A quaint little alleyway I found. The owner, a Mr. Thomas, was very nice. He stopped to chat about his garden and art.
"This drawing will have to wait. I can't think on an empty stomach...Plus I'm going to get a sun burn if I sit out here. MUST HAVE FOOD!! There was a father and son wearing kilts. Pirate Flag :) Slug Bug No Tag Backs!" There are more pencil lines in this picture but there are hard to see because this isn't a very good scan.
This little girl sure moved around a lot for someone who was sitting down. It was fun to try to capture all that movement.
Oh Doug...looks like the robber hit your bank today!! Yesterday, the big boss sent him to rob the Gravette Bank but there was a mix up. You can't blame the poor guy he has problems reading. The guy read Gentry Bank and he recognized the "G" and thought it must be the right place. The big boss was spit fire mad and made the guy go back and do the job right.
It was a quiet morning at the local bank when all of the sudden a buckaroo stormed through the front door waving a gun and demanding cold hard cash! My brother works at another bank down the road and I was worried about his safety. Thankfully, the robber only hit up the Gentry Bank. What is the world coming to? This is the reason why I hide all my money under my bed.
"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to." -Bilbo
I needed a day to myself ("I've got to get away from these confounded relative hanging on the bell all day, never giving me a moment's peace!"-Bilbo) and for a while now I've been wanting to sketch at the zoo, plus my nephew's art is being displayed at the Gilcrease Museum so I thought I would make a day of it. I set off but not keeping my feet I pleasantly ended up in unexpected places. As usual, I got lost. I don't plan to get lost but I know it will happen, it always does, now I just look at it as being an adventure...cue the Indiana Jonas music while I plop on a pith helmet and whip out my handy binoculars. I couldn't find the zoo or Gilcrease, so I just started following signs and ended up at the Philbrook Museum instead. When I entered the museum the first thing I saw was a huge sign announcing a Michelangelo display. I almost missed the drawings they were only a few inches big. Not what i had been expecting...I had been thinking about all the Michelangelo art I saw in Italy...there was no comparison. In spite of all that, I really enjoyed the museum. Ienjoyed seeing a rough draft sketch of Mary Cassatt's Woman in Black at the Opera and I enjoyed the impressionism section. I sketched in the gardens. All in all it was a good day. I got lost again on the way home but that is to be expected and is half the fun, right? I am fairly certain that city is set up so that roads completely disappear with out warning and before you know it you are on the wrong road...so you see it really isn't my fault...I can't be blamed for getting lost if the roads keep running off without me and hiding in other locations. I found you take one wrong turn and it can turn into a long trip going in the wrong direction taking many more wrong turns before you can finally end up back on the right road, funny how it works that way...but if you have to be lost, it's good to be lost on Route 66 (it seems lots of lost people have found themselves on that road )I tend to eavesdrop while I'm sketching. I heard a gardener give this generous offer: "I'll give you my volunteer wages."
"Game Show" Welcome to Fishtastic the game show that matches fish wit for wit! I am your host Bob O. Cue! The team that wins today's competition will receive a brand new sea shell condo and the loosing team will have their choice of attending a fish fry or taking a luxurious float trip down the porcelain throne! May the best team win!
I was sketching at the library again. This cute blue-eyed kid was playing on a computer. He was very zoned out and having a great time picking his nose. He kept picking and picking...I can't believe there were that many boogers in such a small nose. It is great how honest kids are...now we adults on the other hand lie about picking our nose and if we catch someone else picking their nose we make fun of them because we are really glad that they got caught and we didn't. It is like my friend Liza says, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those that admit to picking their nose and those that don't admit to it."
I know I said I was helpless without my right hand but I think that might have been an exaggeration ;o) I can recall one instance where I actually used my left hand. It was back when I lived in Hawaii. I was given an assignment to create a gesture drawing using my left hand, this is what I came up with (I'm still rather proud of this sketch):
Obviously, it was used to advertise for our art exhibition.
I am hopelessly right handed...i think i have a left hand just so i will look symmetrical. Today, i was drawing the above sketch (using my right hand) and I baked some bread while I was waiting for the ink to dry (okay so it was also probably a little bit of procrastination...I was making myself draw today even though I wasn't really in the mood) anyway while i was baking I got a small second degree burn on my right hand. I'm a mess when it comes to using my left hand...so I think I'll wait 'till I can use my right hand again before I try to color this sketch.
In my whole life I have never seen my Dad doodle or draw...the closest he comes to doodling is drawing hearts and smiley faces on all cards he sends my Mom. So imagine my shock today when I find a doodle sitting next to the computer. I am so proud, I think I'm going to put it up on the fridge.
This daring robot, Ralph, is a little rebel. The ancient machinery just can't understand him. But he was wired to be this way, his creator is the champion of the tenth international super sonic skateboard competition. Ralph was made to be a test dummy for his creator. Ralph tries out really dangerous maneuvers in the hopes that he might be able to work out the kinks before his creator gets their brains bashed in trying it for themself. Ralph is powered by two brains...as you know, two heads are better than one...the robot's inventor chose to use his sister's brain (there is a brainless girl on the loose somewhere) and a yak brain. So while Ralph is a test dummy by day, he spends his nights unwinding with parkour ( An athletic discipline where practitioners, known as Traceurs, traverse any environment in the most efficient way possible using their physical abilities, Parkour commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, etc.)
The Left Page: Man on the right: "Will I have to shave my head too?!!" Man on the leftt: "I didn't shave my head. I was hit by lightening." Man in the middle: "Look at my reflection, I have such pretty teeth. We should buy more mirrors."
This is a book I have been doodling on, I draw illustrations for words on each page and I write text for the illustrations already in the book. It's lots of fun.
The Right Page: "Station."
I am fascinated by steampunk. I don't really understand it, though. I guess this means I will have to read some science fiction...certainly not my usual reading.
"Buying fish." This little bunny was tired of watching bears eating all of his bunny friends. He decided to put a stop to it...and make some money while he was at it. Everyone knows that bears like eating more than hunting and are willing to buy food whenever it is available, it makes life so much easier and the bears have more time to sleep.