A Tuna Christmas

For our anniversary, my husband and I drove up to Hagerstown, Maryland, to see A Tuna Christmas at The Washington Country Playhouse. I drew the stage while waiting for the show to start, then afterward I got both the actors to sign my book. Great play – very funny.

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MOD Pizza

MOD Pizza is pretty tasty, and no one bugged me while I drew their drink machines. Better yet, that “gratitude with attitude” thing at the upper right is a temporary tattoo. That’s right: you can apply those to paper the same way you apply them to skin, only they’re far more permanent.

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Elephant Float

This is one of the many floats at American Celebration on Parade at Shenandoah Caverns. It’s enormous and the baby elephant doesn’t actually look that much like Gonzo.

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Desk Detritus

I have a lot of crap on my desk at work. One afternoon, while waiting for a program to run, I sketched a few of my knick-knacks: a plush “happy beer” I picked up at an anime convention years ago, a giant squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney Vinylmation Park Starz series), and a 3-D printed warrior my cubicle neighbor gave me when she went on maternity leave.

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Hubs in a Hat

When my husband and I went to Disney World in 2015, I snapped a picture of him wearing a ridiculous hat from The Haunted Mansion. This past Inktober I sketched the photo. He’s not quite that fat in person, but all in all it’s not a bad likeness.

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Selfie: Color Run

I participated in a Color Run and took a selfie afterward of the happy mess I’d become. A year later, when looking for photos to sketch during Inktober, I pulled this one out.

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Charlie Chiang’s

My husband was out of town one evening so I took myself out to dinner at Charlie Chiang’s for the first time. It was quite good. I got some lo mein and some sushi and everything was delicious. Oof, I was so full. And while I was waiting for my food (and a bit while I was eating), I drew the lady who making sushi.

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Butterflies

I’ve heard people say that when you’re drawing, every subject is interesting. I have found this to be strikingly untrue whenever waiting to have my car serviced. Thank heaven for National Geographic.

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Artomatic 2016

DC Drink & Draw held a meetup at Artomatic 2016 in Potomac, Maryland. I drew the really cool installation I happened to be facing, and as luck would have it, the artist of said installation happened to be sitting at our table: Greg Benge! So I had him sign my art of his art. :)

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Journal52- Week 34 – The End

This is as far as I made it through Journal52 2016. Over halfway – that’s actually really good, for me. I’m glad I gave it a go, though I don’t see myself trying again any time soon. This week’s prompt was “free for all”, meaning that we could draw whatever. So I drew my friend’s cat Errol. He’s rather large but very sweet.

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