Archive for November, 2009

Doodle 289 – Camping Packing

November 30, 2009

Doodle 289 - Camping Packing

Tomorrow, I’m going on a two day camping trip with my son’s 4th grade class (fifth grad is going too).  So I thought I would doodle my trusty old backpack.  If any of you are old enough to remember the first Pepsi Points/Pepsi Stuff promotion, I saved up to get the Mountain Dew backpack, and have been using that thing for the last 12-13 years.  It went to bootcamp with me, hauled groceries up and down the hill even week in Korea, and has always been there when I needed it.

Doodle 288 – Planet 51

November 29, 2009
Doodle 288 - Planet 51

Doodle 288 - Planet 51

I couldn’t think of anything to doodle today so I thought I would quickly sketch up the astronaut from Planet 51, which we went to see this weekend.  It was a really good movie, the boys enjoyed it, and it was riddled with homages to geeky flicks from my youth.

Doodle 287 – Reading Certificate Complete

November 28, 2009

Doodle 287 - Reading Certificate Complete

This is what the final reading certificate ended up looking like.

Here’s an example of how the web page functionally works. Check out the print preview to get a better idea.

Doodle 286 – Reading Certificate Parts

November 27, 2009

Doodle 286 - Reading Certificate Parts

These are the final pieces that I had to generate for my son’s school’s reading certificates.  Now I just need to code up the web page and I’ll probably use it as my doodle tomorrow.

doodle 286 sketch

Doodle 285 – Give Thanks!

November 26, 2009

Doodle 285 - Give Thanks!

Today we had some friends over for Thanksgiving and one of the games we played was UNO Jenga, which was a lot of fun as long as the little ones didn’t bump the table constantly.  We also got to turn on all our Christmas lights when it got darker, hence the somewhat odd subjects of this doodle.

Doodle 284 – Turkey’s Last Stand

November 25, 2009

Doodle 284 - Turkey's Last Stand

If this little guy can just make it one more night, his chances of survival greatly increase.

I found out that my prize for the logo contest was a $50 gift certificate, which I will put to good use.  Thanks First 6!!!

Doodle 282 – Master Chief and GIR

November 23, 2009

Doodle 282 - Master Chief and GIR

My nephew had another request, this time for Master Chief from Halo with GIR from Invader Zim.  Not sure why, but I was happy not to have to think of anything to draw today.

Doodle 281 – E.T.’s Dog

November 22, 2009

Doodle 281 - E.T.'s Dog

Another crazy creature that popped into my head.  My wife said it looked ugly, then I told her it looked like E.T.’s dog and I had little control over the things that pop into my head.

Doodle 280 – Reading Certificate Work

November 21, 2009

Sailing Ship

Different Books

Our boys’ school has a reading club that I need to make certificates for.  So today I doodled a few of the elements that I will pull into the final composition.  I think when I’m all done I’ll build a jQuery html page that the teacher can enter a list of student names, and it will automatically generate all the certificates.

Doodle 280 – Dug the Dog

November 20, 2009

Doodle 279 - Dug the Dog

doodle 279 inkscape sketch

doodle 279 inkscape sketch

Tonight the we all watched Up again, and I have to say though I’d often side with Carl, my favorite character is Dug.  You just can’t beat “I hid under your porch because I was afraid and I LOVE YOU!”

Doodle 278 – LEGO Iron Man

November 19, 2009

Doodle 278 - LEGO Iron Man

Just a quick doodle tonight of what I thought a LEGO Iron Man might look like.  My boys have some of the newer LEGO Knights helmets which have a full faceplate that fits over a normal helmet.  I thought LEGO could make an Iron Man face plate to work the same way.

Doodle 277 – Boba Fett

November 18, 2009

Doodle 277 - Boba Fett

doodle 277 inkscape vector

I was trying to figure out what to draw today and I looked over at my Boba bobble-head and the decision was made for me.  I decided not to use any lines or gradient coloring and to rely on simple shapes.  I think it came out pretty good, but I fiddled with it for about an hour more then I should have in The Gimp.  Darn compulsive anal-retentiveness.

Doodle 276 – Junkyard Troll

November 17, 2009

Doodle 276 - Junkyard Troll

doodle 276 inkscape sketch

Continuing my unintentional string of digital stuff this week, I drew this little guy on Inkscape and then colored and textured in The Gimp.

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