Oh, There He is.

I return once again!

He said to no one in particular.

I recently went on vacation, during which I made it a point to avoid the Internet for as long as possible, which was extremely pleasant. (I’m a horrible Millenial.) but when I wasn’t screwing around (I did a lot of that) I spent the majority of my time in my sketchbook.

So, I’ve taken some of the better pictures (most of which were done as quickly as possible so I could catch up with my impatient relatives) for this week’s first sketch post.

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The first place we hit up was Virginia. This’un’s from Jamestown, and the terrain there is flat, so I tried to take advantage of negative space, a practice that is known in artistic circles as “aping Rembrandt”.

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One of my favorite places in Williamsburg is the Rockefeller Museum  where they store all the folk art.  These are two wood-sculptures from that section; the one on the left was actually a symbol for cigar stores if I’m thinking correctly.

003When we went to Nag’s Head, up in North Carolina, I went to the beach and walked with my sketchbook in hand nearly every day. I tried to keep things small, quick, and manageable. Naturally, I studied the seagulls.

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More beach drawings, but these are focused more on the landscape. Still very small, though.

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These are from the Aquarium, one of my favorite places in Manteo (other than Darrell’s anyway). I’m mostly trying to understand the form of the snake here. I wish I had more time there. Like, days more.

I’m feeling more self-indulgent than usual, so I’m cutting it for now.

More comics soon!

More sketches!

Next time!

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