Friday, December 10, 2010

John Steinbeck



I finished reading "The Grapes of Wrath" a couple of weeks ago- John Steinbeck is a fantastic author and I can't recommend his books enough. This isn't the greatest drawing in the world- it's odd because I worked on this at an angle, then when it's upright it looks different?!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Allo!



This is my favourite poet from the town I'm currently working in. His work includes a tribute to the Tay Railway bridge disaster and he is widely considered to be one of the world's worst poets, ever. He would stand on street corners selling his poems on scraps of paper. His best seller was a poem about soap. He is... William Topaz Mcgonagall. Poet.

Here is a link to his fan page -

http://www.mcgonagall-online.org.uk/

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mission 006

Hey everyone, it's been a while! I've found myself quite busy these days and completely forgot about the blog. For that, I am sorry. I still have an idea for the Blob challenge but in the meantime if you are looking for something new to work on, here is a new mission:

Authors. I find they are rarely represented in visual form (except for the image on the back) so the new challenge is to illustrate an author, any author!

Take a look at this website for inspiration: http://heyoscarwilde.com/

Draw on!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mission 005 - Blob Challenge!



This is my submission for the mission 05, hope you like it!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mission 005



Hello all, so its back to me to come up with a new 'mission'. Seems this blog is dying so I'll say this: If no one responds to this in the next 2 weeks I'm 'pulling the plug' (not to sound mean spirited, its just hard to keep something going that isn't working).

ANYWAYS- here is the next mission: I've stumped upon a website called "Travisty's Beard" (http://travistysbeard.blogspot.com/search/label/What%20Do%20You%20See%20In%20This%20Shape%3F) which is very similar to what we are doing here. I thought I'd borrow a challenge they did: Create an image with the shape shown above- it can be rotated, moved, scaled- it just has to include the shape in some way. NO distortion please... take a look at the website to see what they did.


Good luck- keep drawing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dad & Mama




It wasn't till I started this mission that I realized how little time I spent on looking at my parents' face (even though we live in the same house)... :(

p.s.) I made my mom look WAY TOO YOUNG (<-that's my weakness)... Probably need a re-do on this mission.... grrrr...

Waiting...



Although I wasn't originally going to draw my dog, I saw him waiting near the kitchen counter when my mom was chopping veggies, and I couldn't help myself. I'm not really happy with this though... perhaps too much blank space?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dashcat!

Ok this is totally late, but I was inspired to finish by Chelsea, so thanks Chelsea!

This is Dashcat. He rides a motor cycle, and he likes cats.

It's a pencil sketch highly touched up in Photoshop. Hope you like it!

Mission 005

Since I love doodling human faces/ heads, I've decided our next mission is draw a portrait of your family member.
** It doesn't have to be a human; it can be a pet too!**

Go go go! :D

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Birdwatcher



So this is the Birdwatcher- vehicle of choice: a swan-shaped paddle boat. I figure this guy is searching for the 'elusive' white swan and has yet to spot one.

This is still in 'sketch' mode, but I figured I'd post SOMETHING! This blog is looking very lonely...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mission 004

I’d love if more people participated in these drawing themes, so I hope my topic is enticing.

Design a character, and their accompanying vehicle.

For inspiration:
http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/11/28/hoff-knight-rider-mustang.jpg
http://educatedpony.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/poster.jpg

Saturday, July 17, 2010

hmmm....


I've been having a bit of a 'creative block' for this comic strip mission...

so, I decided to show what that looks like.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vacation

Hey guys! I'm back from the woods. This one I did a couple weeks ago for "vacation". I never got past the sketch phase, but figure it's probably better that I keep up with the challenges instead.

This was inspired by a dream I had 1st semester grad year. I was on a cruise ship with Sam Bond, Martin Gilbert and John Oman. Our ship was hit by a massive storm, somehow I was separated and floated through the stormy night on a raft. When morning came I discovered I was floating near an island on glass smooth water, watching the reflecting silhouettes of moored boats. The second half of the dream took place wandering the interior of the island.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Mission 003

I've been working on a new comic lately, so I've decided for this week's theme we're going to move from illustrations to comic strips :)

Subject can be anything, but in a comic strip form. GO.

P.S. - Steph, I expect lots from you.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Staycation

Working on my nerd tan. I'll upload something better once I get more ideas!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kyoto, Japan



It took me quite a while to think about what to draw for this mission. Then I saw Chelsea's post, and it inspired me to create this drawing. :)

I have always wanted to visit Japan, but I never manage to save up enough money to go... (Or I'd spend the money travelling to other places like Singapore and NYC.) Hopefully someone will take me there for honeymoon one day...

I also hope I can fall asleep after this post... [argh... stupid coffee...]

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cannon Beach, Oregon



I wish I was there right now....

created in photoshop, inspired by matthew Lyons

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Mission 002

Way to draw, champs! Now that you've gotten your feet wet on the first challenge, pack a suitcase, grab a sleeping bag or plan a staycation for our next theme;

...vacations.

Creatures from the abyss!



Friday, June 11, 2010

loneliness...






















Still playing with "my new style" today, but I don't think it worked too well with this supposedly translucent creature called hydromedusa...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mr. Hexopus

I love sea creatures! (I love eating them too!)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ima piranaaa

I'm scared of deep sea creatures, so I'll try harder next time lol. Enjoy a fugly something with scary eyes and teeth.



Saturday, May 29, 2010

Siren

Inspiration was 'maiden mission,' deep sea, and Mythbusters if you believe it or not!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Squishy




I think jellyfish are the bee's knees! This guy might be a bit more green than a deep ocean jelly, but here you go!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mission 001

The maiden mission.....

draw something that exists in the depths of the ocean, real or imaginary.

GO!