It’s a Father’s Day two-fer! Yesterday it was Dad in the early 70s;

this is him today. Actually, he doesn’t look all that different, aside
from the white hair, and the plastic surgery he had to look more like
a cartoon character.

This Guy Is Better With Charcoal Than I Am

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Incidentally, I did half of this drawing of my dad in semi-darkness, until I heard a familiar voice in my head. “Put some light on the subject!”

2nd Best Finger Painter in the Family

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Hey, remember when I was painting Bob Hope? Well, I decided to take my lackluster work-in-progress into the iPad, where I proceeded to basically repaint the whole thing in a really cool app called Procreate. Although it’s been around for a while, Procreate was overhauled around the time the new iPad was released this year. What really sets it apart from other painting apps is it’s complete lack of lag while drawing, and some really nice naturalistic brushes that blend and smudge realistically. That, in combination with the iPad’s “retina” display, means that you really do feel like you have paint at the end of your fingers.

I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with this portrait (I think I may have made a few mistakes with the initial drawing), but it made for a fun Friday evening.

Lit Only By The Moon

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook


For the sake of accuracy, I’m applying the “half-assed” label to this bedtime iPad sketch. But I’m kind of liking the concept of evoking a figure with just a hint of tone. What do you see?

Yam a Dork

Posted by Mark in Mark's Sketchbook

Sketch theme of the day: draw your childhood hero. Amazing that I ended up a carnivorous non-smoker with no tattoos and no muskels.