Archive for August, 2009

Doodle 198 – Donald “Cyclops” Duck

August 31, 2009
Doodle 198 - Donald "Cyclops" Duck

Doodle 198 - Donald "Cyclops" Duck

With the news that Disney is buying Marvel Comics, I started thinking of all the crazy mash-ups that could ensue of the two universes.  I had already started this other doodle of a lion with a splinter before I heard the news, but I couldn’t resist Donald blasting away.  Maybe I’ll do a series.  Tomorrow, Spider-Goof!

Sore Paw Lion

Sore Paw Lion

Doodle 197 – Car Stereo Install

August 30, 2009
Doodle 197 - Car Stereo Install

Doodle 197 - Car Stereo Install

I finally got off my duff today and installed the stereo I used to have in suburban in my wife’s car.  It’s the Sony CDX-GT610UI, pretty much the best head unit I’ve ever owned.

CD/MP3/WMA/ATRAC disc player

USB in front (thumb drives baby!!!)

Auxiliar jack in front

Native iPod dock

Doodle 196 – Sketching in the Dark

August 29, 2009
Doodle 196 - Sketching in the Dark

Doodle 196 - Sketching in the Dark

Tonight the boys and I were finally able to sleep in the tent, so I was forced to sketch the two of them sacked out in the dark.  I could barely see what it would look like, and contemplated cleaning it up once I came inside, but I thought that would be against the point.  Thus I give you my half blind, half asleep sketch.

Doodle 195 – jQuery Flashlight page

August 28, 2009
Doodle 195 - jQuery Flashlight

Doodle 195 - jQuery Flashlight

A few months ago I wrote a jQuery Flashlight page just for giggles because it was a fun idea.  Yesterday I found David Walsh had ported the idea to MooTools, which was cool to see that other people thought the idea was interesting as well.

flashlight

This was also the last day of class so I did a couple extra doodles.  And I just broke 2000 visits today.  w00t! (yes those are zeros)

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Humpty Dumpty Pirate

Humpty Dumpty Pirate

Doodle 194 – Astronaut Mirage

August 27, 2009
Doodle 194 - Astronaut Mirage

Doodle 194 - Astronaut Mirage

As a guy who snacks all day long, I always feel bad for astronauts off on their 8 hour spacewalks.  No potty or food while being stuck in that suit, I couldn’t do it.

Doodle 193 – Classroom Items

August 26, 2009
Doodle 193 - Classroom Items

Doodle 193 - Classroom Items

I’m in a class for the next three days which gives me more time to doodle (I retain the information better whilst doodling).  This is a random collection of things from around the room… plus a tire (not sure where that came from?).  I did a few more things today too.

swirls

swirls

Surfing Orca

Surfing Orca

Doodle 192 – Gas Pump Clock

August 25, 2009
Doodle 192 - Gas Pump Clock

Doodle 192 - Gas Pump Clock

I had this crazy idea to make a webpage clock that looked like an old gas pump, hence the doodle.  I wrote it using xHTML, CSS, and jQuery and I got the mechanics of the clock working.  Now I just need to design the pump to wrap the clock in.  Here’s some different versions of what I have so far and a screenshot.  (still working out IE bugs…)

Main version

Dark Version

Under the hood version

doodle 192 screenshot

Doodle 191 – Quill Pen Scribbles

August 24, 2009
Tractor

Tractor

Just some more playing around with the Rapid-o-graph quill nib my dad gave me on a little 3.5″ x 5″ sketchpad.  No rhyme or reason for the subjects.

random scribbles

random scribbles

Doodle 190 – New Bunnies

August 23, 2009
Doodle 190 - New Bunnies

Doodle 190 - New Bunnies

Another reasons for my sister to come and visit was to take home some bunnies that a person in our area could no longer have where she lived.  The boys were all about the bunnies and will miss them when my sister heads back home today.

I inked this sketch with a Rapidograph Quill Artpen that my dad gave me when we were home on vacation.  I actually got to raid a lot of his old illustration supplies and he gave me a ton of nice stuff.  I tried to use the original ink in the package which is probably 30+ years old, and was pretty thinned out and pale.  Time to head to the art store for some new ink.

Doodle 189 – Brick Fair 2009

August 22, 2009
Doodle 189 - Brick Fair 2009

Doodle 189 - Brick Fair 2009

Today my sister and brother-in-law drove down and he took our oldest son and I to the 2009 Brick Fair.  It was absolutely amazing what some of the people there created out of those simple little plastic pieces.

Doodle 188 – Stormy Camping

August 21, 2009
Doodle 188 - Stormy Camping

Doodle 188 - Stormy Camping

Tonight I was going to camp on the lawn with the boys, even though the forecast was for thunderstorms.  That has changed now to tornado warnings, so we’ll have to try again tomorrow.  I was actually excited since the rain would keep it cool during the night, but I’m not interested in waking up with the boys in the whimsical land of Oz.

Doodle 187 – Plankton Tankton

August 20, 2009
Doodle 187 - Plankton Tankton

Doodle 187 - Plankton Tankton

When I was looking through my cellphone pictures I found one I had taken on vacation that my little guy had drawn of Plankton from SpongeBob.  So I doodled the little guy in a tank like during the Atlantis Squarepantis episode.

Trude's Plankton

Doodle 187 – Bubba Fett

August 19, 2009
Doodle 186 - Bubba Fett

Doodle 186 - Bubba Fett

Meet Bubba Fett, the blacksheep of the Fett family.  More prone to sitting on the couch watching Jerry Springer then actually bounty hunting, he has shamed the entire Mandalorian race throughout the galaxy.

Doodle 185 – Seat Belt Drama

August 18, 2009
Doodle 185 - Seatbelt Drama

Doodle 185 - Seat belt Drama

Our little family had a major milestone today!  Our youngest son seems to have completely abandoned his long waged attempts to convince us that he needs help with his seat belt.  Instead of the normal “I can’t”, “It’s stuck”, “It’s too hard” lobbying, he buckled that sucker up seven or eight times today.  Not so much as a peep from him, though with much hoopla from Mom and Dad.  That’s one more pain in the rumpous down!  w00t!


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