Category Archives: Daily Dictionary Sketch

Daily Dictionary – “abash”

DEFINE IT!
“embarrass” (Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary)

USE IT IN A SENTENCE!
While I thought my quip inventive at first, I grew abashed by the offended silence that followed. I mentally noted that SIDS jokes in front of new mothers are a no-go.

DRAW A PICTURE OF IT!

This lady isn't bashful, she feels abashed.

This lady isn’t bashful, she feels abashed.

Daily Dictionary – “abandon”

“vb 1 to leave and never return to : give up completely 2 to stop having or doing” (Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary)

USE IT IN A SENTENCE!
I decided to abandon my self-sabotage demon on a desert island, and I haven’t seen it since.

Demons can't swim. No swimming lessons in hell.

Demons can’t swim. No swimming lessons in hell.

I have started timing these sketches b/c they are meant to be a daily warm-up, not a time-suck. Evidently, this will cause a quality dip … hopefully only temporarily. I prefer the line art for this sketch to the color.

When I was adding color, I accidentally added it to the line art layer. I still like the line art better than the color. But I like the little color that is accidentally in there.

When I was adding color, I accidentally added it to the line art layer. I still like the line art better than the color. But I like the little color that is accidentally in there.

Daily Dictionary – “abalone”

“a shellfish that is a mollusk which has a flattened shell with a pearly lining” (Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary)

USE IT IN A SENTENCE!
When I told my Grandma that I’d watched an abalone wrestle a tiger shark and win, she replied, “Aaaaa baloney!”

These guys are not strong wrestlers.

These guys are not strong wrestlers.

Daily Dictionary – “abacus”

“an instrument for doing arithmetic by sliding counters along rods or in grooves” (Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary)

USE IT IN A SENTENCE!
How should I know the answer to that math question? Get your abacus!

abacus

Daily Dictionary – Aardvark

“an African animal with a long snout and a long sticky tongue that feeds mostly on ants and termites and is active at night” (Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary)

Aardvark walkin' to the store to grab a pack of cigarettes.

Aardvark walkin’ to the store to grab a pack of cigarettes.

USE IT IN A SENTENCE!
Snot and ants flew everywhere when the aardvark sneezed.

aardvark-sneeze