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Monday, November 30, 2009

Cute Turtle

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009!

Not the prettiest bird in the farmyard but they sure make for good eats!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Not the Easter Bunny

* For some truly beautiful wacky character art, check out my new favorite Artist Robb Mommaerts and his two blogs: RobbVision and Paleo-Buffet . Great stuff!

Monday, November 23, 2009

More pigs

A few more results from my swine drawing session a while ago.

Friday, November 20, 2009


I've always drawn cartoons, and have never really delved into the world of "Fantasy Art". I can appreciate it, and really enjoy the ideas and themes depicted, but while the art is Fantasy, the style it's done in is usually very realistic. Still, I wanted to try drawing some Griffin ('s-?) and really tried to push these beyond my normal style. Not wholly successful, but fun just the same.
Ok, this one is pretty cartoony. And what are those ear tufts? Somehow I had it in my head that Griffin just have to have them. Don't know where I got that from.

I like this one best, but doesn't he look wierd without his ear tufts?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Water Bottle

I didn't really capture what I wanted to with this sketch- this shows the pose about half a second before the one I was trying to capture. BUT I do like how few lines I got this with, instead of totally overworking it like I usually do. Baby steps, baby steps...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Still not the Geico Gecko

It is so hard for me to create a random doodle that is both well designed and doing "something". I concentrate so much on just the various aspects of the design that I forget that there's got to be some overall pose. Consequently a lot of these characters are static looking. Of course, this is easily remedied by simply drawing the character a second time, this time with a better pose. Too often though, I'm just dissatisfied with the sketch and move on. Having doodled a couple of lizards on the page already, I conciously set out to give these a bit of an attitude. Might be fun to color someday.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Skinny kid

This kid had a funny satisfied look on her face.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The eternal struggle

I don't know if this is a really small monkey or a really big banana.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A toddler scorned

This little toddler was just adorable until you stopped her from doing something she wanted to do and then she just stood there giving you the evil eye. It was pretty hilarious to watch...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pigs is Pigs

Don't even ask me what made me decide to draw pigs.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Drawergeeks: Teeth

This weeks Drawergeeks theme was teeth. This is one of those pieces that was pretty well formed in my mind as soon as I heard the theme. I think it owes a lot to this record album that I had when I was young:

That picture of Puff always scared me too much to look at it for any length of time, but it definately stuck with me. The eyes and that crooked smile definately came from that LP. I didn't even realize that I still had it until this morning, so the inspiration was from the LP's memory, not actual physical reference. Below is the final sketch that I used for the painting. If I'm working on something that's got an established model or look, I'll do a drawing much tighter than this, but this one was very much about playing with the shapes and lines and I kinda just decided to do that in the painting stage.

You can check out the other Drawergeeks Submissions here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just one more piece...

The "week after Halloween struggle".