Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pre-Thanksgiving Meeting-Part 2

Punctuation was all on my mind today, started off drawing the two most exciting punctuation marks (the question mark and the exclamation point) and then moved on to the useful but less exciting combos of dots and commas.
I found out later that someone else in the meeting was also drawing question marks. A general feeling of questioning the universe or easy doodlin'?
 

Pre-Thanksgiving Meeting-Part 1

I haven't drawn on my hands in so long in a meeting, I almost forgot I could do it. My canvas that is always with me as long as I have a ballpoint pen (other stuff just doesn't work as well).
I scanned my wrist and felt like a drunk person at an office party doing it. As if anyone here gets drunk and parties. So this is my sober, non party wrist doodle. I colored it in and then threw a quick watercolor filter over it because close ups of scanned body parts really aren't all that attractive.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Making Bad Things Cute

There's probably a good government job in that. Making really scary things cute so that people are a little less on edge. Well, I do that in my head all of the time, like a skin I put over the world so that things have giant eyes and big smiles and would never hurt you. At work, in our famous all-staff meetings in the basement we learned that someone had found a couple of bed bugs in the building. After wanting to hurl, I quickly sketched out the bed bugs I could mentally handle co-existing with.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weird Grip on the Pen/Pencil

It's kind of like a chopstick grip but with one chopstick. My finger over my thumb and the rest of the fingers tucked away, stabilizing the writing instrument behind the index and thumb. It sort of astonishes me that I am even able to write like this. When I write with my right hand it is more traditional of a tip-of-the-pen grip between fingers and thumb.
I'm not just doing extreme navel gazing here, I'm thumb gazing really.
Also, some random post-it doodles I did who knows when.

Totally Appropriate and Positive Cursing with Hearts


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Drag Me All Around Town

So my amazing friend Jeffers and I went to a drag show at Jacques Cabaret in Boston.
It was nasty and awesome. Not sure I'll be running back, but I'm glad I went.
I did this little sketch of "Misery" at Fritz after the show.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Off-Duty Document Flags: Just a Lark

A Small Bit of Advice

I don't even know why this popped into my head during our Dept. meeting this week. Maybe because hand-puppets scare me.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Git Off Mah Lawn **shakes fist**

Variation on a theme. Getting punny as I often do. Nothing too spectacular these past few meetings, I've been preoccupied and occupied and everything in-between.

Sad Bomb is Sad

Well I hope it's not happy.  Probably the people who sent him are, but he's the one who has to explode...and on a birthday party of all things. **shakes head**

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Napkin Sketchin'

This is my first mobile post so bear with me if it looks off. My good friend D is moving to Portland, ME this week and I'm really going to miss that girl. We've made Geoffrey's Cafe our bar of choice for the past year and so it's only fitting that I doodled on a napkin a scene called Geoffrey's Last Supper with K on one side and K on the other. D is illuminated by a decorative string of lights on the patio. And now off to bedzzzzz.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In A World...

Where meetings flow like water in underground caverns...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Nightmare Come to Life-Compacting Shelving

When I first worked at University of Florida (also was an undergrad) I was a file clerk laboring in hand-cranked compact shelving--No safety devices to prevent someone from not seeing me and cranking away. I had a dream about it back then where my eyes bulged out of my head as someone cranked away and I was between shelves.
At a meeting this a.m. there were multiple warnings about compact shelving shorting out and the safety measures not kicking in when someone is in the shelving. They kept mentioning even more precautions to take and it got ridiculous. Then a colleague mentioned roaming killer rats and I had to make that happen. Doodle isn't super great since the head boss was kind of watching.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Things That May or May Not Also Be Other Things

Bear with me here as I take a journey down Gutter Lane with a slight right at Junior High Street. Heh heh.
Note: Some items are actually in existence (Grandma's Famous Cobbler).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Diagram of an Infinite Conversation Loop

If a conversation never has an end, I can never listen to the whole thing. But I can diagram it out for you to enjoy forever in your mind.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bad Day for Me, Good Day for a Doodle

One of those days where I feel less than insignificant. I am an office drone, literally stamping pages of things after I process them into the office information system. I feel like I'm a sad character in a future dystopia who hasn't broken free yet, maybe I'll be the minor character who helps the hero get out, but I get disintegrated in the process, still freer than before in any case. This is all to say I didn't pay a lick of attention in the Dept. meeting we had today, but instead doodled and tried to escape a little. Yeah boy, I'm such a rebel.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cycle of Low-Level Violence at Work

Bullies don't just stop when you get out of the playground, school, high-school. They get older and meaner and bring that shit to work. Yay?
Here's a small illustration I did of how I see some of this stuff going down.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Awl Staff Meeting

We had an all staff meeting yesterday, so I got punny and sketched up some alternative meetings that could happen IN MY MIND

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sketchy Meetings-OverFlow Chart

Same meeting...She proceeds to write an almost completely unfollowable "flow chart" that runs horizontally the ENTIRE (yes ALL CAPS are needed here!!!) length of the room wall that is covered in white board...probably like 15 feet worth? I then of course imagined her to continue going onto the wall and around the room, this is just a quick sketch of that.

Sketchy Meetings-2 Hour Edition

The good part about long meetings is that they can turn into figure drawing sessions. Sometimes people hold the same pose for a long time and I try to draw it as best I can. The second not-so-good figure in the sketch kept changing his position, that's my excuse for the less-than drawing...
As a bonus I added an uncomfortable quote from the person leading the meeting. She probably didn't think much of it, but when we were all gathering into the room she said, "I have this urge to arrange people by color..." since there is a distinct lack of diversity where I work, I looked up at her like WTF since my boss is one of 3 african americans where I work (out of a total of say 70ish employees). She then quickly qualified it with "...of what they are wearing" SMH...seriously

Tetris Pieces are People Too!

Before I knew it was the anniversary of Tetris this year, I drew this on a napkin at a great bar  I frequent. I have always felt that (through my rampant anthropomorphism skillz) each piece had its own attitude. In particular the piece that has the three blocks with the one in the middle always seemed very neurotic to me. It can't decide where to go EVER!!!

Shapes: Now in Living 3D!!!

The usual 3D rectangle, the classic "my first doodle" of course I injected my gang of primary shapes with some sassitude, as is my wont.


Thursday, June 03, 2010

Teeny lil Kitteh Picture

My friend at byhillary.com just had a kitten birthday (she is not a kitten, but has one...just in case there was any confusion...) and I was commissioned (haha, instant messaged) to draw up a wee icon/picture for her birthday.
After the deadline passed, I of course finally completed it. I took the original picture, outlined it heavily with a ballpoint pen, flipped the pic over and drew over the deep lines that appeared on the back of the picture, then I 'shopped it, filled it, drew a little and BAM!
Evil awesome black cat peeping behind curtain, and curious (actually more evil, but tiny kitten evil), adorable kitten out in front with the obligatory aren't-i-cute head cock to the side.
Here's the original photo: Waffle and Daisy Boo on the Window Sill, on a fake iPhone cover
Here's the one I made from that picture:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sack Emptying

My friend Hillary of byhillary asked what's in your bag. A lot of randomness. If it is interesting or not remains to be seen by the beholder.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

One Ringtone to Rule Them All

More accurately, one* outgoing cassette message to rule them all.
from the 80s
from RadioShack
titled "21st Century Funk"






behold the glory...
P L A Y it // S A V E it

via best week ever
via wfmu blog
via a dime

*There are more that I cut down from the longer cassette, I'm really not sure if I should post them due to their inferior composition. 

hand/sun ray image from a blog on god's glory, where else?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Logo for a Petsitting service

I sketched this out this morning and had the first version done by the end of the day. pretty quick turnaround for indecisive me. I'm still working on the business card and I might space these letters out more, but they are also kind of cute where they are now.
If they look familiar, they are based on a children's book hondo and fabian, and I love the fat chunky style of them, since they are sort of my style too (chunky cuteness) I pencil sketched them from looking at the drawings, then scanned, filtered, erased, painted, free transformed the living crap out of them.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Behind the Scenes of a Web Re-Design: Hairballs

So I'm helping to push along the redesign of the whole library website, along with a committee full of people, and after a while, you just start to get punchy and can't quibble over where to put the next long list of options for people to choose from anymore. Here we are debating how to list the different ways that a student or other "customer" can contact a librarian for research help. A noble endeavor.
I, of course, had to 'shop in a giant cat ball onto the homepage to lighten the mood. Had to be done.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Re-editing a mish-mash is still a mish-mash

Cut Down Telephone
Note: The audio isn't mixed or anything, is kind of loud, am still working on that part, also i gotta shove the video over juuuuust a little at the beginning. Used my copy of the song with a video downloaded from youtube.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Evidence of Life

My prints are everywhere...EVEN ON THIS BLOG!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

That Old House-Not With Bob Vila

It was a single family house close to the ocean in Salem, MA. It has my cat in it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

The Interview



I won't say who or when or for what, but there is always someone interviewing for something where i work. Also, for my unemployed (laid-off) friends, they have to sit there and just go through interview after interview. At some point THAT starts to feel like your new job. Just interviewing.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pill Soup?



Haha, so yeah, I'm one of the medicated many, a seratonin junkie if you will.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Office Katamari: Roll It Up!

I sketched out what my office katamari game would look like. I would totally play this level.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

A Tale of a Tail: or How That Adorable Puppy on the City Street Will Be Basement Fighting Within a Few Months


Yes, I'm jumping to conclusions, but also, sadly, yes I know what I speak of when I see a months-old waggy-tailed pit bull in the hands of a rather sullen young man who has already outfitted it with a huge spikey collar and an actual chain for a leash. Back in the day I knew a rather unsavory fellow who bought a couple of pitbull puppies. As cute as they were, I knew they were headed for fighting, because with a wink and a nod he told me as much. But still, that puppy I saw this morning was adorable and I wanted to steal him away so he'd only be familiar with dogs fighting over a chew toy, not for their lives.