2018-10-13 – guarded

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Having been steeped in Star Trek since practically birth (thanks, Pat), I think of only one thing when I hear the word “guard.”

I was very, very tempted to bring out the color markers for this one. If ever there was a drawing that was screaming out for red (and, OK, gold), it’s this one.

10-13 - guarded - JS
Quiz: how many people will be shown in the next picture?




2018-10-12 – whale

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Having grown up in Connecticut in the 70s, I had two obvious places to take this prompt. I’m running behind, and ice cream cakes are easier to draw than hockey, so the choice was easy.

10-12 - whale - JS
every Wednesday is sundae

2018-10-11 – cruel

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October 10’s prompt was “flowing,” and I had nothing. Considered (1) waterfalls/rivers, (2) beer,  (3) hair, and (4) the Alan Parsons Project song “Time,” but (1) as demonstrated by “tranquil,” I can’t draw landscape-y stuff; (2) too obvious; (3) what do I know about hair?; and (4) too obscure. So I took the day off.

Unfortunately, all it took was one skipped day for me to lose what little momentum I had. I’m determined to make a decent run at Inktober 2018, so I’ll be playing catch-up over the next few days.

October 11’s word was “cruel.”

10-11 - cruel - JS
in the right measure


2018-10-07 – exhausted

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Apt word for the day.

Maiarory is (didn’t want to have a drawing session tonight).

Finny is. And he’s sleeping on the floor right under my desk, so he’s a convenient subject.

Mailing it in today? Maybe a little. But that’s because I’m—wait for it!—exhausted.

10-07 - exhausted - JS

2018-10-06 – drooling

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WHERE are they getting these prompts?

Low-key drawing session tonight, but at least I convinced Maiarory to join me. As she was making her sketch, I noted that her bear looked like the character from “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” She said she wasn’t going for that, but I don’t think she minded my comment. I love the bear’s expression. Maiarory really has eyes and facial features down.

The only thing that “drooling” brought to my mind was the old playground saying; hopefully the drawing makes sufficiently clear what saying I’m referring to. My favorite part of this drawing is the male researcher, which was a detail I threw on at the last moment.

Lisa and her college friends have gathered for their annual WOW this weekend. Seems only appropriate to dedicate my drawing to them.

10-06 - drooling - RS

10-06 - drooling - JS 2