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A little something I started on the bus last night. Pencil sketch, colored quite successfully on photoshop, with the exception of his pants and his shako. The extra effort payed off in this case; he looks quite splendid, and in need of naught but a vicious enemy to skewer. 

enguarde

That one frumpy mom . . . .

That one frumpy mom . . . .

For as long as I can remember, this has been the image that springs to mind when I hear the name Ruth; Bushy grey helmet-hair, receding chin, unflattering glasses, and only the finest in nineties fashion.

Strangely enough, I can’t identify a specific Ruth that inspired this image; its more a composite of various frumpy mothers I’ve met over the years, and somehow that name just stuck. Don’t fret though, lovely Ruth’s of the world– I have an even less flattering association with my own name! Stay tuned . . .

Miscellaneous sketches

A whole load of sketches that I haven’t got around to posting until now.

A quick sketch of a hand that I saw on the bus. I do love that angle...
A quick sketch of a hand that I saw on the bus. I do love that angle…

An elderly gentleman I saw while sketching at Powell's.  I hope my pants never look like that!
An elderly gentleman I saw while sketching at Powell’s. I hope my pants never look like that!

Another Powell's Customer. Definitely a free spirit...
Another Powell’s customer. Definitely a free spirit…

redboy

The grand finale. A Desert Eagle and a beer can seemed like fitting things for her to be holding, since I couldn't think of anything else . . .
The grand finale. A Desert Eagle and a beer can seemed like fitting things for her to be holding, since I couldn’t think of anything else . . .

Yet Another Neck Beard

Yet Another Neck Beard

Neck beards! It looks like I just can’t get enough of them! This was the result of a long afternoon of sketching at Powell’s Books. Be expecting more digital coloring such as this, although of course I’ll always prefer doing it by hand . . .