Monday, May 27, 2013

Day 40 Part Deux: Memorial Day

I know I already put up an entry for today, but I felt it necessary to do another drawing in honor of Memorial Day. I've had the honor of having many friends and family who either currently serve in the military, or are military vets, and my hat always goes off to them and their sacrifices.

Day 40: Louis Nix

Notre Dame's big nose tackle calls himself Irish Chocolate, which is the inspiration for this piece.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Day 37: Adam West

Before Kilmer, Keaton, Clooney, or Bale, there was...

West. Who, to this day, is still the goofiest looking Batman (despite George Clooney's Bat-Nipples.) Real Bat-quote included!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Day 36: Indian

Not really sure why I drew this, just started and it turned out this way. Looks better if you click it to enlarge.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Day 33: Earthworm Jim

To continue with the trend of "weird crap that existed when I was a kid"...Earthworm Jim.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Day 32: Leonardo

I loved the Ninja Turtles as a kid. I saw a picture of Leonardo that looked awesome, so I wanted to draw it. 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Day 31: Happy graduation!

This is for my buddy Milan, who graduated from MU today. Congrats to all the other MU grads, I know you guys will do big things.

Sorry I couldn't get the ninja to look more like you, but I made him super ripped to make up for it.

Day 30: A day late

I did a drawing yesterday, despite not being able to upload it. To make up for it, I'm publishing it today along with a second drawing. Here's the first (crappy) one, done around 11:30 PM in a car.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Day 28: Street Sharks

Some friends and I were watching Adventure Time yesterday and I thought, "Man, we did not have shows this weird when we were kids." Then I remembered that Street Sharks was a thing. I believe this one's name is "Streex."

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 25: Practice sketches

One of the main reasons I started this website was to try and improve as an artist. Like any other sort of skill, that takes practice. Eventually, just doodling doesn't get it done; I have to try and seek ways to improve that are tried and true methods. For example, weight lifting is a great source of exercise and by doing that, you will get stronger. That said, if you have a set plan that you stick with, you'll see much higher gains in a shorter period of time than if you were to just go and do whatever you felt like on any given day. Keep that in mind for today's drawing.

One of the things I have always struggled with was putting individuals in interesting poses and doing more with characters than making them simply stand around. That led to today's drawing, which was actually more of a practice session for me more than a true sketch. There's a website called Pose Maniacs, and what this does is gives you various figures in a variety of poses (they currently have 40572 different ones) that you must try and sketch out in 60 seconds. By doing this exercise, I'm forced to only acknowledge the bare-basics of the figure, which amounts to mildly sophisticated stick-figure drawings. It's a great way to practice form, and so that's what today's drawing is: a series of forms that I did using this website. You'll notice some of the figures are half completed or make no sense; again, this is a learning exercise, so what you see is what I was able to do in the 60 seconds provided. They were originally much bigger, but to make the picture the actual size of the drawings would have made it enormous, so I had to re-size them.

It's not the most exciting thing, but hopefully looking at my drawings is the least important thing you'll be doing on this lovely Mother's Day :)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day 24: Happy birthday, Mac!

This drawing is dedicated to my good friend Kevin Martin, whose birthday was yesterday. It is also dedicated to his seething hatred of a soccer player who betrayed our beloved Arsenal.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Day 23: Cartoon-y Alien

Was running short on time today, so I did a quick little doodle of an alien. Nothing too special.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Day 22: Even MORE Game of Thrones!

Today's drawing is the lovely Emilia Clarke as Daenarys Targaryan. This was a tough drawing, but it didn't turn out too bad.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Day 19: More Game of Thrones

A quick doodle of Syrio Forel, First Sword of Braavos, from Game of Thrones. Was over at Jonas's house and didn't have access to my Wacom tablet, so had to go old fashioned. It was weird.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Day 18: Samwise Gamgee

A little Lord of the Rings action for ya. My take on Samwise Gamgee, halfway through his adventures.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Day 17: Ran out of time!

I nearly ran out of time due to working late, so today you get a super-quick sketch of a super-deformed apple. Enjoy!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Day 16: Captain America

Captain 'Murica. Shadow turned out a little weird on the lower portion of his face, but overall not too bad.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Day 15: In honor Iron Man 3

Since I'm working for the premiere of Iron Man 3 tonight, it seemed only fitting that I draw a picture of Tony Stark. This is based on an image released by the film, and I thought it was a cool shot. I like the idea of the hero having to go through some rough spots before coming out on top, and that's what appears to be going on here.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 14: Walt Whitman Riding a T-Rex

This is one is a request from a former teacher. It's not totally finished, mostly because I didn't want to put it on hold when I went to work. So while it's not colored or shaded or anything, you still get the basic idea. It's Walt Whitman riding a T-Rex.