Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sketch blog etch-a-sketch mungo

All artists should keep a sketchbook and draw in it mercilessly, until the pages fall into dust and your finger becomes a pencil. I always have 3 or 4 on the go at once - for my ever-changing moods. I like to draw when I'm watching TV! Or waiting for a tardy friend in a public place. If you have a sketchbook, you still look friendless, but at least you're not bored.

Here are a couple of pages from the last month or so that you may enjoy. Or find awful.

I think the above page is good because it captures many of my preoccupations at once.

This page on the other hand is merely testimony to what I was watching at the time. Can you guess what it was? It wasn't terribly good.


Roman said...

Wow - The Dan!

Poor Yorick said...

Very cool to see this stuff - thanks for sharing!

Also, that little Wolverine is pretty darn great.

Billy said...

Is that Liz Greenfield?

John A said...

Do you mean the curly haired girl? Ha ha no that's not how you draw Liz.

Stephen said...

I forget to take mine to work, so I often resort to sketching on bits of scrap paper (don't want to waste it) and I usually end up with pockets full of scraps of paper with drawin's I feel quite pleased with.

I didn't used to see the point in sketching, but now I do; everytime you sketch, you learn something. It may be something small or something big, but you always learn something.

Faux LeRoy said...

I didn't sketch that much either but then I guess I picked it up more and more. It's sort of satisfying finishing an entire book and starting a new one.

WFHIT? said...

Is this Mungo as in Mungo Jerry, or Mungo as in St. Mungo?

Either way, 'Mungo' is a completely excellent name.

soda! said...

dear john

you are my favorite!!

lots of love,


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