It's always fun to see other bloggers posting a eulogy to sketchbooks they have "killed"... but my weapon of choice-- a three-ring binder that I fill with punched printer paper-- happens to be immortal. Sure, it lacks personality, but it's cheap and durable (I used that line in a personal ad once...).
Anyway, I recently came to the end of a chunk of pages that had been sitting in there since about Christmastime, so I decided to clear it out and post some of the less vomit-inducing material.
We'll start with some character design: my wife is writing a children's book about a little girl who likes ballet. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Lena Ballerina!
I decided to use her for an assignment for my Intro to Maya class. The lo-res model didn't turn out so good (freakiest thing I've ever seen, actually). But I liked the orthographic views I whipped up here:
Nothing says Christmas like some reindeer sketches. Yes, these were from actual reindeer. No, I'm not always honest.
The rest are pretty random. I need to clean up my linework a lot, but I think I'm getting the hang of this sketchbook thang.