Category Archives: Sketches

Quick sketches.

Sketches of a Horse, a Hen, an Eagle, and a Longhorn

I’ve been trying to sort of kick-start my creativity lately, so I’m doing quick sketches to try and spark some ideas and inspiration.  I’m also sketching so that I can say to myself, yes, I did draw today! 😉

These took about 10 minutes to a couple of hours each, with the horse sketch taking the longest.  The hen and the longhorn are both done with Faber-Castell Pitt markers, and the eagle and the horse are graphite.  After playing with graphite again, I wouldn’t mind doing a fully fledged drawing with it again.  Once upon a time, graphite was my go-to medium of choice.  Once I tried out pen and ink several years ago, I fell in love, and the graphite took the back seat.

I’ll admit that I am currently working on a new drawing, and this time with a new medium: clayboard.  More on that later. 🙂

These were all done in a Strathmore Field sketchbook, and measure roughly 7×9 inches in size.

Thank you for looking.  Happy first day of spring!

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Posted by on March 20, 2014 in All Artwork, Sketches


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Ghost Town Building

I haven’t posted any of my quick sketches for awhile.  To be honest, I haven’t done much drawing this winter.  I’m working on a sort of prequel to my book, Zeke’s Fate, and my goal is to have the whole book written (not ready for sale, but written anyway) by April.  April will be the one-year mark from when I started writing the prequel.  It’s mostly got different characters this time, and is set in 1864-65.  I can honestly say that I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed writing more than I have with this book.  In time, I plan to have it bound and available for sale.  Stay tuned. 🙂

Now where were we?  Oh yes, this is my latest little quick sketch.  I’ve done some other art, but need to get images of them before posting them.  In the meantime, here is a little sketch I did for a Monthly Challenge at WetCanvas.  It’s an old, abandoned ghost town building.  I just liked the straight, strong shapes of it despite being left to rot.  It took me about an hour to sketch this.  I used my trusty Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen, the Superfine size.  It’s roughly 5×6 inches.

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Thanks for looking!  Let’s hope spring arrives soon!


Posted by on February 17, 2014 in All Artwork, Sketches


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