I like to sketch.
I like the look of sketches. I like the way they show the idea of something. I like the idea of changing and playing with shape and form and color.
In fact, I generally like sketches more than finished artwork. That's why there's almost no finished artwork on my site. It's also why there are so many characters from my stories in sketches, doing things that have nothing to do with their actual stories, like Millie and Pig hanging out at a tiny Christmas Tree farm or trying to solve a Rubik's Cube.
I often sketch in homemade notebooks.
Don't get excited. They're not all that great. I often use old cereal boxes for the covers and cheap copier paper for the pages but none of that really matters. It's mostly about working out lines and shapes and poses.
Lately, though, I find myself sketching directly onto a tablet which, in addition to allowing me to even more easily play with line weight, shape and color, saves me from having to vacuum up an extraordinary amount of eraser bits that usually cover the couch, carpet, my pants, and everywhere else in a two foot radius around me when I'm sketching.
So here are today's sketches.
I hope you like them.