Sunday Sketch 5.15.16

Sunday Sketch 5.15.16

I decided to work on a quick ballpoint ink pen sketch today to try to break through a prolonged creative block. David said, “Name it ‘Frank,'” ha ha. I still may color in the eyes red. He just looks sinister. It seems fitting that I chose a rabbit (specifically a hare) to draw today. As much as feeling creatively blocked, I’ve been distracted with other things, preventing me from doing much in the way of online activities. A couple of weeks ago, I did finally manage to choose a new look for my blog, though. I thought it was in need of a face lift. I’ve wanted to give this blog a fresher, simpler design for a while, now. I like the idea of having a banner here because I typically try to change-up my banners across all of my online hang-outs at least 4 times per year, as the season changes. I’ll add my blog to that rotation as well. Let me know what you guys think of the new look. I may create a static page for my best artwork. That is, if I can figure out how to do that. 0.o

Joyeux Noel Cardinal

Joyeux Noel CardinalThe first of this season’s holiday themed sketches, completed last night. The upper left corner needs something. I’m just not sure what and didn’t want to overwork it. I’m also not convinced on the pine needles. Feel free to give me ideas to draw. I’m definitely open to suggestions.

*Attribution: Sketched from John Flannery‘s photo titled, Cardinal.

Pearl Crescent Butterfly

Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos #2

I’m backtracking a bit to a couple of photos I captured of a Pearl Crescent butterfly, taken on July 17th.

Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos #1

I’m a little disappointed in myself for not spending more time sketching over the summer. For the last few months, though, I’ve barely sat down at my computer, let alone taken the time to sit and draw. This July 17th sketch is one of the few sketches I did all summer. My routine is anything but since the move. Hopefully soon, I can get back into a “work” schedule that allows me the time to spend creating.Pearl Crescent - Phyciodes tharos Sketch