Mommy, why is my right arm off the page?

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One of my biggest problems right now is misjudging how much space I need on a page, even with a photograph in front of me. Drawing from life is even harder; I guess I’ll have to adopt that stereotypical thumb-forefinger window until I improve. Drawn on newsprint with a soft wax crayon.

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Random Weird Old Dude

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Drawn on iPad in Sketchbook Pro.

Me Right Now

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Been working on a cool video and article for work, hence the lazy end of the day posts. My corneas hurt.

Note to Self: Learn to Draw Hands

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The niece, when she was a little less grown-up. Drawn on iPad with Sketchbook Pro.

Got 10 Seconds?

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Okay, I had a busy day today, so before I run out of time here’s a drawing of the picture nearest to a convenient drawing surface.

The Accordion Blues

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Well, this is a mess, but hey, it’s what I drew this evening. I thought it was a pretty simple vacation picture (upper right), but turns out it was a pop quiz in perspective. Even the accordion twists and turns in several different directions. I’ll probably give this a do-over at some point. Drawn on newsprint with a soft wax crayon.

A Small Gesture

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Gesture drawing is drawing what you see, and is more about capturing motion and form than any sort of detail. Getting better at it will help me with animation, since it will require the ability to quickly summon natural-looking movements from my mind. Drawn in Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.

Ya Hippie

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Speaking of bad caricatures, this was my response to the daily challenge on Reddit’s Sketch Daily page, asking users to draw a self-portrait without the aid of a mirror or photos. Behold, my mangy new beard! Drawn in Adobe Ideas on the iPad.

L.D.!

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I don’t mind telling you, this past season was pretty, pretty pretty, good. My caricature skills, on the other hand, could use improvement. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator and colored in Adobe Photoshop.