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?
Archive for July, 2009
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.