Monday, February 21, 2011

Kate Beaton fan art

Well, on my break at work, I took a little time to draw some holiday-themed Fat Pony fan art. If you have not checked out Kate Beaton's 'Hark! A Vagrant' you should because it is very funny. She has some hilarious "reviews" of novels, like Nancy Drew and Jane Austen.

These were drawn on the backs of scrap paper with a regular pen and highlighter.

St. Patrick's
Valentine's Day

Friday, February 18, 2011

Faces, part 6

Ok. So I said I was doing good drawing all the faces and cursed myself into not doing so well anymore. Still fun though. This was the night I was copying the magnificent Polly Guo (kisaru on deviant art), who wrote and drew Houdini and Holmes (which I proudly own). I just love Polly's style. Love it. So I had to copy it. Polly's are better, of course.

 Next up is a night on my own. Much less impressive, right? Oh well. Practice Practice. Maybe next month will be faces, too, but maybe not. I am getting bored of faces. It is hard to suck so much every night.

Any ideas for next month, anyways? I am not sure what to do. I might give up on the "Month of"s after 1 month!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Faces, part 5

First a dude from a new comic, Gingerbread Houses.
Then a dude from Pearls before Swine, which happened to be my google background at the time I was drawing.
A couple of terrible Wonderwomans, the first one based on the comic stuff by MAC for their Wonderwoman makeup, which I have coming in the MAIL!!!
Then just some terrible faces I made up. I should put up my sketches of Reggie and Pam from a story Abe wrote...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Faces, part 4

And continuing with more and more and more faces! Back to copying some photos this time. The first one is by Lohey and the second is by ManiacFairytale. Then I tried to draw Mathew Perry (because I was watching his new show Mr. Sunshine) and I failed miserably.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Faces, part 3

And the faces continue. I am really enjoying copying other people's styles, so here's some more.
The first row, I was trying to draw some of the guys on the TV show Traffic Light, but I did not succeed.
The second row is Superman and Robin by Evan "Doc" Shaner.
On the bottom row is a gnome by Angry Bird, who doesn't seem to be updating her deviantart account but does have some great stuff up on Etsy.
Finally, what started out as Kirk and turned into some football player looking guy.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Faces, part2

Next round of faces - these are from last night. I was having a hard time finding faces to draw on Google (lots of creepy images) so I moved on to copying the art of artists I watch on deviant art. Last night, I studied Otis Frampton. He does 7 by 7 sketch cards that are just awesome. 
Top left: Cigarette smoking man from "X-files" by Otis Frampton.
Top-right: Zatanna by Otis Frampton (He's so much better than this.) I didn't actually like this until the next day.
Middle left top: my horrible version of Nite Owl by Otis Frampton - I wrote "bugger"
Middle left bottom: Old superman? WTF?
Middle right: tiny batman saying "Ooh!"
Bottom left: Ooh wowie mouthie.
Bottom right: Ugly batman :(

The last few I just made up. I have been trying to draw Batman for years and have never succeeded.

Friday, February 4, 2011

First Faces

First three days of February faces. The pencil did not scan very well. Sorry.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let the Wild Rumpus Start

Yes, that's from "Where the Wild Things Are" by the talented Maurice Sendak. This is my submission to this weeks Ten Ton Studio Sketch Challenge, which is always full of amazing entries.

Do you think it is as cute as I do that they are drinking tea and eating scones? (That is what is on the place in the center.) Max is even holding his pinkie finger out!

Maurice Sendak's books are some of my most fondly remembered books from childhood. I actually recently bought "Where the Wild Things Are" for $9 at a grocery store. It is one of the sad things about new children's books. The art has gone to hell. Maurice Sendak, Beatrix Potter, even A.A Milne's illustrations for his book Winnie the Pooh all use beautiful art in children's books. Now we have the most boring cartoon styles with garish primary colors. I suppose they still make children's book with nice art, but I don't see it often. If you know of new children's book with art of this quality, I would be curious to see it.