Missed Opportunity

There’s this guy…

He works at a bakery.

Every morning, about two hours into his shift – about 6am – he walks over to the delivery door to listen for the distinct sound of a certain woman’s heels. As the sound gets louder, he gets ready to catch a glimpse of her. He is careful to stay in the shadows as she passes. As soon as she gets a safe distance away, he emerges from the dark to watch her round the corner and fade from view.

This has been part of his daily routine for about the past two years.

After she passes, he stays in the hope that he can catch a waft of her perfume. Even over the heavy smells of baked goods, he can smell sweet lilies. If he closes his eyes and concentrates, he can see himself in front of her, both of them smiling. They’re sitting at a bistro table sampling wonderful foods and drinking the finest wine.

They kiss.

But, he never says hello.


Because, he figures, they would get married, they’d have a couple of kids together, he’d get fat and die because he would hate his life after that.

The End

I kept the lines quite sketchy and didn’t do a lot of rework on this one. I rubbed on it more than  usual to get less contrast.

Drink & Inkers

I’ve been going to the Drink & Ink gathering, sponsored by BINDERS, Milltown Arms Tavern and, of course The Cube Gallery.

It’s a blast.

I tried to capture everyone’s personality without making a portrait of any one person. I kept the sketch loose, since we’re talking about drawing in a bar,I wanted to convey that feeling..


I went to the figure drawing session down at The Cube Gallery this evening. There were about twelve of us. This was the result of a five minute sketch. What most people realize is when you sketch a live model, they don’t stay still in one position for a long time. After all, it is an exercise.

I believe her name is Emily. I was probably distracted when she told me. Awesome model.


I haven’t been doing much writing lately. I hope to get back to it. I feel that the most important aspect of the blog is the sketches, so I don’t feel too bad about it.

Love Story

Okay, this sketch is a deliberate attempt to pull at your heart strings…

It’s largely based on the two RoBots I sketched last night.

Sort of…

I love to hear about how people met, fell in love and lived happily ever after. It’s exciting to hear stories of love. I personally, have been in love approximately eight times in my life. Nine, if you count my 1981 Suzuki GS 1100E.

Each time was different than the last and will probably be different than the next, if God deems it important to introduce me to it again.


Little Princess

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

– Philippians 4:13

It’s day two of my apple diet and I am glad to say, I still like apples.

I have two beautiful boys that I am extremely proud of. I thank God for them every day, however I have always wanted a little girl. That is until I spend the weekend with the family in Ruckersville. Don’t get me wrong, they are all very well behaved, it’s just one weekend of three pre-teens is all the pink and glitter I can handle.

I have a weird “thing” about glitter.

You know after working with glitter, there are always rogue pieces that show up in the most random places, usually in the cheek of the person that’s talking to you. That’s my thing about glitter…that random piece. I start thinking I see it everywhere.

Silly, I know.

So, I kept the lines really simple in this sketch. I concentrated more on the shading. I blended quite a few times to create levels of highlight. Also, I darkened the crown and other metal pieces to give them a heavier look.