6:00 AM in my Kitchen 8X10 Pen and Ink on Water Color Paper : It started simply enough. It was going to be a cartoon like Jazzy’s. Then it got reflective and very sad, kind of like real estate and the economy. Dangerous to put a mirror infront of me now when I have a sharpie pen.


bath, kitchen, robe, self portrait

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    Love it. Not the economy, but the drawing.

  • Thanks Jim, I guess I’ll get over it all when I retire, hah! 1st time I ever really drew anything while being depressed, and I guess it really shows.

    – Randy Sprout

  • DAMcD
    DAMcDabout 5 years ago

    I love the economy of the drawing. :)
    (what IS a sharpie? USAmericans talk about it…Is it a brand-name-felt-tip-pen, or a pen you dip in ink?)

  • Its a very small felt tip that is somehow more durable, Thanks.

    – Randy Sprout

  • stephen waller
    stephen wallerabout 5 years ago

    6am you say? before or after the coffee??
    nice marks, i’ll be looking out for more of these drawings from you, thanks!

  • Before coffee and while considering my eminent retirement. Thanks about the marks, they are my very first “depressed marks” Hah!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonabout 5 years ago

    I like this – I don’t think it’s such a sad-looking drawing – The fact that you’re painting in the drawing is a happy event :)

  • Thanks Lora but that was really a low and that is my magic sharpie pen, not a paintbrush, Hah!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 4 years ago

    congratulations on the feature, Randy….lookin’ good in your kitchen!

  • Hah! Not at this time of the morning. When are we going to see that new one you have been hiding?

    – Randy Sprout

  • chasingsooz
    chasingsoozover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured in the Artrageous RB Artists – Self Portrait Gallery.

  • Thank you for the feature.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Susanne. There is something really special about your shots of Addison also.

    – Randy Sprout

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellover 4 years ago


    THANK YOU for your recent participation in our “DRAWN TO PEOPLE” CHALLENGE, which closed 3-28-10. We look forward to seeing more of your excellent work in future challenges.

    1. Artists of RedBubble
  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image! Please consider entering it in the group Your Creative Workspace

  • Thanks for the support, I posted it.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    What a lovely drawing Mr. S!

  • Why thank you very much Detective. Now you know what I look like without my “white hat” LOL!

    – Randy Sprout

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