Archive for July, 2009

Doodle 167 – Captain America Remix

July 31, 2009
Doodle 167 - Captain America Remix

Doodle 167 - Captain America Remix

doodle 167 sketch

doodle 167 sketch

I had this idea to doodle Captain America with all his costume colors and components from realistic items, instead of spandex.  So he got a helmet with some frayed playing cards vice the hood and wings.  For the red and white stripes around his waist I gave him a multi-colored utility belt.  Rip off the sleeves so the t-shirt shows, and it’s pretty close to the normal thing.  Maybe?

Doodle 166 – Thor

July 30, 2009
Doodle 166 - Thor

Doodle 166 - Thor

For unknown reasons, I thought of this profile view of Thor and had to doodle it up.  I totally ran out of room on the paper which explains why the hammer is so small, but not why I drew it freakishly lopsided.  This is just one of those mistakes I couldn’t figure out how to cover up after I initially inked it.

I tried to color this doodle with The GIMP instead of Inkscape.  The workflow was a lot different, but was a good exercise in digital painting.  I’ve got lots of practice ahead of me before I ever get good at this.

Doodle 166 colored in The GIMP

Doodle 166 colored in The GIMP

Doodle 165 – Promotion Certificate

July 29, 2009
Doodle 165 - Promotion Certificate

Doodle 165 - Promotion Certificate

I thought I would post something I designed for work, thus the 2 minutes I spent on the doodle.  I normally do all the certificates and such for work in The GIMP which is easy enough for me to edit, but a little too difficult for others.  So I spent some time converting our certificates over to Inkscape so that anyone can edit the text, pick the right rank, slap in whatever background image they want, and Presto!  Click the preview below for a larger version.

promotion_cert

Doodle 164 – Boys First Flight

July 28, 2009
Doodle 164 - Boy's First Flight

Doodle 164 - Boy's First Flight

This morning my wife and kids flew home for summer vacation (I’ll be joining them next week with the van.)  This will be the first plane ride that they are both old enough to remember, and by all reports it went well.  The house is pretty quiet with just me and the dog here…

Doodle 163 – Random Faces

July 27, 2009
Doodle 163 - Random Faces

Doodle 163 - Random Faces

We’re going to be pretty busy tonight so I just doodled some random faces as I thought of them at work today.  Some of them almost escaped my cartoony-ness.

Doodle 162 – LEGO Power Miners

July 26, 2009
Doodle 162 - LEGO Power Miners

Doodle 162 - LEGO Power Miners

Ours boys are really into the LEGO Power Miners right now.  They want to eventually get every set, and they have been good at keeping the sets they have together.

I also made a separate page on this blog for our LEGO creations, so I can show them without interrupting the doodles.

Doodle 161 – Robot Ditch Digger

July 25, 2009
Doodle 161 - Robot Ditch Digger

Doodle 161 - Robot Ditch Digger

I wanted to draw something with a lot of wires and hoses and this guy popped into my head.  He’s sort of a homemade, scarecrow looking, robot with a bunch of old 40-50’s switching cables connecting all his parts.

Doodle 160 – Undiepants Dynamo

July 24, 2009
Doodle 160 - Undiepants Dynamo

Doodle 160 - Undiepants Dynamo

Doodle 160 - Undiepants Dynamo

doodle 160 sketch

What started out as a big hulking robot “pop and locking“, my little guy suggested I give him some undies.  I think it’s pretty cute that way…

Doodle 159 – Robot Foot Soak

July 23, 2009
Doodle 159 - Robot Foot Soak

Doodle 159 - Robot Foot Soak

This poor guy just wanted to soak his feet in this nice pool of oil after a long days work.  Guess he should have read the sign?

Doodle 158 – Hulk and The Thing

July 22, 2009
Doodle 158 - Hulk and The Thing

Doodle 158 - Hulk and The Thing

My boys had an Marvel comic out they got at the store, and somehow this image popped in my head.  Poor Thing is all made of rocks, otherwise I’m sure they’d have fun.

Doodle 157 – Polly Sally

July 21, 2009
Doodle 157 - Polly Sally

Doodle 157 - Polly Sally

Tonight, we lost a member of the family, our black bear hamster Polly Sally.  She was a great hamster, and always loved playing with the boys.  We will really miss her.

Doodle 156 – Magneto

July 20, 2009
Doodle 156 - Magneto

Doodle 156 - Magneto

doodle 156 sketch

doodle 156 sketch

I’m going to design a website for a friend to sell and trade poker chips so I was researching CMS options that work well with e-commerce.  I think I’ll probably try out magneto, hence the doodle.  I also took a stab at another timelapse of me drawing, this time from the very beginning.  It’s hard to keep my head out of the way, and attempt not to turn the paper all crazy.

Doodle 155 – LEGO Mars Mission

July 19, 2009
Doodle 155 - LEGO Mars Mission

Doodle 155 - LEGO Mars Mission

This morning I asked my oldest son what I should draw, and he said Mars Mission from LEGO.  This led me to David White’s blog, which is awesome!   I also decided to try out a little test video while I was finishing up this doodle.

I also came across Wordle, which takes common words from a blog and mashes them up.

Wordle doodleaday mashup

Wordle doodleaday mashup

Doodle 154 – Vader’s Mask Leaking

July 18, 2009
Doodle 154 - Vader's Mask Leaking

Doodle 154 - Vader's Mask Leaking

I asked my youngest son what I should draw today and he said “Darth Vader’s head.”  Simple enough, but I couldn’t help but throw in some sort of satire.  I wonder how often the Sith Lord sprung a leak, and if his minions had the guts to say anything?

I also found this little drawing of Sandy Cheeks from SpongeBob on the computer desk that my oldest son had drawn.  I think it’s pretty good for a nine year old.

Sandy Cheeks


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