Archive for February, 2012

Follow the White Rabbit

Posted: February 29, 2012 in Pen Sketches

“Start at the beginning.  When you come to the end, stop!”

I guess I’m on an Alice in Wonderland kick, with a pen, because it’s the only thing I seem to enjoy drawing these days.  I’m not sure if it’s the art style or if I was really missing drawing with a pen that much, but I have two more Alice drawings for you:

Don’t we all wish we had a White Rabbit in our lives.  Someone who peaked our interest in adventure and easily lead the way down the rabbit hole.  No one willingly jumps down a rabbit hole, but if you are lead by curiosity it becomes a whole lot easier.

The Mad Hatter tea party is one of my favorite scenes in this movie and it was, obviously then, one of my favorite chapters in the book.  The Mad Hatter’s table is a place where everything that is reason becomes not and everything that is not becomes reason; without question.  In fact, if you question this you yourself become questionable.  If you become questionable you are immediately the one who is mad and must be immediately removed from the table.  It is a place where lemon fixes a watch and mustard will not!  Jam solves anxiety and it’s your birthday everyday… well sort of.  A place where having none means you can’t have any less and there is never room at a table full of chairs.

People these days are afraid to be silly.  This is why I love Alice in Wonderland so much!  It gives you permission to be completely silly without having to give any reasoning.  If you feel you have not appropriately filled your allotment of silly to day, please do yourself a favor and watch this…

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It’s a Wonderland

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Pen Sketches

So in the theme of my New Years Resolution I have drawn you a little selection from my February book. As you may or may not remember, Sherlock Holmes was my January book. This months book was none other than Alice in Wonderland. This story has always been a favorite of mine. Though many people viewed This story as a drug trip I viewed it as a wonderful imaginative getaway. I love the creativity of the story telling, characters, visuals and humor.

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Have you ever thought to play croquet with a flamingo? Order a pack of cards to guard your castle? Thought to ask a caterpillar it’s name? Looked at a mushroom and considered its ability to cause you to grow taller than a tree or shrink you smaller than the mushroom itself? I didn’t think so. I do think that of more people thought this way the world would seem a much more magical place!

Writers Block

Posted: February 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

You might think that writers block only applies to writers.. It doesn’t.  I applies to artists too.

I go through phases where I can’t put my sketchbook down.  Then I go through phases where I attempt to draw something and it looks like Picasso drew it.  Maybe that’s how Picasso got his start.  Perhaps he was an incredible life-drawing artist, then hit a roadblock, but he had a deadline for an exhibit and just kept going.  I can’t do that.  I just get frustrated.

I am in a roadblock.  Allison, I attempted to draw you, twice and both failed.  I am still attempting.

If you are an artist how do you get through these blocks??

Want Me To Draw You?!?

Posted: February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ok, so I keep looking at the drawings I have left to post and I’m not too crazy about a lot of them.  Don’t get me wrong, they will make it up eventually, but I would love to post some more recent stuff.  Seeing how my most recent drawing is of a monkey I thought I would bring the sophistication level up a bit.

 

Here you go, no drawing post today, BUT have you been looking at my art and thinking, “Man, I wish my face would appear on the internet in pencil or pen form”.  Wish no longer.  If you would like me to sketch a picture of your choosing please post a link to your photo in the comments below!

 

Now, I am only one person and each drawing can take me upwards of an hour or two.  This being said, I will only be choosing ONE photo to start with, so pick a good one.  If I fancy a few others I may expand and depending on how this goes I will be doing it again!

 

Thanks for participating… if you choose to.