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Japantown SJ across from Roy's Station

Japantown SJ

I’d had a few artist trading cards with me, so I started sketching the view from Roy’s.

Smoke and Lemons

While we waited for the smoker to do its thing, I remembered that I had some blank artist trading cards with me and set to sketching.

V for Vendetta • 2.5" x 3.5"

V for Vendetta

Rather than try to black it out entirely, I added an extra layer of crosshatching which gives it a nice depth.

Pointillism PS3 Controller • 3.5" x 2.5"

PS3 Pointilism

Laying down a consistent dot takes intense concentration, and I caught myself holding my breath while inking parts of this once I found the right rhythm.

Pepperoncinis

Post-pizza, I was looking for something to draw and worked on these artfully arranged pepperoncini ends that Alan left on his plate.

Salt shaker on an ATC

Life-size salt shaker

Stippling with a brush pen is challenging.

SF Traffic Lights

I’m still impressed with comic artists that can achieve just the right balance of light, shadow, and detail with ink.