My sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project is finally done, documented, and ready to be mailed tomorrow. Woo hoo! Here are some of the pages that turned out to be my favorites. I’m looking forward to turning my attention to projects which don’t involve monsters (for the Sketchbook Project I was randomly assigned a topic: Aaah! [...]
I had to rub so much to get the glue off that I ripped a page out of the sketchbook (some of them are perforated, which doesn’t work so well with all the wet media I’m using). Thanks to the mad skillz I gained working in a book bindery, I was able to reattach it [...]
This is what the covers of the monster sketchbook look like right now. And this is a page I went back over with gouache after masking a bit with rubber cement. Mostly I was just happy to have rubber cement – I bought some today after looking for it for weeks. It’s not labeled with [...]
Today I put the finishing touches on several pages of the monster sketchbook. I’ve decided to get it in the mail by Monday at the latest. It’s not due until the end of December, but I need to move on to other projects.
Once again the last day of Art Every Day Month snuck up on me. I’m not ready for it to end! I especially like how AEDM has helped me make so much progress on my Sketchbook Project monsters sketchbook. Pretty much every page has something on it, and after a little more work on the [...]
One of my goals for the coming week is to finish the monster notebook, document it, and send it off. For missing two days of AEDM, I think I’ll do two more weeks of it (including blog posts) in December. Maybe I can convince my friend Kim to do it with me.
Another one those pages that doesn’t seem quite done, but on the other hand, it’s just a sketchbook. Who says each page has to be done?
I thought this one looked like a blob of seaweed. Or maybe coral. Is it Sesame Street’s fault that all my monsters have googly eyes?
See this? It’s the last blank 2-page spread in my whole monster notebook. I’m almost done! There are many pages that are only kind of half-done, but still it will be a relief to have at least something on each and every page. Keeping in mind that this is only a sketchbook, not every page [...]
If you can’t use magic markers and glitter in a monster sketchbook, when can you use them? I’m so happy there are only a couple blank pages left, plus the cover. Can’t wait to finish with the monsters!
In the background there’s sort of a monster hiding in a sock drawer for Leah. I spent most of today working on a bigger project, but I can’t show it to you (yet). It’s a surprise.
I had so little time for art today. For these pages I just grabbed a pencil and doodled in my monster sketchbook. The pencil itself was kind of interesting: a standard American number-2 dark blue pencil with “1990 FBLA DISTRICT II SKILLS’ CONFERENCE” stamped in gold on it. I wondered where it came from, and [...]
Luckily I have some good suggestions for future monsters from the comments of yesterday’s post. And then there was my trainer at bootcamp today… Hopefully I’ll be done with this notebook by the end of the month.
Eh, you try filling a whole sketchbook with monsters. Not easy.
I love the view out my studio window in Munich. The building right across the street has the best embellishments on top: pointy turrets, triangular bits of façade, clay roof tiles, dormers with arched windows. And then there’s the monster who lives there. I started this page of my monster sketchbook earlier today, then sat [...]
It had to be done. Do you like the hint of monster cleavage?
My monsters were feeling uninspired today. Not every monster can be a masterpiece. Perhaps I’ll paint over them later, depending on how soon I manage to fill in all the pages of my sketchbook the first time. This second one is based on some cute monster fence posts we saw in London. I’ll probably add [...]
I worked on a bunch of art projects today, but most of them are not yet blog-worthy. So here’s another page from my monster sketchbook. The other art of the day was of the performance variety, kind of. I participated in a flash mob in Munich. (If you don’t know what a flash mob is, [...]
Another page in my ahhh monster sketchbook. I printed out a photograph from my trip to London in black and white and pasted it in the sketchbook. Then I colored in parts of it using gouache and magic markers. PS – If you want to read more about London, I wrote up my trip on [...]
I promise I’ll start posting something besides monster sketches again soon. Maybe even tomorrow.
Still traveling. Fit in some sketching today, but haven’t had a chance to photograph my creations. Therefore I bring you a sketch I did earlier in the week: the monster sightseeing, in a city that looks vaguely like Munich.
Sometimes it’s hard to fit in art when I’m traveling. Currently I’m in London, and I packed really light so I wouldn’t have to check a bag. The only art supplies I have with me are my monsters sketchbook and a couple pens and pencils. So today I sketched some monsters from paintings at the [...]
As I mentioned yesterday, I am participating in the Sketchbook Project, for which I was assigned a topic. The topic I received couldn’t have been further from what I usually depict. The topic label simply reads: Ahhh! Monster! It’s ridiculous how hard of a time I’m having trying to fill a sketchbook with monsters. I [...]
I am participating in Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project, and AEDM has come along at just the right time to help nudge me to finish the project and send it off by the end of the month. Art House Co-op is putting together a library of small sketchbooks from artists from all over the world. [...]