AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 5

("Dirty Robot". Friday 10/18/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:21 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Dirty Robot”. Friday 10/18/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:21 pm. Sharpie.)

("Comic Strip". Saturday 10/19/13. Start- 4:00 pm. End- 5:14 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Comic Strip”. Saturday 10/19/13. Start- 4:00 pm. End- 5:14 pm. Sharpie.)

("Zombie TV". Sunday 10/20/13. Start- 7:47 pm. End- 8:45 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zombie TV”. Sunday 10/20/13. Start- 7:47 pm. End- 8:45 pm. Sharpie.)

("Zeus and the Nymphs". Monday 10/21/13. Start- 1:00 pm. End- 7:53 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zeus and the Nymphs”. Monday 10/21/13. Start- 1:00 pm. End- 7:53 pm. Sharpie.)

("Forest Creature". Tuesday 10/22/13. Start- 2:08 pm. End- 9:20 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Forest Creature”. Tuesday 10/22/13. Start- 2:08 pm. End- 9:20 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Bigfoot". Wednesday 10/23/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:36 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Bigfoot”. Wednesday 10/23/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:36 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Catching the Unicorn". Thursday 10/24/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 9:59 pm. Pencil.)

(“Catching the Unicorn”. Thursday 10/24/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 9:59 pm. Pencil.)

AAD (Art A Day Project): Week 4

Oh, week 4. You started out so interesting and then just fell apart.

I met with an artist friend of mine early on in the week, and I got to see some of his artwork which was truly amazing (shout out to Doug Shafer. His work is awesome!- http://www.doug-shafer.com/art/)

He’s added Calligraphy to some of his work and I was looking at some of my Grandfather’s books from when he was a kid (really REALLY non-PC kid’s stories and history books, which are freaking hilarious to read now). So this week was inspired by words and illustration.

My life is getting more hectic with new and exciting art projects, but my will is still strong. So here ya go, week 4:

("Alligator". Friday 10/11/13. Start- 4:01 pm. End- 7:24 pm. Sharpie. Props to Sigil for the idea!)

(“Alligator”. Friday 10/11/13. Start- 4:01 pm. End- 7:24 pm. Sharpie. Props to Sigil for the idea!)

("Owl" Saturday 10/12/13. Start- 11:55 am. End- 4:45 pm. Sharpie. Props to Laurie and Michelle. I kind of combined parts of your ideas. Also ignore the purple marks up at the top. I got overzealous with the Alligator picture and colored onto the next day's page.)

(“Owl” Saturday 10/12/13. Start- 11:55 am. End- 4:45 pm. Sharpie. Props to Laurie and Michelle. I kind of combined parts of your ideas. Also ignore the purple marks up at the top. I got overzealous with the Alligator picture and colored onto the next day’s page.)

("Wolf". Sunday 10/13/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 10:26 pm. Sharpie. I started out this week thinking I was going to be drawing animals all week I guess.)

(“Wolf”. Sunday 10/13/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 10:26 pm. Sharpie. I started out this week thinking I was going to be drawing animals all week I guess.)

("The Fisherman" Monday 10/14/13. Start- 2:25 pm. End- 11:10 pm. Pencil and Sharpie)

(“The Fisherman” Monday 10/14/13. Start- 2:25 pm. End- 11:10 pm. Pencil and Sharpie)

("Part of my weird dream from the night before, except it was much better in my head". Tuesday 10/15/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 11:32 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(“Part of my weird dream from the night before, except it was much better in my head”. Tuesday 10/15/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 11:32 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

("Zombie Ad" Wednesday 10/16/13. Start- 8:49 am. End- 11:27 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Zombie Ad” Wednesday 10/16/13. Start- 8:49 am. End- 11:27 pm. Sharpie.)

("Today was my day off, so I didn't freaking care all that much." Thursday 10/17/13. Start- 12:30 pm. End- 2:20 pm. Pencil. Based on the Grateful Dead song "Jack-A-Roe", lyrics by them of course, no copyright infringement intended.)

(“Today was my day off, so I didn’t freaking care all that much.” Thursday 10/17/13. Start- 12:30 pm. End- 2:20 pm. Pencil. Based on the Grateful Dead song “Jack-A-Roe”, lyrics by them of course, no copyright infringement intended.)

So, as an aside, I just have to say that this week it got very hard to concentrate on my drawings. Usually I listen to people critiquing or playing video games to help me work (don’t ask me why; I don’t understand my motivations fully). But I discovered Game Grumps this week and I was laughing so much I could barely draw. Lesson learned. I get to watch videos AFTER I finish drawing, not during, or else nothing gets done.

See y’all next week.

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 3

Alright, week three! I had a lot of inspiration this week and I have to give credit where credit is due. I was listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin this week and got to thinking about their awesome album art and posters. That, and a prompt from one of my friends, inspired me to draw the four seasons personified. I didn’t mean to have a theme, it just sort of happened that way as the week progressed.

This is the first week I carried my drawing pad around with me, as this was a busier week and I had to hurry up and draw whenever I could find time. I ended up drawing on the bus a lot, which made me let go of any mistakes I made (public transportation isn’t the smoothest of rides). I almost want to keep track of where I’m drawing things now, as each picture has an interesting story behind it (besides the people who inspired them).

So here’s to week three. I actually like most of what I did this week, unlike last week. Check it out, and as always, feel free to give me suggestions if there’s something you’d like to see me draw.

 

("Evolution- We did it wrong". This is actually a rehash of something I've already done. I just wanted to try a block style thing. Friday, 10/4/13. Start- 4:36 pm. End- 5:44 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Evolution- We did it wrong”. This is actually a rehash of something I’ve already done. I just wanted to try a block style thing. Friday, 10/4/13. Start- 4:36 pm. End- 5:44 pm. Sharpie.)

("A Tree?" I honestly don't know what this is, but I don't like it. A failed experiment. Saturday, 10/5/13. Start- 6:10 pm. End- 8:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“A Tree?” I honestly don’t know what this is, but I don’t like it. A failed experiment. Saturday, 10/5/13. Start- 6:10 pm. End- 8:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Winter" Totally inspired by Alphonse Mucha and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to Jen for the idea of drawing the four seasons! The color is ok, but I liked it better when it was just black and white. Sunday, 10/6/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:18 pm. Colored pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Winter” Totally inspired by Alphonse Mucha and Led Zeppelin. Thanks to Jen for the idea of drawing the four seasons! The color is ok, but I liked it better when it was just black and white. Sunday, 10/6/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:18 pm. Colored pencil and Sharpie.)

Led Zeppelin Inspiration for "Winter"

Led Zeppelin Inspiration for “Winter”

("Herbst". Monday, 10/7/13. Start- 2:40 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Herbst”. Monday, 10/7/13. Start- 2:40 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "Herbst"

(Inspiration for “Herbst”

("Sommer" Tuesday, 10/8/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 10:01 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(“Sommer” Tuesday, 10/8/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 10:01 pm. Sharpie and Pencil.)

(Inspiration for "Sommer")

(Inspiration for “Sommer”)

("Frühling". Wednesday, 10/9/13. Start- 8:40 am. End- 11:27 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Frühling”. Wednesday, 10/9/13. Start- 8:40 am. End- 11:27 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "Frühling")

(Inspiration for “Frühling”)

("Trip to the Moon". Inspired by the 1902 Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès. Thursday, 10/10/13. Start- 5:05 pm. End- 7:31 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Trip to the Moon”. Inspired by the 1902 Le Voyage dans la lune by Georges Méliès. Thursday, 10/10/13. Start- 5:05 pm. End- 7:31 pm. Pencil and Sharpie.)

(Inspiration for "A Trip to the Moon")

(Inspiration for “A Trip to the Moon”. Also, check out the silent film itself (it’s an interesting look back at film history): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JDaOOw0MEE)

AAD (Art a Day Project): The Second Week

Well, it’s week two and my will is strong (I actually kept my word and drew a picture a day). However, this week was more difficult and I’m not really impressed with my drawings. I had a busy work week and I think it shows.

Oh well, it’s all part of the learning process.

So here you go, this week’s round of drawings! As always, feel free to give me ideas if there’s something you’d like to see me sketch.

("Envy". Friday 9/27/13. Start Time- 9:24 pm. End- 10:40 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sushila for the idea of drawing the seven vices/deadly sins)

(“Envy”. Friday 9/27/13. Start- 9:24 pm. End- 10:40 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sushila for the idea of drawing the seven vices/deadly sins)

("Radioactive Waste Poster". Saturday 9/28/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 2:00am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to both Chris and Jacob for the idea.)

(“Radioactive Waste Poster”. Saturday 9/28/13. Start- 8:45 am. End- 2:00am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to both Chris and Jacob for the idea. It looks better in person, I promise.)

("James, the Explorer". Sunday 9/29/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:39pm. Pencil. Props to James for the idea, as well as Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hey, it helps me draw to listen to people playing video games, alright?)

(“James, the Explorer”. Sunday 9/29/13. Start- 10:30 am. End- 6:39pm. Pencil. Props to James for the idea, as well as Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Hey, it helps me draw to listen to people playing video games, alright?)

("Creation". Monday 9/30/13. Start- 8:24 pm. End- 11:14 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. This one has a story, as I was thinking about all the different stories of creation that various cultures have. So, there are many gods in the universe. Long ago, a group of gods caught sight of one another from afar, and their bodies were stirred to a great passion. They ran towards one another, caught in their desire, and their bodies tangled until each god was indistinguishable from the next. This is how the earth was made. Each time the Earth shakes, it is one of these gods stirring. (This may have to be a new project-making up random creation stories)).

(“Creation”. Monday 9/30/13. Start- 8:24 pm. End- 11:14 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. This one has a story, as I was thinking about all the different stories of creation that various cultures have as I drew. So, there are many gods in the universe. Long ago, a group of gods caught sight of one another from afar, and their bodies were stirred to a great passion. They ran towards one another, caught in their desire, and their bodies tangled until each god was indistinguishable from the next. This is how the earth was made. Each time the Earth shakes, it is one of these gods stirring. (This may have to be a new project-making up random creation stories)).

("The Harvest". Tuesday 10/1/13. Start- 2:14 pm. End- 1:40 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sydney for this idea, and Alphonse Mucha (although I love his stuff waaaaay more than my paltry attempts)).

(“The Harvest”. Tuesday 10/1/13. Start- 2:14 pm. End- 1:40 am. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Sydney for this idea, and Alphonse Mucha (although I love his stuff waaaaay more than my paltry attempts)).

("Crescent Moon". Wednesday 10/2/13. Start- 7:40 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Ilonka  and the Last Unicorn for this one. (Have you guys noticed that I have to watch stuff while I draw? Why is that? I can't concentrate unless I'm multitasking...))

(“Crescent Moon”. Wednesday 10/2/13. Start- 7:40 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Props to Ilonka and the Last Unicorn for this one. (Have you guys noticed that I have to watch stuff while I draw? Why is that? I can’t concentrate unless I’m multitasking…))

("Vanity" Thursday 10/3/13. Start- 4:02 pm. End- 6:24 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Again, props to Sushila for this idea.)

(“Vanity” Thursday 10/3/13. Start- 4:02 pm. End- 6:24 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie. Again, props to Sushila for this idea.)

Not that I want to complain, but I’m just going to say that this project makes me very tired. Not in a “I’m never going to draw again!” kind of way, but in a “Oh crap, I have to finish this before I go to sleep” kind of way. So I’m suffering from a slight lack of sleep, but I’m looking forward to next week’s round of pictures.

Oh, and feel free to check out last week’s round of artwork: