Sketchbook 3/8/09

I’d recently made a sort of informal vow to do one substantive post each week and I’d managed to stick to that for about three weeks… until now.  So, in lieu of that, I’ll just post a page from my sketchbook–something I’ve not done in a while.  As usual, I’m still drawing a lot of hands and drapery from magazine photos, but I’ve been feeling of late like I’ve been neglecting drawing from imagination.  I decided consequently to do a “grid” drawing over the course of the last few days.  Basically what I do is divide a sketchbook page into a grid,  do a really quick “blind doodle” in non-photo blue pencil in each panel of the grid, then use that doodle as a basis to draw some sort of creature in ink over top.  Here’s the resulting page:


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  1. Ben Towle: Cartoonist, Educator, Hobo » Blog Archive » In-Progress Sketchbook Grid says:

    […] so often, I post one of these “grid drawings” from my sketchbook, but I never seem to manage to post the original doodles that each panel is […]

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