When I was in college I worked as a telemarketer. I didn’t really like the job, but the company was great to work for. They had very flexible hours and included a large amount of tuition reimbursement.
When I started I was selling long distance plans for AT&T. Then I sold DSL Internet. Then I was a chat customer service rep for Kohls. That one was my favorite one and I was so sad when they decided to outsource to India. And my last job with that company was selling services for Verizon through chat.
I wasn’t very good at it and I was done with telemarketing and sales after that. I made a few friends while there and in between calls we talked and laughed and complained about people hanging up on us.
I actually learned about the anime Death Note from one guy.
From another guy, I learned about the very cool graphic novel, Preacher Gone to Texas. Fun fact: I went to high school with the daughter of the guy who wrote the forward, and he even mentions my home town in it.
Bic Pen Sketches
Another thing I did to kill time while sitting in my little cubicle was sketch. And I found 6 that I’d like to share with you. You can tell that a lot of my pen strokes were done quickly. That’s because I had to hurry while I was getting a call.
I was really into metaphysical art back then. I think that’s the style I was going for in this one.
This one is kinda cool. I like how I made the eye blue and drew only one blue line coming from it. If I drew that today, I would’ve drawn some blue vessels in the white part of the eye, and connected it to the blue line, and the blue line would be coming from the other side of the eye.
I also like the dirty stains on it. I have no idea what that’s from though. Spilled coffee, maybe . . .
This is my favorite. I like this dude’s lil’ spikey friend/pet thing. I wonder if I was inspired by the Chain-Chomp on Mario Bros . . .
Another inspired by metaphysical or maybe surrealism.
Awww, and there’s a sketch of my dog, Sunny, while she was sleeping. We just got her when I drew this. I actually drew these two of Sunny at home, but I kept them with my other sketches that I did at work.
And the final image is another of my good girl snoozing. She’s such a loud snorer. She snores like a grown man! And she kicks her legs and makes squeaking noises when she’s dreaming about chasing rabbits.
I love drawing with pen. It can be a good way to challenge you to draw better since you can’t erase. And I think it looks cool. Plus, you can actually draw some incredible artwork using a simple and cheap Bic pen.
Do you like drawing with pens?
They come in a lot of colors so, if you haven’t already, go ahead and try them out . . .