Tuesday, September 09, 2014

21 days: Cardboard doodles

My family and I have found an incredibly fun hobby thanks to this day's assignment: cardboard doodles! The process goes something like this: get thin cardboard (we used cereal boxes). Draw on it in pencil. Cut it out. Get the markers and pens out and go crazy.




My original sloths...and then they take to the trees. Because of course they do!





This dude takes requests.



My girls are so into this - so far we've had the cast of several Disney movies, flowers, and a certain girl has been making tons of germs to decorate a reminder for Paul's students to wash their hands before their lessons. And her sister's created an adorable sink for them to go with!



Thursday, September 04, 2014

21 days: the eyes have it

This drawing challenge is called "the windows of the soul". If you will recall, that's why Yoko Ono wore dark wraparound specs, so that nobody could see into her windows. But I digress. 

The assignment was to draw one eye as realistically as possible, and to draw the other as design. I decided to grab a mirror and put them both in the same face. 

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

21 days: owlish by design

This assignment was to use reference material to draw just the most basic elements of an owl and create a design or almost a logo from them. So in my world, Pigwidgeon, Errol, and Hedwig all get designer makeovers.


Of course this is not my first foray into owlishness. Remember this one?


21 days: the dinosaurs take their show on the road

This day's assignment was to draw dinosaurs. So I did! My kind of dinosaurs. 


Tutu wearing dinosaurs...


Dinosaurs that get festive with balloons.... 


Tap-dancing dinosaurs...


Blue-suede-shoe wearing dinosaurs.


Those kinds of dinosaurs.


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

21 days: Reality is boring


This day's assignment started with this example at right of a very proper businessman in the rain. I've decided he's British. (Not that you can tell from the pic, just trust me, he is.) In any case, notice was made that all of his limbs were very close to his body, and if he'd been a silhouette, he'd make kind of a staid one.

The challenge was titled "Reality is Boring" and encouraged you to rearrange Mister Businessman so that he made a more interesting shape. Artistic license was encouraged. Poor Mister Businessman... I see a bit of a trip in your future.


Now that this assignment is done, I want to draw it all over looking more like this:


Monday, September 01, 2014

21 days: Tell a visual story

Day 13's assignment is to create a visual narrative within one rectangle - no words, no speech bubbles. It should come as no surprise that this was drawn during a nice round of family D&D, but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for dragons ever since I read my first Anne McCaffrey book.


Closeup!


And day 12's assignment: iconography. Anguish, hope, curiosity, mystery.



Thursday, August 28, 2014

21 days: monster-making!

I loved this assignment so much that I actually took time and scanned this one in. 


For some more monstrous goodness, check out some of my favorite monsters:


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

21 days: SuperDoodle

Today's challenge was to fill an entire 8.5x11 paper with doodles. My kind of assignment!