I wanted to sketch a new banner for the site for a little while, so I made myself some 8×1 blocks and started doodling.
Just some mindless doodling while watching a movie the other night. It’s nothing special, just started with a fire hydrant and ended up drawing video-game references. No Wacom this time… good old-fashioned 8×11.5, 6B pencil on 100% post-consumer paper.
After reading Animal Farm, I was interested in the pictures Orwell painted to the two pig leaders, Napoleon and Snowball. I thought they would be perfect for a couple of crazy character sketches. I learned, though, that there’s just not that much brought out visually, especially with the limitation that snowball can’t use clothing or anything. I definitely pictured him as a rambo-type guerrilla.
My calligraphy has a long way to go, but I figured I would give this a shot. Inspired by an awesome Don Knuth project; 3:16: Bible Texts Illuminated.
For some reason, this single sketch comes back to me more often than any other Sesame Street bit. Funny, I still don’t eat enough vegetables.