Jan 15 2011

#307 – Down in flames

Down in flamesNot a great night for the Atlanta Falcons.  Doodled this after watching the game tonight.  Better luck next year, gents.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jan 11 2011

#303 – Fatter than your average bear

Kung Fu PandaWent with a bunch of other video and visual FX people on a tour of Dreamworks Animation today.  They do a lot of very cool work there, especially in character design.  I drew this based on a life-sized statue that was in one of their lobbies.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Dec 29 2010

#290 – Urban roost


Another day, another failure to think of anything to sketch.  Once again, I’m rescued by Flickr’s random and ever-changing art exhibition: “Interesting photos from the last 7 days.”  This is a simplified pen sketch inspired by this photo from Flickr user Peter French.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Dec 14 2010

#275 – Quadradoodle

Random doodlesI have no explanation for these.  I just kind of sat down and started doodling.  How a gaunt weirdo, a tree, a crow and a jack-in-the-box fit together I have no idea.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Dec 11 2010

#272 – Places to be

Places to beSwitching it up today with a white charcoal drawing.  This was inspired by a scene in The Day of the Jackal, which I was watching earlier this evening.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Dec 6 2010

#267 – Old Giza

Old GizaI was reading something this evening about Egypt, and the location was somehow stuck in my mind when it came time for today’s drawing.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Dec 1 2010

#262 – The Menagerie

MenagerieTried something different this evening — wanted to see if I could do a bunch of different animals in a cohesive style.  These are just basic characterizations, but it would be interesting to try some other animals or people as well and see how that would work.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Nov 29 2010

#260 – Cardinal, but no gold

CardinalThe USC/UCLA game is coming up this weekend.  Here’s my meager attempt to fly the colors.  Well, one of them anyway.

(Actually, this had nothing to do with the game — just  a quick, late-night Flickr sketch.  Based on a photo by Gypsy Flores.)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Nov 24 2010

#255 – Aunt’s Best Friend

LabradorWe’re heading for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow at my wife’s family’s place.  They’ve hosted everyone for years, and always do a great job.  We were thinking about getting them some kind of thank-you gift, and then my wife came up with the idea of me sketching something for them.  They’re labrador people, so hopefully they’ll like it.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

(Sketch is based on this photo found online)

Nov 21 2010

#252 – Grizzly, Man!

Bear punchHad my grandmother in town for a visit, and we spent the day doing lots of grandma type things (botanical gardens, tea, etc.).  As enjoyable as it was, at the end I felt like I needed to do something uniquely masculine to balance it all out.  Unfortunately, there were no grizzly bears around that I could punch in the face, so I had to settle for sketching it.

[Comments and critique always welcome]