Friday, May 27, 2016

Syllabus : Random Characters

I finally got a copy of "Syllabus" by Lynda Barry.  It had been on my wish list since I first saw it.  So I am playing around with some of the exercises in the book.

This page of characters is based on the "Drawing Jam" exercise from pages 108-113.  I only wish I had a room full of people who wanted to do a drawing jam with me ...but I don't, so I had a solo "Drawing Jam".

I went to a couple of internet sites to generate some random occupations/characters.
Here is a good generator for occupations: 

Each character was drawn quickly with a non-photo blue pencil.  I came back later and inked them in with a black Flair pen.

I have also been doing "Daily Diary" pages in my composition book ... I'm hoping that I will get myself into the habit of drawing every day (like I did when I was younger).

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ICAD : Index Card a Day

acrylic paints and Sharpies
I plan to participate in the ICAD (Index Card a Day) Challenge this year.  Simply, it is a challenge to create some type of art on an index card each day.  There are optional themes to follow.  The ICAD challenge starts June 1st. 

More info can be found here:

PITT Indian ink pens
I made these index cards for a swap on Swap-Bot.  It was a 3 day version of the ICAD challenge in which the cards are sent to your swap partner.

colored pencils and alphabet stamps
3 days was no trouble ... I hope I can complete the 61 day ICAD challenge!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Magilla : April to May

Another page from my "Magilla" notebook.  For some reason I really enjoy just slapping paint onto the page, pasting random bits and doodling without a plan. 

I am participating in a 31 Day May Art Challenge at, so I will have more art forthcoming.