BFTP 1 – Perfect Day

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

This is perhaps my all time favorite drawing from my sketch books. It is done entirely from memory. I remember it being a perfect day and I also remember watching the swallows swoop over and around us the whole time.

If you have never taken the time to just sit and watch swallows fly, I would highly recommend it. Most people think they are dirty birds, but they are aerialists extraordinaire.

By the way, today is my favorite uncle Jerry’s birthday. It was also my dad’s birthday. Happy birthday to two of my favorite guys!


BFTP 1 – Geese

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

I swear, that really did happen. The geese drive better than most people in my town. At least the birds understand right of way and the correct application of the four-way stop.


BFTP 1 – The Dream to End All Dreams

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Not one of my favorite drawings, but it is one of my all time favorite dreams.

Wow!


BFTP 1 – Green Eyes

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Drawing of a guy in an ad on the back of the phone book I had at work. I remember his eyes being unbelievably green and beautiful.

Part of the allure or desire to draw, I think, is the urge to capture something beautiful.


BFTP 1 – Meds

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Starting to add in some watercolor now. This was influenced by my discovery of Danny Gregory via Dan Price and the Moonlight Chronicles.

I can see both guy’s influence when I look at this drawing. I loosened up a lot and didn’t really care if I had proportions and angles and shapes right. I was just having fun drawing. And that’s what drawing should be, fun.


BFTP 1 – Jill Scott

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Not that great a drawing. I like the headphones ok, but mainly I posted it because I was obsessing on Jill Scott’s first album at that time and it’s a great excuse for me to post some of Jill’s videos.

 

 

Great music, great lyrics. They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

God, I sound like a old fogey, don’t I?


BFTP 1 – Loosen Up!

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Making the quick sketches of my birds helped to loosen my line work up a little. Practicing drawing my own foot and a runner from a magazine.


BFTP 1 – Tha Birds

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

Sketches of my parakeets, Dharma and Chopper. It was good practice trying to draw them, they moved so fast that I had to be quick. Kind of like the 5 minute poses we used to do in figure drawing class in college.


BFTP 1 – Nike Spike

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

One of my favorite things when I was in high school was the Eastbay catalog. Back in the olden days, we didn’t have the internet, and we lived in the boonies, so most sports gear had to be mail ordered through Eastbay. I loved the colors and shapes of all the shoes.

I still remember my first pair of Nikes. Gray shoes with burnt orange accents and that cool little “air” window in the heel.

Stylin’!


BFTP 1 – The Light

From the Blast From the Past Sketchbook 1.

A very simple drawing of a lamp. I like the line work and the shape of the plug and the plug’s shadow.