Scene from the Suburban Wasteland by J. Logan Carey

Sketched in Procreate

Sketched in Procreate

A sight that could be out of a post-apocalyptic story, is actually just something I saw while waiting in my car for my walmart grocery order. A minimum wage employee will bring a weeks worth of food to my car while thirty yards away two people ride up on bicycles and rummage through the trash of a nearby little caesars. Nothing separates the four of us but circumstance and a few choices.

Sketchbook: Empty City by J. Logan Carey

I used a reference photo for this one. I love concept art drawings of large landscapes or cityscapes with small figures in the foreground. I envy the quiet. Probably why I enjoy so many post-apocalyptic stories. This was a simple perspective study done in Procreate.

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Taking Some Time Away From Social Media by J. Logan Carey

Got this  Rustic Lantern with an Edison Bulb  for next to my bed. It kicks ass. The vintage embalming fluid crate is our cat Bradbury’s bed.

Got this Rustic Lantern with an Edison Bulb for next to my bed. It kicks ass. The vintage embalming fluid crate is our cat Bradbury’s bed.

One of the hardest things we have to do in terms of our digital content intake these days is decide when it’s taking too much of our time and energy away from the things we really want to be doing.

Certainly, for creative people, it can be invigorating to see all the other work that other artists are doing. It can be a lot of fun to converse with talented people and cheer them on. But there comes a time when instead of getting inspired, we’re just feeling like we’re not measuring up.

We have to remember, people aren’t sharing all the pages and pages of sketchbooks before showing that finished piece. We start to think that maybe everyone else can just hammer these amazing pieces of art on the daily, but it’s a curated image.

If you start feeling that you aren’t doing good enough, remember, you are, and maybe it’s just time to take a break from the never-ending timelines of margaritas and masterpieces (new band name).

That’s kind of where I’m at these days. I’d just much rather sketch and finish stuff and post it on my blog where it exists for longer than the 15 seconds of spotlight you get on social media in the hopes of grabbing a few precious “likes” so you can tell yourself you’re good enough. Let the site autopost the links and just forget about it. Hell, I’ve even deleted my social media apps from my devices to make it just a little bit harder for me to check back in on the roaring tide of…nothing much at all.

So back to sketching and working on new things to share on this art journey of mine. If you want to say hi where I’ll see it, leave me a comment below.