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it’s a steep driveway, with a wall (depicted on the left of the drawing) around our front yard on one side and another wall (depicted on the right of the drawing) along the next door neighbor’s steps.  in the summer the car gets insanely hot.  a carport would help.  here’s a plan i made for one that we’d build cheaply out of framing lumber and then grow vining plants on.

it’s a steep driveway, with a wall (depicted on the left of the drawing) around our front yard on one side and another wall (depicted on the right of the drawing) along the next door neighbor’s steps.  in the summer the car gets insanely hot.  a carport would help.  here’s a plan i made for one that we’d build cheaply out of framing lumber and then grow vining plants on.

i think that the vast majority of toilets are pretty unattractive.  boring, at least.  so, how could you create a decent-looking piece of furniture out of a toilet?  this idea is assuming that i would build something around an existing toilet, which would preserve its function and relative cleanliness.  it’s one of the few things i don’t think i’ve ever seen a designer try to tamper with: toilet design.  and why not?!

i think that the vast majority of toilets are pretty unattractive.  boring, at least.  so, how could you create a decent-looking piece of furniture out of a toilet?  this idea is assuming that i would build something around an existing toilet, which would preserve its function and relative cleanliness.  it’s one of the few things i don’t think i’ve ever seen a designer try to tamper with: toilet design.  and why not?!

a sketch from a few years ago of ideas for the front yard.  we have actually implemented several of the things i suggested here.  not exactly, but there are a lot of similarities between how it has turned out and what i planned out here.  thing is, after i drew this, it got tucked away, and i never referred to it, so it was like, “oh, neat!” to look at it again now.

a sketch from a few years ago of ideas for the front yard.  we have actually implemented several of the things i suggested here.  not exactly, but there are a lot of similarities between how it has turned out and what i planned out here.  thing is, after i drew this, it got tucked away, and i never referred to it, so it was like, “oh, neat!” to look at it again now.

trying to plan out some way to get extra space in the bedroom.  in this method, we bust out the ceiling, leaving the roof where it is, so it’s not like adding on another story.  the space underneath the bed is too low to walk under, so in this method, there would be something like clothing storage under the bed.  clothing storage is, after all, one thing we’re very short on.

stippling practice.  that’s a mechanical pencil sharpener with a metal cup over it and some books off to the left behind them.

stippling practice.  that’s a mechanical pencil sharpener with a metal cup over it and some books off to the left behind them.

pencil + blending stump.  as it says, this is a 20-min sketch of my piano, as seen from my couch.

pencil + blending stump.  as it says, this is a 20-min sketch of my piano, as seen from my couch.

i’d been meaning to compile the frames of this walk cycle for a while now, and it slipped off my to-do list.  oops.  but here it is, at last.  drawn for an animation class i took a few years ago, the creature was designed by me, initially for the ‘egg rock' animation assignment.

i’d been meaning to compile the frames of this walk cycle for a while now, and it slipped off my to-do list.  oops.  but here it is, at last.  drawn for an animation class i took a few years ago, the creature was designed by me, initially for the ‘egg rock' animation assignment.

human face study: wince
(pencil on white paper)

human face study: wince
(pencil on white paper)

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watching tv & paused to draw this from a character on-screen. copic marker + colored pencil highlights.  i know it’s not so great a resemblance, but this shot was modeled off dr. john watson from the bbc’s sherlock, at night on the scene of his first crime-solving endeavor with sherlock.  the one he later writes about and calls “a study in pink”.
04.11.2012

watching tv & paused to draw this from a character on-screen. copic marker + colored pencil highlights.  i know it’s not so great a resemblance, but this shot was modeled off dr. john watson from the bbc’s sherlock, at night on the scene of his first crime-solving endeavor with sherlock.  the one he later writes about and calls “a study in pink”.

04.11.2012

wardrobe in my bedroom.  drew this sitting in bed, and since the giraffe-print airplane neck pillow was at the foot of the bed, i drew that in there, too.  2009.

wardrobe in my bedroom.  drew this sitting in bed, and since the giraffe-print airplane neck pillow was at the foot of the bed, i drew that in there, too.  2009.

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one of the slowest “drawings” i’ve ever done.  but this one will last the rest of my life!  ^__^
misc-snapshots: ingredients: india ink, sewing needle, and a lot of patience.  hand-poked tattoos are SLOW.

one of the slowest “drawings” i’ve ever done.  but this one will last the rest of my life!  ^__^

misc-snapshots: ingredients: india ink, sewing needle, and a lot of patience.  hand-poked tattoos are SLOW.

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made this as a 3-month daily planner/journal by simply cutting notebook paper in half (just eyeballed it), then folding a small stack of those half-sheets in half.  each (side of a) page of this little book (1/4 sheet of notebook paper) represented a day.  i nailed two holes in the crease and put jute twine through it.  the cover was from a trader joes bag that i’d bought all the groceries for a road trip in, with some fibrous tissue paper stuff glued on top & then i applied some cheapo watercolors.  took almost no time at all to make, weighed nothing, and packed absolutely flat.  and it kept all my notes for the entire summer.  i’ve made many of these over the years, but this one was the first and it’s still my favorite.  this one covered june-july-august, 2000.
(whoa… that’s 12 years ago… i was 18 when i made this.  with all the things i’ve lost and all the places i’ve lived since then, i’m truly surprised i’ve hung onto it.)

made this as a 3-month daily planner/journal by simply cutting notebook paper in half (just eyeballed it), then folding a small stack of those half-sheets in half.  each (side of a) page of this little book (1/4 sheet of notebook paper) represented a day.  i nailed two holes in the crease and put jute twine through it.  the cover was from a trader joes bag that i’d bought all the groceries for a road trip in, with some fibrous tissue paper stuff glued on top & then i applied some cheapo watercolors.  took almost no time at all to make, weighed nothing, and packed absolutely flat.  and it kept all my notes for the entire summer.  i’ve made many of these over the years, but this one was the first and it’s still my favorite.  this one covered june-july-august, 2000.

(whoa… that’s 12 years ago… i was 18 when i made this.  with all the things i’ve lost and all the places i’ve lived since then, i’m truly surprised i’ve hung onto it.)

still life.  graphite.  2001.

still life.  graphite.  2001.

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robot playing videogame, w/ flower power-up, which is the thing glommed on his head & the reason he has a yellow glow & some metallic lines.

robot playing videogame, w/ flower power-up, which is the thing glommed on his head & the reason he has a yellow glow & some metallic lines.