12.31.2006

Year End Sketchdump

Thought I'd end the great year of 2006 with a nice sketchdump, dumping a pile of sketches that have been hanging around in my harddrive onto you guys. Some are recent, but most are from several months back, as you can see. I just finished up this sketchbook -- starting 2007 with a nice clean slate, both literally and figuratively. My plan is to get two for the year: another cheapo one for pencil sketches and a Moleskine for some goauche/watercolor conceptual sketches. I've got something exciting planned and I want to start the year off just right.

To start off, here's some rough sketches of my boy Ezra I drew from a couple of photobooth pics:
sketchdump: rough ezra sketches




Just some dudes:
sketchdump: some dudes

sketchdump: some dude


Ohhh, I don't know what I was thinking here. I was waiting for Andrea as she was in a store and I happened to notice a strange sight in the storefront right in front of me: an outfit with some dark pants on a mannequin. Only the pants legs looked like a pirate's face. Don't ask me why, it just did. So I had to draw it. This then lead me onto a strange tangent of drawing woman as hats. It didn't last long:
sketchdump: women as hats 1

sketchdump: women as hats 2


sketchdump: time out


What am I waiting for? You'll find out soon enough....
sketchdump: patiently waiting...


I saw this tall, lanky girl standing at a busstop after dropping Ava off at school. She wasn't alone, but looked lonely:
sketchdump: girl at busstop


Some people:
sketchdump: more people

Like a good boy, I go to church. Sometimes I draw while listening to the sermon. Is that bad?
sketchdump: at church

Just trying some stuff out:
sketchdump: two guys


sketchdump: people


Believe it or not, I can draw all gesture-y when the time calls for it. Afterall, I am an animator -- it's in my blood. Here are some pages of two of my favorite subjects (besides my wife), Ava and Ezra:
sketchdump: ezra
sketchdump: ava


Did some sketches while at a local coffeeshop (how very 90's of me) on the one rare occasion we got to go out sans kids:
sketchdump: at javamonkey

So there ya go. Have a great New Years Day, people. And don't worry about me -- there'll be plenty of ham, collard greens and black-eyed peas on my plate, that's for sure.

Oh, and one more thing: thank you all for making 2006 such a great year for me here at The Ward-O-Matic. Many thanks for all the great comments, conversations, and connections I've made throughout the year. It's been a wild ride; looking forward to seeing what kind of year 2007 will be. Based on what I know so far, it'll be a doozy.

Happy New Year!

12 comments:

  1. These are incredible! I love seeing your drawings! You are SOOOOOOoooo talented. ( I'm sure I'm stating the obvious!) Happy New Year to you Andrea and the sweet creative barbie and buzz loving kids!

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  2. It's nice to see your year in sketches, that's better than flickr.

    Happy 2007!

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  3. haha! Women as hats! Very funny!

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  4. Ward-O!!
    Stumbled upon your blog just yesterday. Love and miss you -- but gotta tell ya, I'm inspired by your love's blog! She makes me miss the old me and wonder why the hell I never discovered her when we were in college! Love to see more pics of your precious fam and catch up if time allows. I'm so proud of you. -- For an entire spectrum of reasons!
    Wishing you a year of abundant joy,
    Laura (Wright)P.S. -- Smell your hand!

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  5. "Women as Hats"? Certainly better than your last series, "Women as Socks." :-)

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  6. always an inspiration and i never get here enough! happy new year!

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  7. Ward, I love those beauties of Ezra! So nice. And the Women ad hats! Gave me a good chuckle. God bless your fam! Miss you guys!

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  8. Wow!!! Ward, these are fantastic!! :D

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  9. Happy New Year for all and I love the Women as hats! I want one :)

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  10. All those were great, I especially liked the sketch of the lonely girl; makes me wanna draw more...nah, I'd just rather smoke, drink and teach James more curse words when his Mommy's outta earshot. You're a good artist, Charlie Brown.

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  11. happy 2007!
    thanks for the sketches!
    the mannequin + lady hats remind me of topsy turvy dolls, kind of

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  12. I ALWAYS draw during the sermons! Really, it's the only way I can pay attention... I have ADD REAAAAL BAAAAD. Nice to be back checking out the ward-o-matic!!

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