Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 241 - Grilla

Gotta love a nice Summer night.

Day 240 - Lost

I've taken this road so far, but am not sure where it is I really want to go or how to get there.

Day 239 - The Towel

I was stumped for an idea, so I just gave up.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 238 - Heads

I've been studying again. Tonight I was going over Andrew Loomis' book "Fun With A Pencil". It's a great find and I'm really enjoying how he makes drawing so approachable.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 236 - Broken

Day 235 - Gotta Crush

I am enjoying drawing these robots.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 234 - Rough Morning

This was done after a long Sunday of recovery. I couldn't post it last night because staring at a bright monitor and sitting up were difficult tasks after a long Saturday of... celebrating.

Day 233 - Ortiz

I went to my Fantasy Football Draft this weekend. I did this sketch of a buddy of mine prior to the festivities starting, but I had to hurry because we were about to start up an intense game of Wiffle Ball and I didn't want to be the "Artist" who ends up picked last.

Day 232 - Batman

Here's another request from my son. He wanted Batman. The only problem was when he was sitting on my lap while I was painting Batman, he said, "Where's the Joker Daddy?"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 231 - Thank you DQ's

The D'Acquisto's have allowed 16 of us knuckleheads to head up to their awesome ranch in Santa Rosa. And this isn't the FIRST time. They've been letting us use their beautiful (I'm talking Sunset Magazine Beautiful) property for our Fantasy Football Draft for going on five years now. Thank you from all of us. And a special thanks to Mark DQ for always setting up the entire event with food and the likes. The Live Draft wouldn't be the same anywhere else.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Day 230 - Fantasy Football Draft Board

Yes, I play fantasy football. And to take it even farther I am the commissioner of a league. This league consists of guys I played Rugby with in college, college buddies, friends I've had since I was young, and my cousin. This league has been going on for NINE years now. We play fantasy football so we can get together once a year and act like we're 21 all over again. There is booze, there is shat talking, and there is a fantasy draft in there somewhere. Here is an image of this year's draft board that is drawn by hand. This year's draft falls on this coming Saturday. Wish me luck. I'm picking 13th of 16 teams. The odds are not in my favor.

Just to give you some scale on these boards. There are two boards about three feet long and two feel high. I can't wait for this Saturday.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 229 - In Need of Repair

I'm kind of on a robot kick.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Day 228 - Robot

I've always loved the fact that if you put little stick figures in any drawing it completely changes the scale of the subject.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Day 227 - Jack Burton. Me!

I loved "Big Trouble in Little China" as a kid. I haven't seen it years, but something tells me it will hold up. "Yessir. The check is in the mail."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Day 226 - Movie Night

Tonight my wife and I were talking about movies we saw while growing up. The conversation flashed me back to that feeling when I was ten and I'd just seen a film like "The Dark Crystal" or "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Those were awesome times.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 225 - Beetlejuice

Movies in the 80's were awesome.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 224 - Pee Wee

A superhero of a different sort!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 223 - Hulk

Okay, so my son didn't ask for the Hulk tonight. I just drew him to keep up with the superhero theme that has been running on and off lately. I need to get better at drawing these. Anyway, tonight I used reference of Mike Tyson for my pose and you can clearly see that the scale of the hulk feels shorter like Tyson and not massive like the Hulk should feel. I really need to push my drawing to the character and away from the reference. Lesson learned.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Day 222 - Angry Manatee

How can you tell if a manatee is angry? You can't. That's what's so scary about it!

Day 221 - Brian

Today's drawing is dedicated to my editor Brian Mendenhall. He's my editor because he can't stand my ridiculous puns or bad jokes. So in order to shut me up he helps make them funnier. He also sits next to me at work, which can't be easy for him. If you've found a piece witty and found it humorous Brian probably had a hand in it. If you thought it wasn't well thought out or just bad, well then I probably did it by myself late at night. Thanks for the help Brian.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 220 - Wolverine

This was another request via my son. Drawing these superheros has made me realize I need to learn how to draw superheros.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Day 219 - Darth Chase

Tonight I showed my son, Chase, Star Wars (The original, Episode IV: A New Hope) for the first time. It was the first he'd seen any Star Wars of any kind. I was excited. He was excited. It was amazing sitting there and watching my childhood favorite unfold before his eyes. When the movie was over I asked him if he liked it. He said "YEAH!" with wide eyes and a large grin. But then I asked him what his favorite part was and he stunned me. He said, "Darth Vader!"... WAIT WHAT?!?! When I was a child Darth Vader was scary and dark. My son liked... no LOVED Darth Vader. Does this mean he's evil? I don't know, but I will tell you this about my son: There is good in him. I've felt it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 218 - Confucius Soda

Day 217 - Heavy

Can't really explain this one other than to say my eye lids were heavy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 216 - Iron Man

Tonight I was a bit stumped as to what to draw. So I asked my son. Right now he's REALLY into "Good guys" and "Bad guys", so his response was "IRON MAN!! Draw Iron Man Daddy!" How can you say no to that, right? Anyway, here's my take with some thumbnails in the background.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 215 - Bent

Day 214 - Pill Buggin'

We've had a couple of guest artists in the past. Now I bring you the first guest writer. My cousin Abe. He's a professional writer too. Obviously I didn't pay him for this one. HA. Thanks for the idea cousin!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Day 213 - Leo Ate One

Happy Birthday to my lovely wife. I love you.