Friday, May 28, 2010

Just Fun

Today is an offering of leftover sketches that I meant to post a long time ago. Some are pretty old (about a year ago), but I felt they were suitably entertaining.

This was a sketch I did either during or soon after a visit to New York City. I was trying to capture the overwhelming nature of that bustling place as it was experienced by myself.

This was a product of boredom while working at my college library (it was a late shift).

I don't really remember where I did this one, but it was a personal sketch that didn't have any requirements except that it contain foxes. ^_^

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Amphibious Oddities


So a while back I decided to research all sorts of swamp flora and fauna. Among some of the interesting things I found were the horned frog and milk mushrooms. I did my best to recreate them from my memory one day. Here they are immortalized in pen and paper.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Support Your Local Library!

Having worked in two libraries over six years, it's safe to say that I know kinda what I'm talking about when I say weird crap happens in libraries. It's funny how one of the strictest institutions made for the general public can be turned into the staging ground for stupidity.

College libraries are even better for this kind of thing. Especially if you work a late shift. Everything from people on crack trying to steal plants to people making out on the 4th floor. That's not even the half of it. Try Googling "library flash mob." Fun stuff.

If you want to have a job that is normally quiet (haha) but still has that little spark of insanity required for surviving college, working at a library is where it's at.

As you can see from the date on this sketch, it was done a while ago, but I was saving it for a rainy day.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Family Outings and Secret Agent Class


Here's a doodle I did during an oddly boring family outing. Seating was bad, music was too loud (couldn't hear anyone) and everyone was a little tired. It was probably one of those times everyone should have stayed home, but if I had stayed home, then how would I have drawn this charming picture of a feline secret agent?

Jim Cat, Jr: He started out as a funky mouth on the far left (you know the one with the flames coming out of his mouth) and then mutated into something a little more sophisticated. I believe that is red wine he's toting there.

I made a few more attempts at hashing out what he looked like with not a whole lot of luck; I still prefer how the first two doodles of him came out on the top page.