Well, let’s get on with it then… .com/sketchbook

Some background: I’ve started drawing with much more frequency in the past few months. It’s a wonderful outlet from my childhood (back when that’s the only thing I knew how to do artistically) and it’s a nice break from pixels and design. Ever since I was young, I’ve always doodled and sketched in the margins of papers; it helps me listen and process (though convincing teachers of this was never a very successful endeavor.) 

As I’m getting used to the discipline again I realize I pick up bits and pieces from other illustrators. Until those bits and pieces eventually reconcile themselves with my existing illustrative vocabulary and become something more “me” (whatever that means), I see tons of Matt Curry, classic Japanese art, and some art deco in my work right now. I’m sure you do too. I’m also sure this will continue to evolve, but I’m making no attempts to hide influences – just trying to learn to draw again.

Some of these new sketches are basically sermon notes from church (see the aforementioned listening comment), some of them are typography experiments, and some I have no explanation for. All in all, it’s just another piece of the puzzle I wanted to share with you (one that is much less polished and thought-through than my usual fare.)