Journal

Digital Sketchbook

February 16. 2024

Reading
The sound of the breeze coming from the window enhanced the reading experience.
Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of woman and cat laying on the floor reading.

Roving Eye

January 1. 2024

Looking at the New Year
A new year brings many possibilities. When I was a kid, I would get so excited about the possible new movies, books, and music I would get to experience in the coming year. I hope you have some sense of excitement for the possible magic that you will be a catalyst to in this coming year. Welcome to January.
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a front porch and a cat by a window looking out into the street..

First sketch
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a sketchbook drawing of a space girl.

Digital Sketchbook

January 1. 2024

leçons de vie 36 / Lessons of Life 36
Drawn on my iPad.

Illustration of a man sinking and a novelty machine grabbing a toy car.

Digital Sketchbook

January 1. 2024

The Wrong Day
She drove all night to get here for this important reunion. As the hours passed and she continued to wait, she realized she missed the meeting by five days.
I originally drew this in 2012 but I have recently been revisiting some of my old drawings and adding context to the images. Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of sad woman next to a vintage vehicle and a coffee shop neon sign.

Digital Sketchbook

December 18. 2023

The Story I'm going to tell
The real story is that it did not work out the way I wanted, but I will tell a different story.
Drawn on my iPad.

Illustration of a man holding a letter while walking away from a woman.

Roving Eye

December 18. 2023

The Getaway Car
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

black and white photo of an old muscle car.

lapin trouvé
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a plastic rabbit in a garden.

The Hunter
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a cat hiding behind some bricks.

No Parking
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a No Parking sign on a fence.

Digital Sketchbook

December 18. 2023

The Color that Broke My Heart
Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a man looking at a woman in a red dress while flames are behind him.

Digital Sketchbook

December 4. 2023

Stranger / étrangère
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman walking in a futuristic city.

Digital Sketchbook

December 4. 2023

Waiting For The Wakeup
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman with super powers sleeping while reporters wait for her to wake up.

Roving Eye

December 4. 2023

The Rain Comes
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a rain puddle.

Sunday Cat
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a cat peeking by the window.

Red Blue Cat
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a cat behind a red and blue window wall.

Digital Sketchbook

November 26. 2023

Whatever Comes First
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman with a pink coat and headphones.

Digital Sketchbook

November 26. 2023

La Timida
Drawn on my calculus homework and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman with headphones.

Digital Sketchbook

November 26. 2023

La Valiente
Drawn on my calculus homework and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a female rollerskater.

Roving Eye

November 26. 2023

Old Bones

Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of old house on a quiet street.

Roving Eye

November 26. 2023

Talk to the Tree

Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Black and white photo of a crooked tree in a park.

Digital Sketchbook

November 18. 2023

Missed Call
Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman in a phone booth.

Roving Eye

November 18. 2023

Things That Make Me Smile

Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of cruller donuts.

Digital Sketchbook

November 18. 2023

Donut Day
Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a woman holding a box of donuts.

Roving Eye

November 18. 2023

Girls
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of a schoolyard door.

First Cup

November 1. 2023

Before Winter Arrives
The days are getting shorter and the weather is definitely changing. It's a new month and it's time to put away the summer clothes and prepare for winter. What other things will you do this month to prepare for your coming days? Will make some positive changes? Will you make a wise purchase? Maybe it's time to call an old friend. Welcome to November.
Vancouver. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Photo of tree by the ocean.

Digital Sketchbook

November 1. 2023

Mon Voisin/My Neighbor
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

Illustration of a garden gnome by a tree with an owl sitting on a branch.

Digital Sketchbook

November 1. 2023

Lucky Cat Music
They didn't speak while listening to the beautiful music.
Drawn on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

Illustration of woman and woman listening to the radio.

First Cup

November 1. 2023

Coffee Break
After walking for hours, a bagel shop was a great place to rest.
Montreal. Photo by Josué Menjivar.

Illustration of woman in country style clothing crying by a phone.

Digital Sketchbook

October 7th, 2023

You Only Call When...
The phone kept ringing.
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

Illustration of woman in country style clothing crying by a phone.

Digital Sketchbook

October 7th, 2023

Texas UFO
The UFO flew right by her as she was leaving the cinema. Does this happen often in the big cities?
Drawn with an HB pencil, a Pentel brush pen, and finished on my computer.

Texas UFO finished

Digital Sketchbook

September 5, 2023

Donut Queen
I love donuts and I love the Donut Queen. I've been drawing her in my sketchbooks for many years. It started with a postcard I own, and then it went onto various sketches.
Drawn straight in ink on my sketchbook and finished on my computer.

illustration of woman with a crown and a donut poster.

Digital Sketchbook

September 5, 2023

First Day
It was an awkward photo. It was her firt day at work. Although grateful to be employed, her palms were sweaty as the anxiety of what the day would bring and the fear of fitting in, was crushing her.
Drawn on my iPad and finished on my computer.

illustration of woman posing for employee photo.

First Cup

August 24, 2023

Backyard Coffee
Nothing like enjoying a cup of coffee in your backyard.

Vancouver, B.C.

Photo of a coffee cup on a picnic table.

Digital Sketchbook

August 24, 2023

With My Dying Breath
I'm going out swinging.
Drawn on sketchbook and finished on my computer.

illustration of woman putting up her fists.

Digital Sketchbook

August 24, 2023

Scanner
She was very grateful for the work, but she often felt sleepy as the beeps of the price scanner put her mind into a lull.
Drawn on ipad using Procreate app.

illustration of woman scanning groceries.

Digital Sketchbook

August 1, 2023

appelez-moi
It's the new month. Call someone close to you. Call a friend, call a relative. Just call someone and let them know you are thinking of them. Appreciate that they are in your life. Are you calling already?
Drawn on ipad using Procreate app.

image of vintage telephone.

First Cup

August 1, 2023

Blueberry Days Ahead
Welcome to August.

The Summer will soon be winding down. Time for pie. Vancouver, B.C.
Photo of a blueberry pie with a garden gnome standing on top.