Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Making time for Sketching

Work has been a battle lately. Differing opinions mixed with more writing than drawing has left my brain a little fried. I haven't had much drive to get back to the drawing board to do some work for myself. Too bad really since I find that working on your own stuff softens the blow of having to deal with work based decisions that you don't necessarily agree with.

Or, I'm just a big whiner...

'Nuff about that. So, I finally just sat down and had a little alone time for me and my sketchbook. Some nice wine, perhaps even a little inappropriate touching. Have I said too much?

See? THIS is the crap I write when the brain is working at half capacity.

Tangent?

Back to the drawing. I finally took some time to draw for myself.



The first one started out as a quick study for a panel in a short comic story that I'm planning. It turned into something different (mainly the tree) than what I intended, but I think this shows me that what I want to do will work. As an added bonus, apparently this paper is a tad transparent so, if you put your face REALLY close to the screen, and squint, you might see some ghost images of monkey drawings from the next page.



This other tiny sketch was a doodle for a much bigger idea. A story I would VERY much like to tell some day... as soon as I figure out how to tell it. Until then, a little teaser...

8 comments:

justinpatrickparpan said...

The top drawing is extrodinary. I really love it!

Alina Chau said...

Love the mood in these drawings!! Love the top piece, and the pig in the bottom piece is REAL COOL! Some how reminded me of Miyazaki

PEPE said...

dare i say it.... but you're one a roll!!

craig said...

Me likey...oink oink

Uloo said...

Despite your frustrations, John, these are terrific drawings. As Alina said, they're very moody and, I dare say, packed with untold stories. I greatly anticipate what's in the works.

Gerald said...

John, great sketches...and sounds like you've got some great stories brewing in your head. That pig and lil' boy characters are looking awesome. I can't help but wonder what kind of mischief these two will get into.

Yo, I tried to peep the Monet Exhibit at the Legion of Honor on Sunday...Sold out! Holy Guacamole, I should have bought tix in advance. I missed it in Seattle and now San Fran. But at least I got to check out the Titanic artifacts at the Metreon. A bit Pricy, but well worth it.

ken said...

very cool work!

Monkeyfeather said...

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!