a few more quick drawings.

I’ve been sketching after work for 30 minutes or less to just sort of work my way back in to drawing. I’m using ballpoint pen for these so far since they are easily scanned without a mess, and also are not messy. Here’s a few of the recent drawings. I’ll try to upload more of these as they are made in the future. I KNOW my skills can get better, and practice is the ONLY way to make that happen.

5/3/2011 – 5 minute drawing
5/3/2011 - 5 minute drawing

5/23/2011 – 25 minute drawing
5/23/2011

5/24/2011 – 25 minute drawing
5/24/2011

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spent some cash.

I spent about 20 bucks today on ball point ink pens. I got a cheap Wal-Mart Brand called Inc Discover Bold. Not sure if it’ll be up to the Bic standard that I used to always use, but maybe. Price was somewhere around 1.89 for a pack of 22 or so. Since I’m on a budget and am really loving looking at my old ink drawings with all of the scans I’m doing lately, I think I might get back in to doodling with ink pens. I like them more then color pencils for some things since they are fast, can literally have infinite levels of details and grey tones, cross hatches, stippling, etc. if you allow them to, and are really quick, easy, and non-messy to work with (at least if there is no ink leaks in the pens). Once the ink dries it’s even less of a mess then graphite pencils…

As far as the scans go, I have quite a few of the little bitty sketchbooks scanned now, but not all uploaded yet. I’m going back through the scans and cropping each page out since I scanned about 5 pages per scan in most of the latest ones.

The main little sketchbooks left to scan are mainly diaries/dream journals. Back in college, my Senior Project involved doing some oil paintings based on dreams. I’m not sure if I’ll upload the dream journals or not since those are some pretty oddball, hard to read, and private thoughts in some of them… However, I might since they are many years old now and some of the stuff is actually intended as educational or philosophical teaching material on some levels…

Need to edit my categories. I removed a lot of the tags that were not relevant yet, but may be in the future and moved them over to a google document mentioned a few posts ago. I’ll keep growing that list over time as I start honing in on various things to tie keywords to in my future image creations, whether in photos, 3d animation, or illustration.

I plan on having ink pens nearby no matter where I am during the day or night. I want to get in to the habbit of doodling, drawing, writing down ideas, and sketching more as I used to do but have gotten out of the habbit of doing for a variety of reasons.

3 and a half x 5 inch #7 OR Study for Cinemtography

3 and a half x 5 Inch # 7 Drawing OR Study for Cinematography by Jeff Thomann

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/3andahalfx5in4
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Study, Figure, Doodle, Anatomy, Line, Arm, Point, pool, pool hall, stick, ink, composition

3 and a half x 5 inch #6 Drawing

Girl playing pool or 3 and a half x 5 inch #6 Drawing

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/3andahalfx5in6
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Portrait, Sketch, Female, Back, Drawing, Line, Study, Figure, Doodle, Anatomy, Line, Arm, Point, pool, pool hall, stick

3 and a half x 5 inch #5

Another Amazing Drawing by Jeff Thomann

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/3andahalfx5in5
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Study, Face, Head, Doodle, Anatomy, Line, Arm, Point, pool, pool hall, stick, multiple figures, Cartoon

3 and a half x 5 inch 4

Drawing by Jeff Thomann

Copyright Jeff Thomann, 1999
Media: Ink on Paper
Original Status: Not for Sale at this time
Print Status: Prints of this image on various items is available at http://www.cafepress.com/3andahalfx5in4
Original Size: 3 1/2″ x 5″
Primary Themes: Portrait, Sketch, Drawing, Line, Study, Figure, Doodle, Anatomy, Line, Arm, Point, pool, pool hall, stick, multiple figures