Monday, February 16, 2009

Pulling Out of a Nose Dive

Some days you just never quite wake up. I usually try to charge into the week with gusto, but today I never quite escaped the soupy fog of just-woke-upedness. The day would have been a total wash if our old friend Billy Weber hadn’t shown up, unexpectedly, bearing a box of girl scout cookies.

He talked, I made loose sketches and that, as it turned out, was exactly what I needed.







5 comments:

lj tanner said...

Your last sketch reminded me of a book at my children's Scholastic Fair 2 wks ago. It made me think of you and happens to be illustrated by another Ben. (Perhaps you have already seen it.)

http://www.amazon.com/Swords-Artists-Devotion-Ben-Boos/dp/0763631485/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1234916548&sr=1-1

On another table at said Fair was "Will You Bless Me?" illustrated by you!! My mother had sent a copy for the kiddos at Christmas, but I was happy to see you making the circuit. :-)

SamG said...

Hello Ben,

This has nothing to do with the current post, but the dice one.

If you go to woot.com and then look at shirtwoot (an icon on the right side about 1/3 down)...

Anyway, it is an atom shirt, but all of the protons and the nucleus are die....

Sam

Ben Hatke said...

Nice! I like that they titled the shirt "How we Roll."

Sometimes when you really succeed at something, like catching something that was thrown to you without looking up, you can shout "natural twenty!" but everyone just looks at you.

Eric Orchard said...

Great sketches!

Annie said...

Aw. I miss Billy Weber.