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Subway Smiles

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So many weirdos on the subway, and I’ve finally made the cut. I’ve been riding it more often, both to get to work on time, and to get to classes and events.

I’m smiling because I’m in a sweet spot right now, and not because of my relatively boring new job. My bachelor nerd studio apartment-dwelling lifestyle hasn’t changed much since the late 90s, but I can safely say that my mid-30s have brought about the ability to leave the house feeling comfortable in my own skin. So if you’re in your 20s and wallowing in self-doubt, I can tell you it gets better. That is, if you continue to live like you’re in your 20s. If you get hitched and reproduce…godspeed sucka!

Familiar Fountain

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This is pretty much the only thing I scribbled this weekend. I’ve sketched Bethesda Fountain in Central Park many times, and always much better than this, but this was a very quick doodle.

Plaza Peeps

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Starting off small, but my new default┬ábreak time┬álocation is also an ideal spot to doodle strangers, an activity I’ve been neglecting for far too long.

The Artist Part 2

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Went to the Tribeca Film Festival tonight to see a French thriller called Mobius, starring Jean Dujardin, who looks a bit different than the last time we saw him.

Room For Improvment

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It’s been an improv-heavy weekend; 2 classes and 3 shows–one of which I participated in! No, I don’t want to be an actor. But you know how coordinated adults sometimes join softball leagues? I think improv fills that same social/leisure need for awkward nerds.

Anyway, here’s my attempt at drawing my favorite improviser, Colin Mochrie.

And The Award For Laziest Wannabe Cartoonist Goes To…

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A post-it sketch of some guy hoisting my award; he just happened to be on my computer monitor at work while I waited for some video to finish processing.

Anyway, why isn’t anyone calling me on my laziness? Look to your left, it’s part of The Deal! Do I have to discipline myself? Gah!

Back to Basics

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Revisiting the basic walk cycle.

Dog Days of Whichever Season This Is

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Hey, I’m still alive! One of the weirder aspects of my new job is that I have to figure out how to add closed captioning to old shows like Lassie. It occurs to me that I have the power to turn it into a show about a really malevolent talking dog.

Heavy Lines

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Some more random practice. This time, rather than tracing, I drew a simplified version of a Charles Dana Gibson character that I happen to have hanging on my wall.