Skylark Karma

… Fake Journals… not me, but close.

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Discomforting Feeling – 04/13/2017

10:08 PM



it’s too late and I’m too tired. in fact I was so tired when I started this that I decided to forego making a full gouache portrait. my mechanical pencil to the rescue. I had another poor nights sleep and woke up this morning knowing I dreamt and having a real discomforting feeling that something bad had happened. like a nightmare but not. do I remember anything beyond that? of course not. that’s both good and bad I guess. oooh… my hand is smearing the pencil. it’s definitely time to stop, wash my hands and go to bed.


look right —>


<— look left


lower lip more recessed than upper but catches more light



( image: 22 in. x 14 in. )




Tossing and Turning – 04/08/2017

10:08 PM


Worked on these as I updated my phone this evening. not exactly “date night”. the last load of laundry is in the dryer too… then I’m going to bed. I slept like crap last night, tossing and turning. I was still awake when P came back from the lab. I’m paying for it now… can barely keep my eyes open. HA! but these are!


No! too flat.

again No!

R  looking up

L  looking up

Better… but I think I need to draw a level line 1st.   pencil certainly works better with shading.

Left eye looking too far forward. she’s looking to the side. both eyes need to track together.

Longer nose needed to be in proportion to eyes.

Looking forward.


( image:  11 in. x 14 in. )


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Adonis – 04/01/2017

7:39 PM

The fellas are going nuts over the basketball. plenty of beer and nachos… that’s my job. good thing the kitchen’s walled off from the living room. I have a bit of peace. I had to stop ’cause I’m fiddling around too much. P. looks like Adonis but where’s the stubble? He definitely has stubble and does not look like Adonis in real life! Tossed the last pen this is better but not as bold, the other must have been a med ’cause this is fine. MUCH YELLING! this is still the first game. hours to go. 

( image: 22 in. x 14 in. )