Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Thought I'd post some pages from my sketchbook just for fun. I picked up my copy of The Phantom Tollbooth the other day, and was reminded of how much I used to love and still love the illustrations by Jules Feiffer. I decided to try drawing some of the images from the book and learned much over the course of a few days.

I was never a big fan of crosshatching when I used to be an avid sketcher, but I gained a whole new understanding for it while working through his illustrations. His use of line was so inspiring to me, it had me drawing for days straight. When I went back to doing sketches of my own, the influence was definitely apparent.

All the images below were taken from my sketchbook - the first three images taken from The Phantom Tollbooth, the next three were taken from the interwebs. Included are Conan O'Brien, Neil Young performing on Conan's last episode as the host of the Tonight Show, and a replica of a raptor (which I might add is the first reference to a dinosaur during the life of this blog. Cheers to that!)


  1. sweet! lookin' good. nice to see you're drawing again. love the dino pic.

  2. Aw! Thanks Niki! Let's draw together sometime? <3