Sketchy 106

…flailing ’round for new ideas at a good-idea-impasse in the sketchbook usually starts with an snailtopus…

..and finishes with an old, discarded idea re-visited….

…(‘scuse me while I draw coloured boxes over and over and over again)….

Paintbook 59/60

…kinda in that uneasy space between finishing something large and trying to start the next one…

…have a screed of notes and colour guides developing around my drawing table in preparation…

…was going to post some more sketchbook only to discover that I’d re-scanned the last page posted thinking it was the one I wanted to put up now…

…had to finish the above (abandoned since January) to get back into paintbook without guilt….

…now I want to do a “good” version to hang!….

…(ah…there’s that next rabbit hole…)….



Regular

Sketchy LXXXIV

…was trying to get some momentum to cartoon again….

….so have been doing sketch book comics from “found” scripts (the sketch book it is littered with “good ideas”)…

…but it all felt forced and incomplete (blanked when it came to backgrounds!)….

…kinda drifted back to eight legged things….

…and my good friend Dee gave me a coffee table book filled with Indian matchbox art….

…it would appear I’ve found another rabbit hole….

Sketchy LXXXIII

….first one I’ve written fresh in years…

…(…hmmm….feels like I may “recycled” some old story lines…and I’m pretty sure Yoof & Arty never had a cat before…but who’s around to police that?!?…)

Sketchy LXXXII

…this one is for my good friend Dee…

…who had never seen someone butter cake….

…so I had to make up a story about the origins of buttering cake…

…(when in doubt, always blame the Country Women’s Institute)…

Sketchy LXXXI

…I went back and checked….

…it’s been along time since I attempted to do stuff sequentially….

…y’know…comics…

…having some “fun” getting my head back in the game…

…figured if I stopped drawing patterns and went back into the notebook and trawled for storylines it would all come flooding back…

….this may take some time…

…it’s also been an age since I handled cash….

…Kate and the Queen are on seperate bills…

…(illustrated below if you’re not from around here)….

…(OMG…could Mrs. A’ be using 2 bills at once?)….

Sketchy LXXIX

…some more “Achievement Badges For Your Shit-Job”….

…gotta earn ’em all…

…oh, wait….

…someones already coined a similar phrase, haven’t they?….