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Thursday, June 28, 2012

365 days - Bike Prom

Awe man... the annual Bike Prom is this weekend and I'm away on vacation. Bike riding activities are so much fun. You all should look into them in your city. Dress up fancy, wear retro clothes, hang out, ride, drink, laugh... all good.

365 days - Ginger or Mary Anne?

My modern day Ginger from Gilligans Island. Fun sketch on the iPad

365 days - A girl

Seen this girl on Deviant art... interesting face so figured why not? I will paint her.

I always wondered what kind of painter I might be and this iPad painting is giving me some kind of clue. I might have to give canvas a try soon.

Viola!

365 days - My old girl

I have this old kitty. Vet's figure she could be easily be over 20. I have had her for 12 yrs myself and what a joy. Such a kitten. Now she is weak, frail, deaf, annoying, shedding like crazy, arthritic and pretty much near the end. BUT... she is still with us and thats the main thing.

My kitty. She is lookin gthe other way because no matter how many times I called her... she couldnt hear me and was focused on something on the wall. So... I painted her as I seen her.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

365 days - Dead

I had a quick vision while working so the iPad let me paint it out in about 10 minutes. I'm pleased.

365 days - Negative me

I'm still paying around with art via the iPad and I did this one up of myself over lunch. I find it kind of cool and reminds me of a negative.

Monday, June 25, 2012

365 days - past days collected

Well.. I have been staying true to drawing everyday but not so true to uploading them. I have been using my iPad to make art as of late and here is the past few days collected as such.









Thursday, June 21, 2012

365 days - Robin

Finally inked up that Robin picture that I sketched up on the weekend.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

365 days - A new drawing toy!

So I came across this very cool app for my iPad called Paper by 53.com. I have been playing around with it and starting to get it. Not much of a learning curve really. The beauty of it is in its simplicity. Geared towards sketches, quick paintings, notes or whatever... it keeps you simple. I like that. I often times over work an image and kill it in so doing. I need this forced simplicity to bring me back to earth so to speak. Here is some stuff I have been goofing on...



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

365 days - Another boss type person

The boss I doodled up yesterday is bud's with this boss from the IT dept. I am too actually so making fun of these guys is okay for me to do. Within reason of course. This guy is 6'7" tall and an avid roadie cyclist so he has the small up top and big down below build most of these guys have.

Monday, June 18, 2012

365 days - Monday Bosses request

So, my boss has been asking me to draft up a toon of him as "Useless Manager Man". Naturally I had to oblige as it would be my pleasure. lol.
Sketch and finished.

365 days - Sundays efforts... another sketch

This time I figured I would add Robin on the other end of that two way radio. I definately think I will ink these up now. She is going to be surrounded by brickes and metal railings and metal catwalk hence the grid.

365 days - Saturdays effort... a sketch

Snuck a sketch of Batman in on Saturday. That was all. Might ink it up. Might not. I'm thinking a whole lotta blacks and some brick texturing and some lights on in the distance.

Friday, June 15, 2012

365 days - The Wasp

Today, like yesterday... I went with the simple stuff... existing characters. I had never drawn this one so figured I would give it a go, throw my twist on things with some muscles and different hair than I have seen depicted and go with it.

Happy Friday everyone. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

365 days - Electra

Didnt want to think much today (tough one at work) so just ripped off a quickie hero type doodle. Electra is the order of the day. I mean come on... who doesnt love a raven haired beauty dressed in barely anything that is colored red? Serious? Is it even a debate?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

365 days - Bone Butterfly

I posted a request on G+ for suggestions and the first one in was a suggestion from Chris Aultman. His suggestion was to ask people for a favorite bug and their dogs favorite treat for example. Maybe Bone Butterfly would be the result. I decided to take that example to heart and make it a reality because I actually have a photo I took 2 yrs ago of this butterfly on my fingertip that I just adore. The idea of turning a bug that has an exoskeleton into a bug with an inny-skeleton was a fun challenge. Here is the photo I used/took and my Bone bug.

Thanks Chris for the idea. :)


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

365 days - That look

You know... all my adult life I have endured "the look". You know the one guys... every woman on this planet seems to know how to do it. Lately my 9 yr old daughter has been giving me "the look". I swear... mom's must teach their daughters this stuff. It cant be in their DNA. Can it?

365 days - That awkward moment

Yeah... it was that awkward moment in the theatre when I thought a train had rumbled past. I realized later that it was all the women in the theatre having an orgasm all at the same time. Crazy! ;)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

365 days - a zombie page

Sunday's daily drawing effort was dedicated to pumping out another page for my zombie comic. So far I have about a dozen pages. Anyone interested in this thing once it's done?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

365 days - Rawr!

So my lit'lun (9yrs) loved my Zebra lady I made last week and wanted me to draw something like that for her to colour. I often draw pictures for her to colour rather than buying colouring books. Her criteria was that it couldn't show her "you know... private parts". lol. So... I drew up this here lion lady and delineated those uh... "private parts" with some strategic arm and grass placement. Afterwards I guided her along on how to colour and she got to use my nice pricey colouring tools. She was right in her glory. Here is the flow below.



Friday, June 8, 2012

365 days - TGIF

Was inventory week and I am spent! Not much left in me today to draw other than this little doodle I scratched out over lunch.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

365 days - The Kite

What is it about a kite that is so wonderful? Is that connection to your childhood? Is it the dream of flying? For me its both and maybe more. Sometimes my buddy and I used to grab a six pack each and a $2 kite and go fly them in the field and just chill. Now, I go with my daughter and we enjoy as well. No beer though. lol.

This is just taking a regular old city street scene which can bore you to tears and then bringing it to life with a kite in the back ground. I immediately wonder who is flying it.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

365 days- Franks tragedy

The saddest monster tale ever written. That key turning point where the not so gentle giant accidentily harms the little girl thus forcing his pursuit from the citizens.

My Frank

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

365 days - Me fail

I have been drawing others for some time now and capturing their likeness fairly well I think. So why is it no matter how many times I try to draw myself I cant get it right? So strange. I tried again today and sure enough... I really cant capture how I look. Anyways... main thing is a drew right?

Monday, June 4, 2012

365 days - Bath Salts horde

With all this bath salt zombie stuff going around... why not... a zombie horde for Monday.

365 days - Evil kitty

Sunday was just as busy as Saturday so once again... just a quick little doodle. Evil kitty. Unless you dont like mice in which case.. good kitty.

365 days - Just a Saturday morning doodle

Had me a super busy weekend so sat to doodle something and really had not idea what so this little creature came to life. Then she reminded me of a Charlie Brown type character in the way I rendered her so hence the speech bubble.

Friday, June 1, 2012

365 days - Bob

A dear friend of mine is a new artist and an exceptional writer. He did up a short story about Bob the robot who has a fetish for the flame. Cute story and concept. I love when artists take a character of mine and reinvent them using their own styles and thats what I did here. This is not a rub your nose in it exercise to show how awesome I am or anything like that... it's just paying some homage to a buddy and his character so he can see what it might look like handled in the hands of someone else.

For you Patrick