Pluck the Day: 11-23-2015

Thanks for checking out Pluck the Day! A challenge to myself to post an original drawing/sketch/cartoon at least 5 days a week.


For some reason I love drawing trees.  So I just started drawing about 5 months ago.  Prior to that, I hadn’t tried to “draw something” for nearly 25 plus years.  Back then I was 10 years old and wanted to grow up to draw the Garfield comic strip.  With my recent return to pencil and ink, I have found myself obsessed with trees.  I look at other artist and the way they shade their forests.  As I run I notice how the bark is configured on each passing trunk.  When I am mindlessly sketching, say during a meeting or watching TV, most of the time it is of a tree.  I couldn’t figure it out until just today.  When I was younger, I thought that all artist spent time at the park drawing nature.  To me, that was the epitome of talent, the ability to sit down and reproduce ones surrounding on the pad on your lap. I believe that is why I cannot stop filling sketch pads, printer paper and napkins with tiny forests.  The best part is, discovering who lives out there.

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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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2 Responses to Pluck the Day: 11-23-2015

  1. Jen says:

    Looks like an opening Once Upon a Time teaser panel.

    Liked by 1 person

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