Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sketches are EASY!

I've been trying really hard lately to take my sketchbook everywhere I go (like the "My Buddy" doll that everyone else had when I was a kid...sob....) and doodle my noodles out. It's been a lot of fun (when I'm not getting too stressed out about it... sometimes I see something and my brain goes, "Whoa! Look! It's a [object/person/animal/flying buttress]! It's got [complex anatomical structure/expressive personality/super powers]! You should sketch that!" and then I get all stressed because I can't find my sketchbook and I need to be somewhere and my pens are running low and meanwhile the [object] is [walking away/flying away/being transmogrified]...I was lucky to get a good sketch of the wisk-handed she-pirate just before she shivered her timbers). Like I said, a lot of fun...

8 comments:

Mary said...

WHOA! You're amazing! (I especially like Opie Taylor. Poor soul. He looks like he just broke a bottle of Moon Lite Madness...???))
I also like that kids from your writing class. Has anyone ever told him he looks like Harry Potter? Well....he does.
P.S. I like wisks...and I like YOU!!

ned and kim said...

The penguin thing with a big nose is really cute. I want him as a pet.

rabidmilkman said...

That is Jarvis the puffin (although he gets the penguin thing a lot...he didn't mind until "Happy Feet" came out). Provided demands are high enough, Maybe I'll start sewing some Jarvis dolls and selling them online....

$Ice$Man said...

Uhhh wears me ehhh?

-sAMMY

rabidmilkman said...

Sammy, you're the first of my gesture drawings below.

Michemily said...

Looks awesome. You will be famous some day.

Clairictures said...

Aaron, I really love the Pirate girl and the little boy. I love the way the boy is standing, all slumped over and what-not. Very nice!

Jocelyn said...

Hey this is a super fun post! But I've gotta say I disagree with the title. Sketching from life is HARD! (For me at least) I definitely know what you mean when you get the panicked feeling as something awesome is running away and you can't capture it...