Summer busyness has reduced the frequency of blog updates, but I’m still drawing! There is a backlog of art to post, so I’ll start with these.
When sitting to draw with no purpose in mind, I just start doodling. When a scribble intrigues me, I’ll work it up to a more finished form. These were each finished in a single drawing session, averaging two hours. I’m guessing each reflects my mood during their creation.
Summertime is busy! Working, festivals, gardening, preparing and attending communal meals, socializing, occasionally having some glorious moments at the river… life has become so full, it’s nearly pushed out my art! Fairly frequently I have visions for little comics, but haven’t had chunks of time to materialize them. Instead, when I find myself with a spare hour to draw, I doodle.
Doodling is good. It’s the primordial chaos from which good things are born. Since I don’t have to think hard while doodling, it can be a relaxing process. It also allows me to experiment and grow my style. Since I haven’t been posting much lately, I thought I’d just show a bunch of random stuff I’ve been drawing, lack of cohesion be damned.
Summer is great, but winter ain’t bad either. :)
Seducing the Muses
you ignore my demands
taking orders from no one
like a scent on the breeze
I chase you though forests
finding only undergarments
strung upon Madrone branches
or peppering empty fields
from first steps to high school hallways
army barracks to hospital rooms
I’ve escaped cubicles
don’t tell me those evening highways
trashed out city streets
beat-bopping with poets
in the back alley shutter house
god-dammit I’ve named mountains for you
makes me want to give up
turn away horny women
makes me want to find peace
I will rise each morning
arms outstretched to the sun
I will prepare a home for you
in case you come knocking
I got inspired from my ennui. Alchemy, baby.
Do you like where you’re living?
Do you like what you do?
Do you like what you’re seeing
When you’re lookin’ at you?
Do you like what you’re saying
When you open your face?
Do you got the right feeling?
Are you in the right place?
– Monsters of Folk
Happy Pi Day. Going to a Pi party tonight… going to try my hand at a lemon meringue with graham cracker crust.