Inspired by trips to Harper's Ferry, VA and Denver, CO.
Inspired by aerial footage of mountain stages at the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
Inspired by footage of Mt. Saint Michael on stage 1 of the 2016 Tour de France.

My first Moleskine drawing, done as an homage to Matthias Adolfsson, whom inspired me to buy a Moleskine, and draw lively little detailed buildings.

Playing with black and red felt-tipped pens.
Inspired by breweries and some local architecture.
Whenever I hear the term "design chops".

Left: I had nothing to draw, so I just drew the first two spark of inspiration that hit me, which were the image of a Fez hat in a travel book about Morocco, and a TV commercial for a mummy movie.

Right: Inspired by a homeless lady I saw in Washington, DC. She was dressed in drab tones, and carried her only possessions as if they were her home. She stood outside of Nationals ballpark, amongst the crowds, yet completely alone - noticeable and invisible at the same time.

Close-up of the homeless lady drawing, and the swatches/color choices for the rendering. This drawing was done with Prismacolor markers, Stabilo 88 Fineliners, and Faber-Castell PITT pens.

Inspired by hipster commuting to work on a longboard here in Washington, DC.

Preliminary pencil drawing for my hipster skateboard commuter.

When I have nothing else to draw, I draw monsters, because you cannot draw monsters wrong, can you? Sometimes I draw them on a whim, starting with a want to work on specific shapes, and from there, it's all about color and fun - and also a good opportunity to play with my markers!

Preliminary pencil drawings for my monsters. Always draw with pencils, and never forget how to draw with pencils, because in the arena of creativity - and all of the tools digital and analog available to us - the pencil is the most raw, primal, visceral tool of drawings, thinking, and creating.

Playing around with a thought in my sketchbook.

Inspired by the notion of wearing one's heart on one's sleeve.

Playing around with a drawing style that can be rendered quickly and simply by hand, and then recreated digitally.

Drawing inspired by fan reactions at a Super Bowl party, and the want to do a drawing with a green, yellow, blue, and brown palette. Ami better be serving us his kosher Chinese food at this party next year!

Inspired by my kids saying things like "you'll work out, and get muscles so big that they'll reach to the sky!"
Drawing on an issue in the news (left); listening to British street punk bands (right).
Drawing emotions.
I love WWE pro wrestling and 4-color BiC ballpoint pens. Wrestler on the right is inspired by a song from The Ramones.
I love WWE pro wrestling and 4-color BiC ballpoint pens.
Sketchbook Warrior (left); inspired by a big fat guy with a big fat lunch standing next to me in the elevator (right).
Spent too much time looking at computer screens.
DC Drink and Draw session; the theme of the evening was "when hipster zombies attack".

Me: what should I draw? Brian: draw a rabid caterpillar. Me: OK!

Inspired by my son saying "you'll need to put on so many blankets that they'll touch the ceiling" as I was putting him to sleep on a cold evening (left); don't even remember why I did the drawing on the right.
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