Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer's out, school's in

So, I am old enough to remember when freshman beanies - the little cap that first-year college students were required to wear - was an immediately recognizable symbol in movies and on television, if not a common practice. And since in the context of the Hat Tip® program I have created a little structure for myself and my art exercises, I am designating myself a freshie in my own College of Cartooning Knowledge, and here's me in my beanie:



The college curriculum comprises self-directed daily activity in the course book, How to Draw Everything by Gillian Johnson. This large-size paperback contains 127 pages of tips, exercises, activities, and prompts. I plan to work through a few pages every night; I'm not sure the results will always make it here to TNG, but any more-or-less finished piece will, and any separate piece that the exercises inspire. Or so we can hope, anyway. If this goes well, we may take another stab at Drawing Words and Writing Pictures - which is actually designed to be a course. Here goes nothin'.


And for those of you who  have no idea what I am talking about with that beanie stuff:




Monday, May 30, 2016

Change of seasons

So, I am hoping that the coming of summer (this weekend, among all its other problematical complexities, is also the traditional start if the summer season) will break the winter blogjam that has held the WalakaNet Broadcasting System more-or-less frozen for some time. Herewith, in the spirit of thaw, is a quick doodle I made while talking on the phone in Wenatchee during a trip for work.


The future's so bright we gotta wear shades.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cohortitude

This could have just as easily been posted on Epicurus, but since it involves my "art" it goes here.

I am leaving Cascadia College after having taught at the school since 2004 and entering the tenure track in 2007. As I was cleaning out my office, I ran across this doodle I made at some meeting or other of my tenure cohort  - the faculty who all began the process at the same time and shared the review process.


I was a kilt-wearin' man then - it was sort of a trademark - and that's me on the left. Reading to the right are Natalie, Erin, Robyn, Yuko, and Danielle. For some reason, I did not include Lisa - perhaps I was interrupted by, y'know, actual work or something.

For comparison, here's an actual photo of the cohort at the tenure ceremony - the leis were courtesy of Coco, the Wonder Wife.


From the left, that's Lisa, Robyn, Erin, President Bill, Natalie, me, Danielle, and Yuko.

Best cohort ever.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Commencement

Today was graduation day at the college and I had plenty of time to doodle during the ceremony...





 

Hmmm... I am sensing a theme...
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Doodley-do

I was cleaning out my stuff and getting ready to recycle some papers when Coco saw some doodles I had made during a recent meeting and refused to let me throw them away. Here are the substantive pieces.


I guess I do like the crude energy in these, but I am not quite sure why Coco was so captivated with them.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Those who cannot

I spent Monday at a teaching conference talking about teaching with teachers.

Friday, February 20, 2015

A palpable touch

Coco and I had dinner tonight with some friends and the conversation turned (as it often does) to tabletop roleplaying games. I doodled this on the paper tablecloth during the conversation.