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Last Tuesday I worked as an election inspector, which meant a long shift sitting in the gymnasium of the grade school I attended in the early 1980s. It was a slow election, so I had ample time to look around the place and trip out on nostalgia. I sketched this on my lap in short bursts over the course of the day.
I remember being fascinated as a kid with those basketball nets, specifically the collapsible framework of pipes and cables which held them to the ceiling. At the start of first grade gym class we were usually directed to sit in a group on the floor under one or another of the nets, and they always seemed impossibly huge and heavy hanging above me. I imagined they could fall down and squash me at any moment.
The basketball nets were noticeably less forboding this time around, but still interesting.
Pencil on paper, 8x10”.
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This is a quick five-minute doodle of everyone I’ve ever seriously dated, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, in no particular order, for no apparent reason. While some of you who know me might also know one or more of these individuals, I’m not naming names and will not comment on which squiggle is meant to be who (unless you are one of the squiggles, in which case feel free to ask me privately which one you are.)
No idea why I felt the need to get this out of my head and onto pixels, but I do know I’m grateful these individuals will probably never end up gathering in a group like this in real life. I’d be doomed. DOOMED.
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A rough Doctor Who sketch from 2000 or 2001, done to stave off the boredom of the retail job I had back then. I wasn’t allowed to nap, so the Doctor got to instead.
I sketched this clandestinely behind the store’s counter in black ballpoint. This scan is color-corrected to counteract the old cheap ink having gone a bit violet over the years. Around 9x6”.
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WARNING: Spoilers for the Doctor Who episode “Day of the Moon” ahead.
I really liked the nanorecorders from the episode. I started wondering how cosplayers and such might emulate the special effect of the nanorecorder in a live setting, and thought of the UV-reactive invisible ink used in things like hand-stamps at concert venues and nightclubs. This is a quick-and-dirty sketch of how such an idea might be put to work.
If you manage to make this effect work, please let me know!