For those who wish to draw more

The young gentlemen November 16, 2009

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taking a break from their crime spree:

Day 11: Ampersketch
Ampersand from across the room

Day 12: Mr. Dignity
Interro shamelessly offering his belly up for rubbing

Day 13: Three-armed cat
Ampersand moved around while I sketched, resulting in a third arm


I can’t believe I’m still drawing the cats November 10, 2009

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In my defense, they do keep sitting in my line of sight.




To the tune of “Journey to the Heavyside Layer” November 9, 2009

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I never saw the musical Cats, and I don’t think my ex-boyfriend A. did, either, but whenever he wished to evoke the show (which—I can’t explain why one might do this, but, trust me, it came up more than once), he would sing, to the tune of what I have subsequently determined is the song “Journey to the Heavyside Layer” from the show, the following lyrics:

Cats, cats, cats, ca-a-ats,
Cats, cats, cats, ca-a-ats,
Ca-ats, cats cats,
Cats cats cats cats!

So, if you know the tune, you should sing it along while reviewing these sketches.


I drew a World Series metaphor… November 5, 2009

… at the John Hodgman reading.

The New York Playground Bullies vs. Philadelphia Philladelphian(s)

The ropes, they do nothing.

From Mark Summers’ illustration of Gulliver’s travels at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (barely visible in the background here). In the original, Gulliver is just waking up and lifting his hand—it does not look like the little breeches guy is about to get a King Kong grip like is so clearly going to happen in my sketch (no room for brains in my breeches guy’s tiny head. Sad.).

Drawing from an illustration was weird at first but the subject matter made me smile, which seems to be the running theme of my DrawMo subjects so far.


DrawMyCatsMo continues November 4, 2009

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Day 3: Lap cat

Interrobang gets a warm lap, I get my drawing done. Everything works out very neatly.


Cat as French curve November 3, 2009

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Day 2: Ampersand

Aaaand this is my other cat, Ampersand. Just to be fair.

Cats (and bunnies, and guinea pigs, and lots of adorably rotund little furry things) have these wonderful curves that make me just want to squoooosh them. But today, instead, I drew them.

And then I squooshed him.


Strange Fauna November 2, 2009

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Hi, I’m Mary. And I’m gonna make a drawing a day with y’all. I work really hard at a 10-6 job (that’s Soho equivalent for 9-5) and I am trying desperately to not go insane while completing my own large scale project in off hours. I hope that daily drawing will be a centering practice for my pretty hectic and overwhelming schedule. You may not see me temporarily- that will mean that i’m either tearing my hair out, or digging myself a hole to crawl in and hide. Nice to meet you.


Interrobang is skeptical about this DrawMo! thing. November 1, 2009

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Day 1: Interrobang

I promise I won’t draw the cats every day this month—for one thing, it doesn’t look like they’ll stand for it—but you may see them quite a lot. What can I say? They’re captive models.


Today November 26, 2008

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Today’s speaker

In class today we had a visiting speaker from the New York Times who sat while showing us their website. This resulted in some interesting contortions, such as cross-body mousing.



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I sat outside my bank and started drawing the scaffolding in front of me, and then the stuff behind that.