Sketchbook Fun with Arachnids

sketchbook insects 6-15 (12)

Some spider drawings done with Platinum Carbon fountain pen in toned Canson sketchbook.  These are for a friend and fellow blogger, Inari, who drew a beautiful spider for me.  Check out, “what’s on the drawing board?” at  Inari Designs

Zombie Ant Fungus

Art 5-26-15 (19)

There is a bizarre fungus that turns carpenter ants into zombies and gets them to die in a place that’s perfect for the fungus to grow and reproduce.  These sketchbook drawings are of several ants who fell victim to this very specialized fungus.

Markers in Canson Earthbound toned sketchbook.

For more info on this fungus, it’s lifecycle and the effects it has on ants:  http://www.livescience.com/5631-zombie-ants-controlled-fungus.html

More Sketchbook Fun with 3 Dancing Zombie Chicks, 1 Freak, a Naked Twerker and 1 Tiny Beetle


Some sketchbook fun to lighten the day! I draw a lot of silly figures in my sketchbooks and  call them Lilliputians because most of them are tiny-people thumbnail sketches.  All of this silliness is purely for my own simple amusement.

More Sketchbook Fun with Pen Sketches


One of the things that I like to do most for artistic inspirations is viewing other artist’s sketchbooks. It’s a peek into the unedited visual thoughts, emotions, problem solving processes, visual journaling and just the sincere enjoyment of creating with little more than pen and paper.
These are a few pen sketches I’ve done in my sketchbooks.