Drawing

Some of my favorite finished drawings. The overwhelming majority were created on phone or tablet.

I have a society6 shop

I have a society6 shop

Okay I’ve had one for a while. But I put something on it.

Buy a mug. A phone case. A backpack. A credenza?! YES!

Collect them all!

Incidentally, there appears to be a sale going on now. Discounts on everything.

Even the credenza.

Squiggly Spaceship Thing

Squiggly Spaceship Thing

I drew this a few months ago — but my site flow’s had a bug which I haven’t had time to fix until the holiday weekend. So it’s a good candidate for testing.

Slow City Doodle

Slow City Doodle

I put a shocking amount of effort in making sure this didn’t look overly polished. Seriously. Got to “nearly finished” a few times, and scrapped it because it looked too mechanical.

Okay sure. I’m drawing a science fiction cityscape on my phone. Doesn’t mean it has to look like blueprints.

Here have a drawing

Here have a drawing

Testing some code changes to my site publishing workflow. But let’s make it at least a little interesting with a manual symmetry drawing I finished a little bit ago.

My Therapist Would Love This if I Had One

My Therapist Would Love This if I Had One

Screaming frog? Angry Pac-Man? No idea.

At least it’s a break from symmetry doodles.

Skinny Lines and Flat Colors

Skinny Lines and Flat Colors

I was going to make this a coloring thing but I accidentally did my own colors on the wrong layer. Too bad Infinite Painter doesn’t have infinite undo.

Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog?

Kev Quirk asks:

Why do you blog?

I usually answer Why are you like that questions — which I get asked with some frequency, for good or ill — with “I can’t help it. It’s in my nature.” The constant puttering, interspersed with oversharing that ranges from instructive to awkward? That’s just me. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do that.

But this came across my RSS feed, and it works too.

“It seems stupid I would put out an album,” says Fiona Apple, of her terrific new record, Fetch the Bolt Cutters. “But this is what I know how to do.”

I love that: “This is what I know how to do.”

That’s true too. There are ways to putter and rant besides blogging. I could have a YouTube channel. But this is what I know how to do.

Thank goodness.

Kistler Tree

Kistler Tree

Found this in my image folder the other day. It’s from working through Mark Kistler’s book You can Draw in 30 Days last year. I like it. Sure I kinda already know I can draw. But it’s good to refresh yourself every so often.

Oh, and I used Max Ulichney’s MaxPack brush sets for Procreate. The Gouache pack for sure, and probably others.

Sepia Sunburst

Sepia Sunburst

Lots of folks stuck at home.

Feel like coloring something? I decided to share the linework for this drawing.

Print it. Import it into your favorite coloring / sketch app. Whatever. Have fun!

And you don’t have to show me what you do with it, but I’d love it if you did!

inv note

inv note

$ inv note --title='inv note'

Don’t mind me. I’m just trying an experiment with using Invoke for my site workflow instead of Make.

$ inv serve
SHOW_INFO=1 hugo server --buildDrafts --bind 0.0.0.0 --navigateToChanged
...
Press Ctrl+C to stop

But that’s boring on its own. Here. Have a drawing.

I’ll probably make a proper blog post about Invoke later. Meanwhile, checkout the docs on Getting started.

$ inv publish