Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 90

I know I've told you about why I'm drawing animals so I don't think it BEARS repeating. HA!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 89

The Bison has the coolest looking front half. All that fur on the front end mixed with horns and that giant head make for a dominate look.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 88

More animals. Still working out ideas for a monster.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 87

I figure it's about time I had a monster to call my own. You know, something in your back pocket to doodle anytime you run out of ideas, or you just want to draw a familiar friend. Anyway, where's the best place to start when it comes to friendly monsters? You guessed it! Just starting the ideas brewing.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 86

I am very tired tonight. Went over to the neighbors house for some bbq and beverages and man am I full and exhausted. Thank you Bill and Liz for the wonderful food and good times.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 85

My friend Jesse Vickery was back in town tonight. Good to see you Jesse.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 84

I'm sure these exercises are getting boring for most of you. However they are stirring my creative juices! I'm hoping to come up with something fun for tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 83

More fun with Preston Blair.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 82

This is for my brother-in-law, Randy. Happy Birthday Randy! I'm sure my sister made you pay the price for saying you no longer celebrate your own birthdays.

Day 79 Recap

I drew this on Saturday for my Mom's birthday TODAY! Happy Birthday Mom. We all love you over here at the Brown house.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 81

Mmmm.... Bacon.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 80

More head construction tonight. The blue ones are the ones I think are working the best and the orange ones are the ones I think work the least. I'm really getting into doing these exercises. Sorry if it's boring for some of you. I will be mixing in my usual array of bad puns and goofy drawings.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 79

Tonight was spent drawing a picture for my Mom's birthday. However since her official birthday isn't until Tuesday I don't want to spoil the surprise and show the whole picture today. Here's a small portion of the full image. The fact that, if she checks this site this weekend, she'll know she's receiving a drawing for her birthday is bad enough. So don't ruin it... AMY! I'm looking in your direction.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 78

More head construction tonight. The blue ones are the ones I like the most in the row and the orange ones are the ones I like the least. Did I mention that I like this Preston Blair book?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 77

Today's assignment allowed for some freedom. I took some of the Preston Blair characters and altered them to my liking. Some of the drawings work for me. Some don't. I really am enjoying going through Mr. Blair's book.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 76

Is it just me or does the "Zone" come in waves. It's as if I'm going along and suddenly every line feels good and I'm really seeing the shapes. Then suddenly I think to myself, "YES... The ZONE!" and then clank... there it goes. Gone. Back to struggling. Despite the rain cloud over that last observation I really do love drawing.

The last few drawings I struggled with and I'm realizing that it's because I was trying to copy the drawing I was referencing and not building the shapes and then drawing over those shapes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 75

I call today the day of realization. My realization is that I can't draw to save my life! Last night's wasp was brutal. Today I spent my drawing time doing exercises. Sorry, but you're going to have to put up with these for at least a week. I need to do some working out.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 74

This is for a blog called "Hello My Name Is... And I'm A Drawaholic". Each week is a different reference creature, and this week it's a wasp. Man they have a lot of legs... Wasps, not the blog.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 73

A drawing everyday? Really?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 72

Just a reminder.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 71

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 70

Another exercise. Tomorrow I hope to have something other than an exercise. Thank you for your patience. I'm actually going to see "Avatar" tonight so THAT is why I'm only posting another exercise. Cop out? Kind of. What's that? No, no I haven't seen "Avatar" yet. I know I should have seen it already considering I work in Visual Effects. Sometimes being a parent out weights being a movie junkie.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 69

Okay, so maybe you are going to see a bunch of exercises the next couple of days. The bigger piece I'm working on is taking a bit. I've finished the line work, but I want to do some color. Don't get your hopes up for some big fancy "Art" piece. It's still just the usual stupid silly humor.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 68

A couple of things. First of all Preston Blair's book "Cartoon Animation" is amazing. When ever I'm feeling a loss of inspiration I like too jump back to his book and rediscover the basics. Secondly, you're not going to get a bunch of exercises for the next few days. Don't worry. I'm just working on something that can't be done in one night and I don't want to upload parts of it. Good times.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 67

This is easily one of my Top Five Favorite Movies All Time. Judge me if you will, but you just can't beat the quotability nor the fact that it doesn't suffer like most comedies, the funny doesn't die when they try to wrap up the story.

"What the hell are we doing here, Harry? We gotta get out of this town!"
"Oh yeah, and go where? Where are we gonna go?"
"I'll tell you where. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Aspen."
"Oh, I don't know, Lloyd. The French are assholes."

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 66

So I throw on some TV as I'm drawing and "Die Hard" is on. I love that movie. I decided to do a version of John McClane. I know his shoulder gets bloodied in "Die Hard: With A Vengeance", but it just makes for some fun blood drawing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 65

I started out thinking I was going to do some concept work for a goofy monster drawing, but then was caught up in drawing "MONSTER SHAPES!" (Said in a really bad Vincent Price impersonation.) Basically I started with a primitive shape and made it into a monster. It was actually a fun exercise.

Day 64

This was done Friday night while watching "Horton Hears A Who" with my son AT my parent's house. I'm not trying to make excuses, I was just tired, had my son, in an uncomfortable chair, with an old sketch book, a crappy pencil, and I was tired... with my son.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 63

You ever have one of those days where you feel like a zombie? Today wasn't one of those days for me, but I've been there.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Day 62

"Pillow Talk"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Day 61

I did NOT feel well today. Let's just say I spent most of the day sitting down.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 60

"Pillow Talk"