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Wednesday February 3, 2021, at 9:20 pm

Face studies

Facial expression practice from tonight’s Sketch Night!

Wednesday March 9, 2016, at 9:06 pm

Brown paper hobos

Thor the Bum-Hammer

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.

Old Pliny Dance for Ham

Wednesday December 2, 2015, at 10:50 pm

Steampunk western

Steampunk western self portrait

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

Slightly more realistic


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

Joplin Sketch Night RETURNS

Come to Joplin Sketch Night!

Alright, Joplin area artists…  by popular demand we are starting this back up again. This time we will be meeting the FIRST Wednesday of every month at the excellent Hurley’s Heroes comic store in downtown Joplin (824 S Main St) from 7-9pm.  This Wednesday is the first one.

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.

Invite other artists you think might be interested… let’s see how many of us we can get there!

Saturday May 14, 2011, at 5:31 pm

Yet another hobo

Yet another hobo

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 2.0

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

Character mash-up

Joker/Zorak/Scarecrow/Ninja Turtle/Set to Sea mash-up

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

Splattered again

Bug-eyed splatter monster

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

Splattered drawings

Ink splatter stalking bug by Seth Wolfshorndl Ink splatter bugs by Seth Wolfshorndl

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.

Ink splatter girl profile by Laura Wolfshorndl Ink splatter bird by Laura Wolfshorndl