For the last month or so Calvin has only allowed me to read him Tintin ( or “Tin” as he calls it). I have always been a mild Tintin fan. But when Calvin first started this Tintin obsession I was annoyed by it. They are sort of wordy and I didn’t really like reading comic books out loud. But now? I share deeply in Calvin’s obsession. I love the characters,  the complicated story lines, the unrealistic clues left being for Tintin ( almost all of the books have a scrap of paper left behind with cryptic but vital information). And of course the illustrations. Herge is my hero right now. His drawings are so expressive and simple, detailed but not busy. He is amazing. All that to say, I doodled some Tintin’s tonight. I had to sneak into Calvin’s room after he had fallen asleep. We currently have every Tintin the library has and they reside in Calvin’s bed. It’s almost creepy, he knows if one of the 10 is missing, almost intuitively. That boy, I hope he doesn’t outgrow this stage anytime soon.

Also, what is Tintin? A journalist? A Private Eye? A nosy busybody? Is this ever explained? He takes the weight of the world on his shoulders and solves problems world problems in an amazing way. I think we need a Tintin right now to go sort out ISIS. He seems like the only person who could do it.

“Abulla you little brat!” This was for Calvin to color, he of course, loves Abdulla. He didn’t get to coloring him, but did a nice job on Snowy ❤
I just had to try and draw a drunk Snowy.
I just had to try and draw a drunk Snowy

Sketchbook random

From the sketchbook. Lots of randomness including this sketch of a still from the movie “I was a communist for the F.B.I.” starring Frank Lovejoy. Exciting stuff!


Then this elfin creature appeared.


Creative time crunch

I have not had a lot of time for drawing lately because I have been busy sewing and I only have so much creative time in a day. I did start a drawing and left for like a week, when I came back I was less than enchanted so I didn’t finish it.

This is as far as I got., obviously there was no figure model for her.

I drew an Indian Chief-tess this morning, Sha right, like that would ever happen!

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Mirages de le Puer!

I got a fun book of old film noir posters from the library and I decided to sketch out some of them. Here’s a Spanish one: “Mirages de la Puer” which I’m guessing translates to “Mirages of the Pier”?


Just lots of sketches

been filling up the sketchbook. Not a lot of complete stuff but having a lot of fun.

Also, I’ve been revisiting Walt Simonson’s Thor comics (notice the rough sketch of the guy with a hammer). Man, that’s a great series.