Monday, June 9, 2014

About that time..summer is here

Another long overdue update of the good old beatup sketchbook. Since my last update life has been interesting as it usually gets in that "Oh my fucking goodness" kind of way. I'm still here though working on my own work along some commissions. I'm still about that daily drawing and pushing my limits which has been getting posted to my sketch blog kmrussellart.tumblr.com, more of a sketch blog than this one actually. Been posting daily, sketchin has become me life really and to think of it has been for sometime. Any how I'm feeling ok about things, better than I've felt in some months. On to some recent stuff.

























Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Winter's almost gone

Here I am still in the Midwest enduring the last tendrils of a tough winter, coming away from it with skin literally thicker and a bit more muscle on my frame. Thanks to a job that has me living a nocturnal life style, more akin to the ogre or some rough beast I swear I've become more and more. I still draw though with leathery hands and blunted fingers. On to some sketches.














Friday, January 3, 2014

New year...with some of last year stuff

I've been negligent about updating my blog, honestly been busy working a third shift job and mainly updating my tumblr kmrussellart.tumblr.com.  It's mostly pic of my sketch book stuff from my phone. In any case I'm working at a warehouse doing work for breaking down deliveries and even breaking down huge palletes sometimes 20ft long to get stored and sorted at the warehouse. Lot's of lifting and pushing, feeling sore and tired and in certain moments wondering about my life and how things go. I like the people I work with, a fun bunch of folks. Still been doodling like a fiend and working on projects and trying to be optimistic about this being an artist/illustrator/mad dreamer. It's a job non the less and puts some much needed change in my pocket. Dealing with the cold and snow can be a hassle, surprised with how I'm handling the winter though. Learning to drive a forklift bit by bit.

One thing I've realized is people don't usually realize just how much work goes into honing a skill and being dedicated. They just don't get it, puts certain thing in perspective to have  a dream that i very tenuous when you have much more pressing concerns, like food shelter etc.

Anyhow on to 2014 and few doodles, rants and  who knows where else I might head to this year mentally or physically. Check out some sketches from this last few months or so, once again check my tumblr for nearly daily updates at kmrussellart.tumblr.com