Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Thing You Love

Valentine's Day is wonderful.


The internet has informed me that it is a fairly controversial holiday, but if you consider it a holiday to celebrate the people you love or celebrating people in love, it's a marvelous thing*. Take it another step and celebrate people that love.

Whether or not you're attached, I sincerely hope you have at least one of these people in your life. If you yourself are one of them you probably do–they tend to flock. I mean somebody who really cares about something. It isn't limited to any particular thing–cooking, painting, medicine, family, music, math, people, animals, business, culture, exploring, writing–the list is limitless. It doesn't even matter what it is! These people make the world a better place by existing. They love something and it is incredibly attractive. A lot of times, as mentioned, they find people to be around that care about things too, and then you've got yourself a whole roomful of passionate people and the results are almost like magic.

The actual making or doing or caring about something doesn't always feel like magic. The excessively-used phrase is "blood, sweat and tears", and not without reason. But as life would have it, this makes these people that love even more attractive; this is the metaphorical knight-fighting-a-dragon-in-a-burning-castle-to-save-his-princess.
I may be romanticizing things there as well, but remember, I like Valentine's Day.

*Red and pink look really good together, especially on desserts.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


My present sketchbook is this lovely one that was a gift from Alyssa. This place turns old books into sketchbooks. The inside has both blank paper and some pages from the book, which I like very much to quell my vandalizing urges. They're really sturdy, too.

So far, I've drawn some things in it:

TV things all over the place. Sherlock dudes in the lower left, Fringe family sort of in the middle–I'm almost grateful Peter doesn't look quite right, I could draw him all day. A few things in here are things that have or will become more finished pieces, like that Doctor Who in the upper right.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Thank you and get well

A motorcycle with flowers is the obvious choice for a thank-you-and-hope-you-feel-better kind of illustration.