excerpts from my many sketchbooks + 5 songs that helped me fill the page
This one’s an old one I pulled out of one of my sketchbooks from about a year ago, decided maybe it was upload-worthy…
Three Dog Night - Shambala
LOST OST - Locke’d Out Again
Driveshaft - You All Everybody
Damien Rice - Delicate
Nirvana - Scentless Apprentice
Finally managed to get Photoshop back on my laptop, so here’s some bored scribblings.
Crywank - Now I’m Sad (Boo Hoo)
Reuben - Enemy
Steak Number Eight - Dickhead
Horn of the Rhino - Speaking in Tongues
Cancer Bats - Drunken Physics
Photo tutorial for my Gokstad Viking shield. The planks are 1/4”-thick pine, with two crossbeams and a handle, which are spruce, and are held in place with a combination of gunblue-treated steel nails and filed-down carriage bolts. I used Forest Green stain on the face; the beams got American Cherry. The boss was a stainless steel bowl, which I rounded out using a ball-peen hammer and blanketed stone as an anvil. The rim is bound in ‘boiled’ leather, which is actually treated in 180°F for 10-15 seconds, then secured with carpet tacks.
You think you hold your pen oddly?
-It looks much less…TENSE and tight than I hold mine. I love this. This should be a thing, seeing how artists and writers hold their implements. :)
I hold my writing utensils just like this!
An occupational therapist used me as an example of how, at a certain age, once you learn to hold a pen a certain way, you’re pretty much going to hold it that way forever.
I went to a school where teachers would literally grip my fingers and rearrange them on my pen.
Generally speaking, a lot of artists and writers tend to hold pens and pencils in an odd manner. I think that’s pretty cool =]
Reblogging because I used to have to leave class for an hour a day so the school physical therapist could try to correct my handwriting. It didn’t work, although now I have the added bonus of being able to hold my pens either way.
Dr. Manhattan, Nikola Tesla, and pug by phases-de-la-luna (muh bro)
The rest are by me
Well, I had wanted to get some new scans up, but my scanner sucks. So, I made a pilgrimage to Office Depot, having heard tales of their high-quality scanning machines. Well, after paying 25 cents a page to have my latest works scanned and sent to my email, I came home to discover that the scans were of… questionable quality. As in, I seriously questioned if the lady at the counter had taken my sketchbooks back and handed them to a 6 year old and told them to ‘do their best’.
So. I guess it’ll be a bit longer until I can find a scanner to use, or possible a high-quality camera.
A quick(ish) one I did a few weeks ago. It was meant to be a tiny profile/ID pic (for my personal blog, the-sad-astronaut) and then got out of hand. Still, I’m pretty pleased with it.
Failure - Another Space Song
Reuben - What’s Good for Me
RJD2 - Someone’s Second Kiss
Hum - I Hate it Too
Dead Letter Circus - Cage
Finally figured out how to add a link from this blog to my personal blog (the-sad-astronaut) how am I this retarded