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From My Sketch Book – Rhymes and Doodles

This face tells a tale,

Of a curious male.

One side is sad,

The other side’s glad!

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From My Sketchbook

cartoon-sketch-of-man-with-little-mustache

There was nothing slapdash

About his mustache.

Upon reflection,

He was styled to perfection.

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From My Sketchbook – The Winter Blahs

Of course, I can never be sure what any of my subjects are thinking.  For sure, my own “winter blahs” have probably bled into this past week’s slightly glum sketches.  But sunny days (and a much need break) are just around the corner for me.  Look for some new cartoons to be emerging soon!

cartoon-of-man-with-cane

cartoon-of-woman-with-funny-shaped-head

cartoon-of-man-with-glasses-and-long-beard

cartoon-of-seating-man-looking-down

cartoon-sketch-of-man-with-fur-hooded-parka

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From My Sketchbook – Six Degrees of Separation

In a city of 8 million people, it’s easy to think you won’t ever run into anyone you know.  And yet even in this vast city, strangers share a common destiny.

Waiting for the same train…

man-with-black-glove

Lost in thought…

man-with-tall-knit-cap

Surprised by the noise across the subway car…

bald-man-with-beard-and-glassesOr, immersed in reading the latest news.

girl-with-watch-cap-and-big-glasses

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From My Sketchbook – Variety is the Spice of Life

I’m blessed in that the many “hats” I wear – musician, cartoonist, illustrator – keep me mostly entertained and amused.  (And, when I need extra inspiration, there’s always my camera, or time spent cooking in the kitchen!) Of course, with a schedule of 43 Nutcracker shows this month, things are feeling maybe a little less amusing than I’d like, but I’m still finding time on the frequent subway rides to Lincoln Center to ground myself with some sketching.

Here is a potpourri of interesting and varied faces from this past week…

quick-pen-cartoon-sketch-of-woman-with-long-hair

quick-ball-point-pen-sketch-of-light-skinned-woman-with-short-hair

quick-ball-point-pen-sketch-of-man-with-cap-and-headphones

 

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From My Sketchbook – Learning from a Master

Recently, I’ve been really enjoying working through some “how-to” cartoon books by Randy Glasbergen.  Glasbergen was a prolific cartoonist who began selling his cartoons at the age of 15 and went on to create thousands of cartoons and comic illustrations for such publications as The Wall Street Journal,  Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Harvard Business Review, Woman’s World, and PC Connection among many others.  Although he passed away at the very young age of 58, those of us passionate about creating cartoon illustrations can still learn from him via his books and writings about cartooning.  Studying with such a master – even if it is now sort of from the great beyond – has been informative, entertaining and vastly helpful.  I am immensely grateful that Mr. Glasbergen was so generous with sharing his knowledge and talent!

As you can see, I’ve been diligently doing my homework – which includes making silly faces and sketching the expressions I see in the mirror.

cartoon sketching worksheets

Bad news

The process has already translated into simpler cartoons in my sketchbook …

My Husband

(Thank you to my husband who consented to pose for this one!)

 

And to cartoons with a lot more character!

After the workout for blog

 

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From My Sketchbook

It was a good week for sketching.  I had enough subway trips to provide me with ample people-watching time, and yet not so much work that I felt too harried or preoccupied to sketch.  Interestingly, my sketches ranged from full body to portrait, and more serious to cartoon-like.

Enjoy!

 

Woman leaning over bag in the subway

Sketch of young African American man

Quick pen sketch of man with umbrella

Quick cartoonish sketch of woman on the subway

Sketch of woman reading the menu outside a restaurant

 

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