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.
Archive for November, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
A few months ago I posted about our local First 6 association holding a design contest for a new logo. This was one of the ideas I submitted though I removed the base name from the bottom of this version. Today I found out that this submission was chosen and I even won a prize! I’ll find out what the prize is tomorrow.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
Continuing my unintentional string of digital stuff this week, I drew this little guy on Inkscape and then colored and textured in The Gimp.