Archive for June, 2009

Doodle 136 – LEGO Catapult

June 30, 2009
Doodle 136 - Lego Catapult

Doodle 136 - LEGO Catapult

A co-worker wanted to do a little competitive LEGO building so we decided to each build a catapult.  We brought both of them in today and the ballista he built  is quite impressive.  I opted for a more traditional catapult, and fear I will do poorly on the distance score.  We plan to throw down tomorrow.

Doodle 135 – Mongo and Frenchy

June 29, 2009
Doodle 135 - Mongo and Frenchy

Doodle 135 - Mongo and Frenchy

This is a doodle of a couple of friends of mine I call Mongo and Frenchy.  It’s more a funny depiction of the nicknames then a caricature.  It’s certainly not drawn to scale.

Doodle 134 – Facial Study (Norman Rockwell)

June 28, 2009
Doodle 134 - Facial Study (Norman Rockwell)

Doodle 134 - Facial Study (Norman Rockwell)

First, my apologies to Mr. Rockwell.  The basis of this doodle is a Norman Rockwell painting of a boy writing a letter to his sweetheart.  I seemed to have veered pretty far off on this one, and I’m inadvertently beginning to get cartoony again.  That’s what I get for trying to imitate greatness.

Doodle 133 – Facial Study (Kids)

June 27, 2009
Doodle 133 - Facial Study (Kids)

Doodle 133 - Facial Study (Kids)

This doodle just goes to prove that I’m horrible at portraits.  It’s based on an old Christmas photo of our boys and the doodle of my oldest has some issues.  Guess I need lots more practice.

Doodle 132 – Facial Study (Alex Ross)

June 26, 2009
Doodle 132 - Facial Study (Alex Ross)

Doodle 132 - Facial Study (Alex Ross)

I was searching through Alex Ross‘ site and found a sketch of Captain Marvel I thought I could base a doodle on.  Why is everyone always looking to their right?

Doodle 131 – Facial Study (Mucha)

June 25, 2009
Doodle 131 - Facial Study (Mucha)

Doodle 131 - Facial Study (Mucha)

This doodle was based on a Job poster by Alphonse Mucha, one of my favorite artists.

Doodle 130 – Facial Study (Old Man)

June 24, 2009
Doodle 130 - Facial Study (Old Man)

Doodle 130 - Facial Study (Old Man)

This doodle is not really based off anything specific.  Just a doodle of an old man.

Doodle 129 – Facial Study (Pepper)

June 23, 2009
Doodle 129 - Facial Study (Pepper)

Doodle 129 - Facial Study (Pepper)

Today’s doodle is based on the Pepper character by Artgerm.

Doodle 128 – Facial Study (Hana)

June 22, 2009
Doodle 128 - Facial Study (Hana)

Doodle 128 - Facial Study (Hana)

In an effort to improve any skills I may possess outside of drawing cartoony people, I decided to do a series of facial studies.  My own skills are quite lacking in this area, so most days I’ll find a reference, and try to make the doodle unique.  Today’s doodle is based off the Hana character by Joshua Middleton.

Doodle 127 – Zombie Domo

June 21, 2009
Doodle 127 - Zombie Domo

Doodle 127 - Zombie Domo

doodle 127 sketch

doodle 127 sketch

This doodle is pretty simple.  I wanted to do something in a flat layer/wood cut look.  I thought Domo would be a good subject, so I made him a zombie.  I should have spaced his eyes out more though…  That’s what I get for not using a reference.

Doodle 126 – Got a little Nerd in you?

June 20, 2009
Doodle 126 - A little Nerd in you?

Doodle 126 - Got a little Nerd in you?

Whenever I see those funny Captain Morgan commercials with people striking the “boot up on a keg” pose while the narrator says “Got a little Captain in you?”, I always think that idea can be ported to lots of funny things.  This doodle is just a geeky version of that idea.

Doodle 125 – Cardboard Monster

June 19, 2009
Doodle 125 - Cardboard Monster

Doodle 125 - Cardboard Monster

So, I had this piece of cardboard on my desk and I thought I’d doodle on it today, but what to draw?  Why a cardboard box monster of course!  I think the shoebox feet was a pretty good pun.

Doodle 124 – Video Game Monster

June 18, 2009
Doodle 124 - Video Game Monster

Doodle 124 - Video Game Monster

A good friend of mine has been in town for a few days this week, so we’ve been gaming pretty much every night.  Mainly Star Wars Battlefront I/II and all the band versions of Guitar Hero.  Another good friend joined us last night, so it was quite the reunion.

Doodle 123 – Bender Horror

June 17, 2009
Doodle 123 - Bender Horror

Doodle 123 - Bender Horror

This is totally a co-workers idea.  He’s a big fan of Bender and asked me to doodle this up.  Awesome idea Brent!

(no sketch this time, I did it completely  in inkscape)


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