Saturday, March 28, 2009

One key to close, another to open.

An exercise in "scaling up." I haven't had that much practice sketching a smaller object, so considering that, not a bad result. One didn't seem enough, so I turned it and came up with another.

From "lock" to "unlock"

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Another one...not so sure I'm getting anywhere with these

Made another 3d maze freehand. I hoped to incorporate a pattern to add visual interest, but the need to create a path that works from start to finish kind of overrode that. These things really bog me down, time-wise, so I think I'll take a break and just do some regular old sketching for a while.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

What's bugging you?

One from the archives, drawn the same year as these songs were released:
The B-52s "Private Idaho," David Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes" and John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels." Interesting year.

I titled this one Bug In The Fairway.

Friday, March 13, 2009

No rulers allowed

I drew this freehand, so it went faster and with less smudging than previous ones. I am now certain that I've exceeded my drawing ability from those college days of long ago, and that feels good.

For the next one, I'll try to incorporate a design or pattern. Hmm, any ideas?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Funny what a late-night conversation with your ten-year-old son can inspire you to sketch. I might have to expand on this concept sometime (groan).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another work in progress...

Taking another shot at a 3D-in-space maze, but this time without graph paper or rulers. Good result so far! Getting better at "turning corners," which is maybe harder to draw than it looks. One would think the year of mechanical drafting at community college would've left me better at this visualization thing. Maybe that's why I'm "drawn" to this, because it's so challenging.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The root of the problem

As often happens, I was trying to draw something else (a dry, cracked landscape) but it wasn't really working out, so it turned into a cup of liquid flowing through a maze of roots to a blooming flower.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What's this book about?

I'm taking suggestions for what could go on the cover. A maze book? Perhaps, but a bit obvious.

(I get a silly kick out of drawing straight lines freehand. Up until this year, I always thought I needed a ruler to do a proper job. Now I know that rulers usually make drawings look less realistic. At least, that's my impression.)