Thursday, October 19, 2017

Not Better

It's weird. These two drawings seem pretty close to the initial sketches, but feel very different. Maybe it's the colours and shadows, or maybe it's the result of pushing, pulling and rotating things into "correct" proportion/position, but I find that the finished drawings lack the life that the sketches had.

Maybe I should post sketches again. I either finish a drawing or throw it into a folder on my hard drive marked "Never Gonna Finish", but I think most of stuff looks better as sketches. Maybe not correct or symmetrical, but better.

Watching: Arrival by Dennis Villeneuve
Reading: Cabin Porn: Inspiration For Your Quiet Place Somewhere collected by Beaver Brook 
Listening to: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice

Saturday, September 30, 2017


It's been about a year and a half since I used my DSLR, but I've recently gotten the urge to buy a new camera and take photos again. A big part of why I stopped taking photos was that my DSLR is a hassle to carry around, so I'm looking into getting a smaller Fujifilm mirrorless camera. Although, that might just be an excuse to justify spending money on something I don't need.

September hasn't been a productive time for me. I dedicated days to sketching but ended up with nothing really clicked. I kind of brute-forced the drawing above into existence. Once I started to add colour it became apparent that the bow was a mistake, but there is something about it that made me keep it.

Watching: Silence by Martin Scorsese, Twixt by Francis Ford Coppola
Reading: Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller Sr by Ron Chernow
Listening to: Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes Complete! & Best of the Cutting Edge, Welcome to Zamrock! Vol 2, The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding, Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Due to work deadlines and family obligations I haven't been able to draw any of my own stuff for a month. It's taken me two and a half days of mindless doodling to get kind of comfortable with drawing again; just in time to have all my time consumed by another episode I have to storyboard.    

Watching: Salvatore Giuliano by Francesco Rosi, Kubo and the Two Strings by Travis Knight
Reading: The Adventures of Dieter Lumpen by Jorge Zentner and Ruben Pellejero, Salmon, Run! by Mackenzie Schubert
 Listening to: Aimee Mann - Mental Illness, Benjamin Gibbard - Bandwagonesque, Mandolin Orange - Haste Make/Hard Hearted Stranger, The Band - Rock of Ages