Sketchnotes of fellow speaker Carol Ann from Thoughtbot Taco Tuesdays last night!

My good friend Sunny gifted me a Pencil tonight! So, what did I spend 2 hours doing? A redux of my most popular old drawing from almost 2 years ago, Moonlit Music:

April 23rd, 2012!


Back then, Paper came with an oekaki styled limited color palette. Today it’s blending like crazy, zooming into the details, and bumping up the saturation on parts… Good times. A ton of old Paper sketches are filed under #MadeWithPaper

My good friend Sunny gifted me a Pencil tonight! So, what did I spend 2 hours doing? A redux of my most popular old drawing from almost 2 years ago, Moonlit Music:

April 23rd, 2012!

Back then, Paper came with an oekaki styled limited color palette. Today it’s blending like crazy, zooming into the details, and bumping up the saturation on parts… Good times. A ton of old Paper sketches are filed under #MadeWithPaper

Whoa, a true photoblog post now that I have photos from this month that are just not my allergic skin rash welts. It’s been 2 days without a relapse. Today we walked, brunched, sketched, and saw a new neighborhood. Today we celebrated the little wins in life. This is me remembering to appreciate the majority of the days in the year being able to live.

Friends. I remember many times I felt peeved, peeved I was always the complaint sinker, but never got the favor in return. I realized recently that was all me. For anyone who is a true friend has yet to turn me down when I needed to them. The only barrier before was me assuming I was wasting their times with my words, when in fact, it’s not even a favored return, it’s all my friends wanting nothing more but to help me get through tougher times. And even barring the darker times, I realized I could initiate the lunch or dinner, that, for example, my friends with cars weren’t just doing me favors by driving me around, but happy to have my company, that reciprocation goes past what’s literally exchanged, but what’s exchanged in life.

Trees. The tree’s seeds is what has caused my misery these past few weeks. Yet, I still find it a place of comfort. Just sketching or painting their form, dotting their leaves, and blooming their flowers. A simple word and a simple concept with so many gorgeous permutations, states, and lifetimes.

Paint an instagram, iv.

Left: Painting. Right: zaicoff_net’s instagram.

Paintstagram, iii.

Paintstagram, ii.

No updates, :(

It’s going to be fun once it all comes together!, but, for now, a slow update trickles from my other feed into here. Given the popularity and personal satisfaction with this one off idea, I may need to do more of the same.

Last night I watercolored some trees!

I’m pleased to be share with you a final photoset of completed sketchbook! Bits and pieces of process have been posted along the way, but something about compiling the best into one place makes it real.

If you see things filed under #sketchbookproject, you can see the progression of the work, as well as some of the, ahem, secret parts I may or may not have hidden from view. Just slightly obsessed, I say, :)

The Arthouse sent me an email confirmation and if you visit the traveling exhibition this summer, you can use this!

Thanks for sending in your project for The Sketchbook Project! We just wanted to let you know that your project has now been cataloged into the Brooklyn Art Library! It can be found on the shelves with a call number of 234.24-6

I’m certainly not proud of every page in the book equally, but there’s a a lesson here somewhere. Ship it, ship it, ship it. Iteration is king. Do it for yourself. Love what you do, do what you love.

I rediscovered the secret bonus level sketch from the Daily Color Block series I did last August.
It’s so crazy to me this illustration side project happened the week when I first dyed my hair turquoise and madly prepped for my talk. Productivity is a weird beast which fuels itself on other productivity hence this infinite loop state of über mad productivity!
I can’t wait to be there again.

I rediscovered the secret bonus level sketch from the Daily Color Block series I did last August.

It’s so crazy to me this illustration side project happened the week when I first dyed my hair turquoise and madly prepped for my talk. Productivity is a weird beast which fuels itself on other productivity hence this infinite loop state of über mad productivity!

I can’t wait to be there again.

When I added a new line to my internet bio today, I thought of this little project. Based off of Earthbound Mother 3 sprite style. Don’t be fooled by the pixels, 40x30 and 2 hours of work!
True size on Dribbble!

When I added a new line to my internet bio today, I thought of this little project. Based off of Earthbound Mother 3 sprite style. Don’t be fooled by the pixels, 40x30 and 2 hours of work!

True size on Dribbble!