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A Bunch from Sketchbook Month

Some doodles I've done during March as the Saturday Sketch-Day blog has gone daily for a time. Drop in and see what me and my SketchPals have been up to. Esperanza Spalding! If you haven't watched her perform you owe it to yourself to check her out. A couple memory sketches of students...


Elongated Archibald Leach at the piano from The Awful Truth -

This lady's neck was even longer in the photo from which I worked.

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Google+ Artist Sketch Challenge: Week 2

Following Monday's Penguin Moon, I did more for Carsten Bradley's daily Artist Sketch Challenge this week, joining in 4/5 days. Not just two like last week; no tardy entries! And I made all my work deadlines.

From Stunt Chefs.

 

Water Rabbit, from Your Chinese Zodiac Sign & Element.

Day Tripper, from Literal Interpretations of Hit Songs.

Just for grins, here's my quick rough for the sketch, which I also inked in Manga Studio, then did quick color in Photoshop. This was a fun one, drawing the first idea that popped in my head. I used no reference for Lennon.

Check in to view the funny and clever drawings, or if you're so inclined jump in and do some yourself! It's easy - just Circle Carsten, post your drawing on your G+ page/album, adding +Carsten Bradley to your text and he'll add your entry to the blog. C'mon - the more the merrier. I can't wait for next week!

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Penguin Moon

For today's Google+ Artist Sketch Challenge: Ways Penguins Fly.

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Google+ Artist Sketch Challenge

Where the Rainbow Ends creator Carsten Bradley kicked off this daily Artist Sketch Challenge on Google+ this week, tossing out one-of-a-kind weird and wacky themes for artists to go crazy with. I was so busy with work and family I didn't get to my two entries til Friday/Saturday, but gosh, they were fun to do!

From Cartoon Characters as Sea Creatures.

 

From Unsuccessful Monster Cereals.

I'm stumbling my way through learning  demo versions of Manga Studio and Sketchbook Pro the last ten days, still getting my bearings. I drew both of these in Manga Studio, but colored them in Photoshop, where I'm yet more comfy and familiar.

I'll be joining in the daily challenge as time allows and inspiration dictates. Carsten has a doozy of an idea for Monday he announced Saturday morning, so there should be plenty of offerings awaiting us all Monday morn. My take on it came to me in minutes.

Check in to view the funny and clever drawings, or if you're so inclined jump in and do some yourself! It's easy - just Circle Carsten, post your drawing on your G+ page/album, adding +Carsten Bradley to your text and he'll add your entry to the blog. C'mon - the more the merrier!

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Not really a poet; but surely he was a poem

The place was not only pleasant, but perfect, if once he could regard it not as a deception but rather as a dream. Even if the people were not "artists," the whole was nevertheless artistic. That young man with the long, auburn hair and the impudent face--that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem. That old gentleman with the wild, white beard and the wild, white hat--that venerable humbug was not really a philosopher; but at least he was the cause of philosophy in others. That scientific gentleman with the bald, egg-like head and the bare, bird-like neck had no real right to the airs of science that he assumed. He had not discovered anything new in biology; but what biological creature could he have discovered more singular than himself? Thus, and thus only, the whole place had properly to be regarded; it had to be considered not so much as a workshop for artists, but as a frail but finished work of art. A man who stepped into its social atmosphere felt as if he had stepped into a written comedy.
G.K. Chesterton - from the first paragraph of his The Man Who Was Thursday.