Sketch Pad: Bach-Man!

The backstory: I’m nearly 40 and for some reason I think now is a good time to learn to be an artist.  Sketch Pad is a collection of drawings I’ve done throughout the week.  My time to draw is usually from 4-5 in the morning or from 9:30 at night until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore and crawl into bed.  I have included everything.  The good, the bad and the ugly, in order to remind myself that this is a process and it’s not about getting it perfect the first time…or the second….or the third…or… So here is some of the stuff from this week.

I don’t know why this idea popped into my head, but it did.  I thought, hey, why not mash-up Johann Sebastian Bach and Batman?  So when I made it to work the other day, I did a quick sketch and came up with this drawing.  I am pretty pleased with myself.  I posted it on my Instagram account with the description:

“I want to do a whole thing, to include a Batman theme done in the Baroque style. Or, in a triple mashup. Bach as Batman but the Batman theme music is done by Skid Row, because their lead singer’s name is/was Sebastian Bach.  See what I did there?”


I actually have more ideas than that for this character.  As you can see, I tried to do a “Bat Signal” but with a treble as the symbol. I didn’t like it so I scratched it.  Just wait, I will have a whole One Shot on the adventures of Bach-man soon enough.

Just some other things I threw together that day:


A wall with exposed bricks


Another book, to add to skill set for future use.

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About OxenTrot

During the day, I am a mild mannered desk jockey who helps to manage a large IT company.  At night, I am a family man, who is insanely in love with his wife and a proud daddy to an amazing girl.  But in the pre-dawn hours, as most everyone else is still asleep, I am my alter ego.  During that time, I am: OxenTrot. Ox was a call sign bestowed upon me while I was an active duty United States Marine, mainly in tribute to the fact that I was a major gym rat. After 5 years and three tours of duty, I reentered the civilian world.  My call sign was replaced by my actual name but the Ox still lived inside. As I began to adapt to my new life, I also began to take on new adventures, such as starting a family, getting a “big boy” job and taking on endurance sports.
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