Tag: pen and ink

  • Mousie and Chicken: Inktober drawings now a book

    Mousie and Chicken: Inktober drawings now a book

    I’m a few months late showing off my Inktober pictures, but I have more than just sketches: I made a whole BOOK! A real, physical, hold-it-in-your-hands and hopefully spend money on it book! And you can buy it! Mousie and Chicken has all my themed Inktober 2018 drawings (there were a few days when I…

  • John Doyle

    John Doyle

    I’ve been more busy gardening and performing than making art, and I entirely forgot about this sketch from John Doyle’s concert a month ago.

  • April Verch Trio

    April Verch Trio

    I saw The April Verch Band (April Verch, Cody Walters, and Alex Rubin) in May, and as well as the delightful music I got two sketches I’m quite pleased with, in very different styles. That’s an electric stand-up bass, not a normal bass I ran out of room for. I promise. I had fun trying to…

  • Three bands, four sketches.

    Three bands, four sketches.

    A few weekends ago I went to see my friends Curlew’s Call perform, and I drew a truly horrible sketch of them. It made me think about what I’d post on this blog. I’m happy to share my sketches and art process warts-and-all, but I’ve decided to draw the line at sharing things that make…

  • Inktober 8-19

    Inktober 8-19

    My little silhouette guy has gone from having a very difficult month to a decidedly surreal one. Yes, I saw Fantasia a few times as a kid. The giant toddler was inspired by one of the children who was listening to me play music at the pub that day. She had a great smile and…

  • Inktober: Days 2-6

    Inktober: Days 2-6

    Inktober is an event started by illustrator Jake Parker challenging artists to draw in ink every day for the month of October. This is my first year trying it, and it’s been fun (and a good excuse to pick up a few more pens). A few of my daily drawings have been random — I’ll post those later…

  • Ink Sketches: John and Maggie Carty, Fort Worden

    Ink Sketches: John and Maggie Carty, Fort Worden

    I went to a marvelous house concert Thursday by John Carty and his daughter Maggie, and sketched while they played. John, Maggie, and John’s son James are teaching this week at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, at Fort Worden. I’m unfortunately not participating this year, so I don’t get to…

  • three minutes here, four minutes there

    three minutes here, four minutes there

    I sketched this in snatches, between playing Quebecois tunes. The Olympia French Canadian session moves around between members’ houses, and Charles’ house is particularly interesting to draw. The two musicians moved right after I outlined their hair, naturally.