Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Idea Books

Last months visit to the Smithtown Library was a treat in many ways. But one unexpected bonus was that the kind librarians not only gave me a pizza dinner, but sent me away with a little gift bag containing, among other things, a nice new sketchbook.

As you can imagine, I burn through sketchbooks pretty fast and I had been needing a new one. Sketchbooks for me are more like “idea books.” I scribble and draw all my mad little visions with little regard to whether the ideas are GREAT or just lousy. And scattered throughout, of course, are creatures and characters. This is what makes them fun to look back through. It’s not unlike looking back through my college notebooks -except that the drawings are better.

Here, then, are a few doodles from my current Idea Book: