Sketch a Day, Day 26

I’m finally on Winter Break, but there’s very little rest so far. They’re doing some sort of construction next to us in this parking structure, and they tend to start at around 7:30 every morning. I can only imagine the jackhammering concrete is going something like this.

I always imagine anyone operating a jackhammer is dragged along behind it like this, Looney Tunes style.

The Boss

In my effort to make use of technology most people have been utilizing for at least 5 years, I posted my first Youtube video today. It can be viewed here. It’s just a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” I did at work after hours while waiting for my wife to finish a meeting. The laptop I use at school is about 5 years old, so the audio and video quality leave a bit to be desired. Plus, you have to stare at my ugly mug for a good 2 minutes and change. Regardless, I hope folks enjoy it.

Sketch a Day, Day 24

I do enjoy my job immensely, and a big part of the reason is the students I get to teach each day. One of our students is a young girl, adopted from China, who is about the sweetest and most adorable individual you’ll ever meet. She has a bubbly, giggly personality, which I hope this quick sketch brings out.

She grins except for when her mouth is open and she's talking. Even then, though, she's grinning.

Sketch a Day, Day 23

The students at my school are all champing at the bit for Winter Break to arrive. We’re in school until this coming Thursday, when we’ll gain freedom for a good 11 days. Granted, I’m pretty sure all the teachers are just as ready for the break as the students.

Anyway, the weather’s not particularly cold here today, but I thought a group of bundled-up carolers might be just the ticket anyway.

Bring us some figgy pudding!

Bonus Comic!

Here’s a comic. Sure, this is probably at least partly an idea someone else has had at some point, but I’m still pretty pleased with the whole thing. Enjoy!

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Click to embiggen (baby, it's cold outside)

Sketch a Day, Day 22

Here we are, kicking off the fourth week of daily sketches! Today’s sketch is a quick one I did with a thin marker, just for the heck of it. No pencils, no prep, just me and a marker. It felt pretty loose and fun, and I’m actually pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Also, I’ve got a little something extra in the works. Check back later this afternoon for a special bonus.

Jump in a dynamic way, little guy!

Sketch a Day, Day 21

Man, three weeks of this! I tried drawing today’s sketch on my phone using Sketchbook Mobile. My wife has a stylus she got for her iPad, so I used that. The results are…amateurish, to say the least, but I think it’s a matter of getting used to the way the stylus interacts with the touchscreen. Anyway, I’ll have my regular art supplies back tomorrow, so it shouldn’t be a problem again.

Yeah, it's not my finest hour.