Archive for August, 2011

Drawing the Sierras

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I went on a big old long backpacking trip for a week.

I managed to carry a pad of paper and pencils along with me, in addition to clothes, food, sleeping bag and tent (and various other required sundries).

We were in the Eastern Sierra.

I decided to steal an idea from my dad, and combine my notes and my drawings into a single page.

It turns out that most days, I was pretty beat after a day of hiking, and didn’t have a ton of time or energy for much other than setting up camp, getting fed, and falling asleep.

I did get a couple days of drawing in. This first is from the first night:

Big McGee Lake Pencil Drawing

Big McGee Lake Pencil Drawing

This second is after a couple days of hiking, we had a short day climbing up into Pioneer Basin:

Pioneer Basin Upper Lake Pencil Drawing

Pioneer Basin Upper Lake Pencil Drawing

Woman And Circles

Monday, August 1st, 2011

I was at San Diego Comic-Con last week, and it got the illustration juices flowing again.

One of the best parts about Comic-Con for me is being able to talk to the creators about their work, their process, etc.

Whipped this out yesterday.

Woman and Circles

Woman and Circles

I picked up some colored pens at San Diego Comic-Con last week, this is my first time putting them through the ringer.

I’m messing around with using the pens for the drawing outline, and the colored pencils for the color.