Sorcerer and Demon


This was a pencil drawing I did in a sketchbook one Halloween. ¬†I forgot about it for quite sometime. ¬†Quite fitting for a Halloween drawing, isn’t it?


sorcerer and demon


How Do You Choose A Sketchbook?

Very carefully.

Seriously, you want to know how to choose a sketchbook.  It depends on what you want.  Sketchbooks come in all shapes and sizes.

Red Pocket Sketchbook

Moleskine Sketchbook

What exactly is it that you want? ¬†You need to ask yourself what will your sketchbook be for. ¬†Will you put completed drawings in it? ¬†Will it be just for putting down rough sketches or ideas on the fly? ¬†What media will you be using? Read the rest of this entry »

Ant Queen

Some of you may recall that I got a red Moleskine sketchbook recently. ¬†I’ve been filling it up with drawings in pen and pencil. ¬†This is one of the sketches I’ve done in it and I considered it bizarre.

Ant Queen

"Ant Queen", pencil drawing in sketchbook


This is a literal play on the term for the mother of all ants in an ant colony.  Check out the Wikipedia entry for more info.

This was my second attempt at drawing this queen ant. ¬†I found it tricky to make a female insect look pretty enough. ¬†It’s easier for me to make an anthropomorphic cat, rabbit, fox, skunk, squirrel, and so on, look pretty.

I’ll share more drawings with you from the sketchbook (but not all of them) as time goes on.

Moleskine Red Pocket Sketchbook

On a trip to Strand Bookstore, I bought a book about American Pop Artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and a Moleskine brand sketchbook.

Red Moleskine Sketchbook

This is a Moleskine pocket sketchbook. ¬† Read the rest of this entry »

Sketchbook Sampler 2: Belly dancers

I have some more belly dancers up this week.  These are some more pieces from my sketchbook.  Here they are.

Belly dancer sketch 1


This blonde belly dancer wears the Turkish style bedlah (belly dancing outfit).  I usually tend to draw my women in the Turkish style outfits, which show more.  This is to make them look more visually appealing.  However, there are other styles of belly dancing where more modest clothes are worn.  I know some of the American and Tribal Fusion have a variety of outfits like full dresses, skirts, and lycra pants.

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Sketchbook sampler: Belly dancers

I thought I’d share some sketches today from my sketchbook.¬† I keep a small wirebound 5.5×8.5 inch sketchbook that I use for working out rough ideas and thinking up concepts.¬† It’s rare for me to share the contents of my sketchbook with others (more on this in a moment).¬† But I thought I’d open up my private work and show you what I’ve been working on.

Belly dancer sketch 3


This piece was sketched in pencil and is an actual scan from the aforementioned sketchbook. Read the rest of this entry »