Something about being Lost in Translation with a coffee type drink waiting for the next flight ignites the sketch.
3 sketchbooks and at some point I used a sketchbook to plan another sketchbook.
Also art tools are limited and this post was edited with a phone, hope it doesn’t look too janky. I may also can’t tell cause I slept 2 hours x2 in the last 24 hours…
In the darker hours of life, seek imagination.
Let the rest go.
Make a mess.
And, maybe clean it up afterward. [Not Pictured]
SBP. More progress! Have you ever seen the backside of a marker piece? Sometimes the backside is as interesting as the frontside. Life adage or something, right?
Doodles. Check out this haunting motion piece, Danielle. I sketched that while watching those 5 minutes. She really does have that gaze. The happy little tree sketch is inspired by my Kinokuniya tote.
Supplies. A hoard of various papers from Flax! A little Moomin who will now live on my traveling pouch of sketch materials. Thanks Liz!
Two introverted hermit nights in a row.
SBP. My last sketchbook project update was 5 weeks ago. Admittedly, today was the first time I looked at the book again and, of course, decided to completely change the style of the art. So, here we go… Felty nib pen outlines, watercolor pencil and maker coloring. Every spread will have a Ghibli character and some conveyance of longing…
Copics. I don’t remember when the last time I use these markers are, clearly, not enough. The blue porcelain flowering was done with a newly acquired pen + cartridge, my first fancy fountain pen. And I like to tell the story of my first Copic Markers (the 72b set)… It was my very first purchase using my own money earned from the first paycheck of my first internship. A distinct moment of realizing that freedom and desire to be self sustaining.
The first page. Always write your email in it. It’s a good excuse to make a mark inside of the book, so you don’t feel like you have to “ruin” it with a bad first sketch.
I don’t even know why I’m typing so much on a visual post, no one reads the words anyway.
I acquired this new pen and I’m not ashamed to admit that when offered a Baileys Coffee I goddamn took it. So, top-to-bottom: Bryan Lee O’Malley study, Kaori Wakamatsu study, beginnings of Poignantly Ordinary (a webcomic I intend to start), and some lettering. Black and white and back to the basics playing with line widths to convey depth.
2 weeks ago, I went to visit the mobile sketchbook library.
Today, it occurred to me I never really posted an update on the book I’m working on for the 2014 tour.
There’s going to be a mixture of Ghibli tribute, slice of life, and randomness. All drawn with ballpoint and watercolor pencil shading so far. You can see the book is already buckling from the water.
Pretty much how the last 3 days went.
Though the reality of today was all introverted dance party in my headphones. I wasn’t actually dancing.
Also, I’ve done this project for a whole week!