Emerald City Roll-a-Sketches!

Here is a small sample of the Roll-a-Sketch drawings I did for kind folks at the Emerald City Comicon last week!

I have evolved the system now to the point where I use four different color-coded dice. It’s a ton of fun — it saves me from having to think of something new to draw for each person, because the system of dice rolling determines it for me, and it also saves me from the rut of falling into a few predictable repeated sketches, which is boring. With this method, whenever I get tired of one type of sketch, I simply erase that element from the master list and replace it with something else.

For the uninitiated: Roll-a-Sketch is a thing I do at conventions, where I have a sign with lists of nouns on them: things like kitten, cactus, mermaid, cowboy, and so on. Patrons roll dice to select either two or four elements from the lists, and I draw a sketch hilariously combining the chosen elements!

SOMETHING LIKE THIS (click any picture for bigger):

Other examples include this ELEPHANT + TANK:


ROBOT + ROBOCOP (they were both on the list and I should have figured that the combination would eventually come up):

And of course the traditional ELEPHANT + CACTUS + GIRAFFE + DOCTOR:

Thanks to the patrons who commissioned (and rolled to determine) these sketches! I hope they are gracing your homes in places of honor. And come see me at any show this year for a Roll-a-Sketch of your very own!

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