MY BIC PEN

My left thumb does look a little creepy, all alone on the page, holding what looks like a piece of white paper. Tonight I sat down with the firm intention to do something on paper as opposed to with Paper, i.e. the app -- lest the habit of drawing on my iPad should make me forget what it's like to scratch at a piece of paper. So I took my favorite little Bic pen (the kind that holds 4 different colors), got out the black one and looked around me for something to sketch.
I remembered my student Hailey, who would sketch her right hand (she's a lefty) over and over in class, whenever she'd have a minute. What a great exercise. You don't have to travel far sometimes.  Just look at your hand. Draw it. Fail. Repeat.  Here was my first attempt tonight -- too dark, too stiff:
That doesn't mean I was happy with my second attempt (the large one, above), but it was getting late.  
Bic pen on Xerox paper.

PULLING OFF A QUICK SKETCH

We camped for two days, and I was able to squeeze in a quick sketch of our tent, despite the drizzle.  Pigma Micron 05 and watercolor in my Stillman & Birn sketchbook.

THE ASCENT OF STAN


My friend Kristen's dog, Stanley.

I BOUGHT A CAR. AGAIN.

Regardless of the brand, I will usually prefer the wagonized version of a car. I have been searching for a '93 Volvo for years and finally got it. And she has a manual transmission! Score.

COW STUDY, SUSSEX COUNTY FAIR

I love cows, they are beautiful animals, and I simply need to draw more of them.

MORE CAR DOODLES

I can't watch TV and give it my full attention. I will at least doodle.