Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sketchy Job

I've been at my new job for about two and a half months now and am only finally starting to get enough work to keep me busy. It's not that it's slow at work, just the opposite in fact. The shop is operating on a skeleton staff and there really hasn't been time to show me the ropes, so I don't have much to do.

I also have a small, crowded desk, right next to two of the tech work stations and no cubicle walls to block their view of what I'm doing, so I cannot blatantly do my own stuff. I do a lot of clipboard held Sudoku (with official looking paperwork as the top level) and sneak sketches.

I have almost enough clear space on my desk to hold a half sheet of paper. And only because I have my computer pushed back. Half a sheet also easily slips under the keyboard for a quick hide. I have been doing sketching on half sheets of paper to keep myself from getting too bored.

Below are a few examples of these. I started with just random whatever and then went to themes. I tried my hand at practicing drawing characters by the late Luisa Felix to post on her remembrance Facebook page. I worked on designs for a couple of my own characters, Athena, Big Bug and Atlas, and this past week started doing scenes from the Untold Tales of Atlas.