19 November 2007


pencil on tracing paper

Sorry for the lack of updates. This should begin to settle down after the new year. This is a sketch for a comic I'm working on, tentatively called, "I Cant Believe I Realized How Much I Like You After I Moved To Japan."

24 October 2007

18 October 2007

Paws is Swap Backwards

Jeannette Langmead Rama Hughes

Rama Hughes and I swapped portraits. It was my prize for winning the Portrait Party contest. My drawing (above) was done in pen and ink with a bit of watercolour. The scan doesnt really pick up all the subtle shades.

Jeannette Langmead Rama Hughes

15 October 2007

The Japanese Love Trays

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A quick doodle from one of my daily trips to Cafe Di Espresso.

13 October 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Kitchen Kudamatsu
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This was drawn in a new Bristol spiral bound sketchbook (dont be jealous, Liz) I found at The Mall for 1200¥. And colored with my first Copic marker I bought at the same store. Im not really a big fan of the coloring though, Ill probably stick to my Prismacolors.

My lack of Photoshop is hindering the quality of my posts here. But I did get my scanner/printer to work, so hopefully I'll be more consistent with updates.

24 September 2007

House in Kudamatsu

I did this drawing one morning when I woke up way too early. It is the house across the street. Most of the houses in the neighborhood have this similar style.

My laptop is crap and I cant install my scanner, so this is a photo of the drawing.

21 September 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

A drawing I did of my little sister for her 10th birthday.

17 September 2007

Me I.R.L.

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

If writing "To Do" lists counts as drawing, then Ive been doing a lot of drawing the last few days. I leave for Japan Tuesday and Ive already started a new blog about the adventure, Alone in Kudamatsu. I wouldnt visit it yet, though. It's kinda depressing and stressful right now.

13 September 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Patrick 52 Fridays Portrait

I busted out the ol' inks and watercolour for this drawing of Patrick. And he busted... nevermind.

12 September 2007

10 September 2007

Big Wall

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural
The proposal.

I finished the mural in Montreal last Tuesday. Click here to read the article in the Mirror about the eco-fair I participated in.

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural

Jeannette Langmead Montreal Mural

It is supposed to be a cross-sectional landscape. Apparently it looked too much like a page out of a coloring book for some of the neighbors. That was encouraging news to hear at the beginning of day three. I dont know what I think about it. The owner of the building had all these contradicting demands. Id like to think without that Id have done something better. Maybe not.

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog
Final sketch (click to enlarge).

08 September 2007

On the merits of letting go...

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog
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Drawn on some extra visa photos, with a road map of Florida on the back.

I leave for Tokuyama in ten days.

05 September 2007

I won!

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

After a month of slaving away drawing your portraits, I won the Portrait Party contest! Now Rama Hughes and I will do a swap. I'm wicked pumped!

This swap was between me and an old middle school friend, James Vaucher.

03 September 2007

Emily Haines

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Emily Haines

A drawing I did for daytrotter.com. It's for an article about Emily Haines (of Metric and Broken Social Scene). You cant really see the color I intended if you're not using a really dark and broken monitor. That sucks.

Thanks for the tip, D!

31 August 2007

Wall-Mounted Ostrich Heads

Sketch at Bily Kun

Im in Montreal for awhile, but not just drawing on bar napkins. I am also painting a mural for an 'Eco-Fair.' I dont have access to a scanner, so I cant put the final sketches up, but I'll be posting photos of the wall once it's done.

The street festival is Saturday (Sept 1st), from 11-5pm. It will be on the corner of Pierce Street and Ste. Catherine in downtown Montreal. There has been a little bit of press about the mural and event Im participating in, too. So if you're in the area, the Montreal Mirror and the Concordia student paper The Link both mention me. I'll try to scan the articles when I get back so you (my devoted blog reader) can see how International Ive become. Stop laughing.

30 August 2007

Naked College Girls

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Painting

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Painting

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Painting

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Painting

I've shown you the high school portraits. Here is some of my sophomore and junior ('03-'05) year college painting work. It was fun drawing nudes. No one lets me do that anymore.

25 August 2007

See Me Draw!

This is a video of me completing my 2,374th portrait swap with Jenna. I was a bit drunk and giggly by the end.

Thanks Liz for putting so much time into this! You are magic!

The final piece:
Jeannette Langmead Portrait Illustration

Jenna DeLuca Portrait Swap
Jenna DeLuca's excellent half of the swap.

23 August 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

Just when I thought I'd never done a proper drawing of Lauren, I find this piece on a disc. I have no idea where the original is or when I did it. A professor somewhere probably uses it as a coaster.

So here ya go Lauren (I know you're reading this)!

21 August 2007

Invisible Pill-Popping Fish

Jeannette Langmead Jimmy Jane Says
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A page from a comic I made in 2003.

20 August 2007

Who is Jimmy Jane?

And what does she say?

Jimmy Jane Says Comic
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Packing up to leave for Japan I've been finding the oddest things. This was the first page in a comic book I made in 2003.

18 August 2007

I Am Working

Actually, Im fooling around on the computer. But sometimes I am working. On a comic book, to be specific. I am not going to post any of it here. Right now I am teasing you.

In my mind I will work on this book for the next year while Im in Japan (I leave September 18th) and come back to the USA with a fist-full of paper-gold. Then it will be all comic conventions and pimple-faced boyfriends.

But dont worry, devoted Sketchblog reader, I'll still be posting non-comic book drawings (assuming I get this laptop thing resolved).

Also, I gave my "two weeks notice" at work (woopeeee!), and I am headed to Montreal at the end of the month. I am painting a mural at a street festival September 1st, so if you're in the area you should stop by and say wuddup slut?

16 August 2007

Nudder One

Swap with super-inker Ammon. I want his pen.

15 August 2007

Naked People Should Not Say "Dude"

Jeannette Langmead Portrait Swap Illustration

She knows me so well, yet we've never met. The most hilarious results in a Portrait Swap so far, with Shelly from Naked People Should Not Say "Dude" (her drawing of me below). Go look at Shelly's blog right now!

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog
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13 August 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog

Portrait Swap with bully Josh Pincus is Crying. Yup, he drew me with a few bottles of Hate behind me.

11 August 2007


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog
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This is as close to live blogging as I'll ever get.

09 August 2007

07 August 2007

summer in the city

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Blanchards Allston

Trying out a new pen.

05 August 2007

Bite Your Own Tail

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Sarah Portrait

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Sarah Portrait

A portrait swap with Sarah. We both thought it'd be fun to draw each other looking kind of creepy.


Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Whatever Karl Stevens Comic
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If you pick up the Boston Phoenix this week make sure to flip to the back to see Karl Stevens' weekly strip Whatever. Karl used me as a reference in his Parisian scene.

04 August 2007

Call me!

Jeannette Langmead Illustration

Dedicated to Jon. Anyone else, don't.

02 August 2007

Play Time!

Jeannette Langmead Illustration Sketchblog Paper Doll

Hours of fun can be had with Jeannette, a bottle of vodka, her sketchbook and little friend "Owl Skunk."

This month only donate at least $10USD to my Japan/Blog fund and receive a signed print of this doll in the mail. The donation button is located on the right sidebar.