Random Sketches of Happiness

lantern and book

This sketch is a little old, but was done from the first camping trip back in July.  On our picnic table was the usual camping items… lantern, citronella candle, a book, other random doo-dads that you need, but didn’t need just then.  I had the brief opportunity to draw, and for once, liked where it was going.  Obviously I didn’t finish, and never got a chance to get back to this sketch.  There is a lot of rendering undone, and coloring that needs to be added, so I think we’ll call this one a WIP (i.e. work in progress.  This was done as usual, Micron black pen in my moleskin sketchbook.

Random Portraits to Pass the Time

I recently took a leap of faith and left a job I’ve had for the past eleven years for a new one.  A totally different, hopefully more rewarding, job working with people with disabilities.  A far cry from retail, I know.  To the point of this post… I had the opportunity to sketch a little during the week long orientation.  I know I started a quest for 365 portraits awhile back, which i admit failed miserably, but there wasn’t much to sketch in the room we were in except people, so I went for it.  These couple of sketches were done with ballpoint ink in a tiny little sketchbook I only recently rediscovered in my workshop, and have thus started carrying it around in my handbag.  I guess it finally came in handy.  Enjoy.

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