Illustrations

Women

I’ve been doing some soul searching lately (as one always does at the beginning of the year… how exactly do I bottle that feeling every day?) and the usual questions keep coming up.

Why can’t I focus on one thing?

What are the various things I’ve focused on over the years?

How can I become a full time artist and change my life?

How can I help change the current state of the world (really? President Trump? REALLY?)

Anyway, while pondering and searching and mulling and other such words for thinking shit through, I realized I’m constantly doodling faces. Particularly gals. So in an effort to stick to something for a few days and also get myself out there a little more, I’ll be sharing my women every day for awhile. Until I’m tired of doing it. Because frankly I’m REALLY tired of saying I’m going to do something all year long only to quit a month or two in and then feel all bad about myself for not following through.

So here are the ladies I’ve drawn so far this year:

Lame Day

I'm having a lame day by Ry Pepper (rypepper.com)

It's just one of those unexplainable days. Thinking too hard, tired, feeling like everything is lame. I seem to be particularly hung up on everyone's need to talk about doing things yet never actually DOING ANYTHING! 

I use caps lock because it helps. Like a punching bag.

Tonight I will beer and wine myself back into a smile, get a long sleep,  and tomorrow wake up anew. And MAYBE there will be a little less TALKING and a little more DOING around here!!

GEEZ!

 

Hello.

Hello (rypepper.com)Labor day weekend. Dinner party. Hangover. Exciting side project (that I look forward to unleashing on the public eye shortly). Grocery shopping. Soccer practice. Pizza. Building a website for the fella. US Open (on TV, not in person sadly). First day of school for the 10 year old step buddy.

It's been a big last 5 or so days. 

 

Digital Color

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This is another pull from the archives. A few years back I started to teach myself coloring on a computer and I fell in love. I've never been one to use much color in a sketchbook. The idea of filling a page is daunting to me. But with photoshop and the paint bucket... VOILA! The page is full. 

Plus undo. Undo is the shit. Sometimes I try to hit undo when I'm drawing on paper.