Wednesday March 9, 2016, at 9:06 pm
A couple months ago, we continued our occasional tradition of drawing some of the characters from John Hodgman’s list of 700 Hobo Names at our local Sketch Night. This time we decided to draw on torn paper bags for extra authenticity. If you want to see some of the past hobos we have drawn, here you go.
Wednesday December 2, 2015, at 10:50 pm
At one of our Joplin Sketch Nights, we were randomly assigned two genres to combine in a self portrait. I got steampunk + western… so there you go.
Thursday November 26, 2015, at 12:42 am
Another challenge from a Joplin Sketch Night a while back… this time trying to draw somewhat more realistic versions of classic cartoon characters. A fun exercise!
Monday February 4, 2013, at 4:04 pm
For those of you who might not be familiar with Sketch Night, it’s just a chance for local comic artists/illustrators to get together and do some sketching. We share what we’ve been working on and usually complete some sort of artistic challenge. But mainly we just feed off of each other’s creative energy. You can see some of our past exploits here.
Saturday May 14, 2011, at 5:31 pm
At our last sketch night we tackled some more characters from John Hodgman’s list of 700 Hobo Names. This guy’s name made me chuckle.
Saturday April 2, 2011, at 9:06 pm
Joplin Sketch Night is changing! Up ’til now, since we were just meeting at my house, we’ve had to keep it to a small group of people that we know. But now for the first time, it will be open to anyone who wants to show up and draw. We will be meeting at Hurley’s Heroes Comics & Games (10th and Maiden Lane) from 7-9pm on the second Wednesday of the month. (Sometimes it might have to be the first Wednesday, but we’ll post on the Sketch Night page if that’s the case.)
So if you’re in the mood to hang out with other comic artists and maybe tackle a sketch challenge or two… see you there! Also, make sure you check out the Joplin Sketch Night Facebook page for updates, etc.
Monday October 4, 2010, at 11:58 pm
At our sketch night on Saturday, we drew character mash-ups. I came up with this little oddity.
Wednesday August 11, 2010, at 11:14 am
Yet another ink splatter drawing from our last sketch night. He looks like he’s been caught red-handed at something.
Monday June 28, 2010, at 10:59 pm
At the last Sketch Night, we did some more ink splatter drawings (inspired by the incredible Daily Monster blog by Stefan Bucher). I was really happy with the creatures that sprang out of the ink this time! My wife Laura even joined in and did the two below! Fun stuff… I highly recommend it, if you haven’t tried it yet.
Friday June 25, 2010, at 8:47 pm
Just a reminder that you might want to check out Joplin Sketch Night site, as we are continue to post new images there from our monthly meetings. The image above is one of the new types of creature jams that we recently did. The one below is from the night we redesigned steampunk versions of established characters. This was my take on a steampunk Hobgoblin.