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how i navigate my bearded journey.

Above: 07-24-07 ///  Below: 09-15-14

goldcucco asked: Hi there. Love your work! Do people ever stop you to see what you're doing when you're sketching people out in public? I'm always so afraid of that hah. Any tips for stealthy drawing?

Often!! When a person makes eye contact w/me while I’m drawing them:

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THE FAKE-OUT
: Quickly glance away to focus at something else. Pretend to draw a few lines intently, as if you had been drawing that all along.

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THE LOCK-ON: If a person looks at you repeatedly, just give up the facade! You’re drawing, and you’re committing to this. YOU ARE AN ARTIST! Maybe they’ll come up to you, and what will you say? THAT YOU’RE AN ARTIST! (“ehhhh i’m just doodling” is also a viable answer.)

Coffee shops are pretty solid to draw in. During weekday morning and lunch break hours, tons of people are just getting a coffee and leaving. Other folks are focused on their laptops, books, conversations, etc. If you want to avoid most convos from strangers, wear headphones but only listen to music half the time or not at all. Otherwise your phone WILL die and that is the WORST. 

AND ALWAYS TIP AND BE NICE TO YOUR BARISTAS, I CAN’T STRESS THIS ENOUGH

"why do you think you draw yourself a lot?"
"i have a good sense of self. i mean, better than i used to. i feel a lot better now. i used to feel horrible. but [drawing myself], it’s like how i draw dale on a lot of sketchbook pages? he’s my foundation, he’s what i come back to."

"why do you think you draw yourself a lot?"

"i have a good sense of self. i mean, better than i used to. i feel a lot better now. i used to feel horrible. but [drawing myself], it’s like how i draw dale on a lot of sketchbook pages? he’s my foundation, he’s what i come back to."

pride, 9:55pm - 11:00pm.

pride, 9:55pm - 11:00pm.

pride, 8:30pm - 9:50 pm.

pride, 8:30pm - 9:50 pm.

shine a light, cast a shadow

shine a light, cast a shadow

just got home and wanted to write a post to say THANK YOU for all the likes + faves + messages + replies + reblogs et cetera et cetera on tumblr, twitter, and instagram in the past 24 hours! i don’t know what else i can add w/o sounding like a dummy. so thank you!!!

just got home and wanted to write a post to say THANK YOU for all the likes + faves + messages + replies + reblogs et cetera et cetera on tumblr, twitter, and instagram in the past 24 hours! i don’t know what else i can add w/o sounding like a dummy. so thank you!!!

SAY MY NAME (a how-to guide)

SAY MY NAME (a how-to guide)

Coffee line, 12:20pm - 1:10pm

Coffee line, 12:20pm - 1:10pm

check it.

check it.

Dale, 1:57am.

Dale, 1:57am.

and into the night.

and into the night.

questions to ask yourself.

questions to ask yourself.

bad cruise bears?

bad cruise bears?