When I want to get started drawing, sometimes I turn to the Time Life archives. I especially love drawing girls from the 1970s. These two pictures were drawn from this photo and this one. I don't recreate the photos exactly-- screw up an eyeball? No problem, now they're wearing sunglasses. Draw a weird hand? Maybe just turn it into a big, weird cookie.
I love my friends and dinosaurs, not necessarily in that order. I made this raptor head for a Halloween costume (I was Dr. Ellie Sattler, obviously) and somehow resisted taking it to the preview screening of "Jurassic Park: The Lost World". (Sadly not a fan, except for that one guy.)
In March I went on an abalone diving excursion with a group of underwater hockey players (that is a thing!) at Walsh Cove, Ca. We stayed at the gorgeous Ocean Cove Campground. Early in the morning on Saturday they got geared up and jumped into very cold water in search of their quarry, a large, edible mollusk whose harvest is closely monitored and regulated. Since I'm neither a diver nor an underwater hockey player, I stayed on the shore and sketched them from a safe perch on the cliff above the cove.
I'm in an informal club with a group of friends who swap postcards through the mail. These are a few of the cards I've sent. Clearly, food is an important theme for me. (The final image is of my friend's dog, Penny, who is wearing a doggy life vest that is -- delightfully -- manufactured by a company called "Outward Hound".)