AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 52

Well, this is it. The final week of my year long project.

("Palm reading". Friday 9/12/14. Pen.)

(“Palm reading”. Friday 9/12/14. Pen.)

("Out of my way". Saturday 9/13/14. Pen.)

(“Out of my way”. Saturday 9/13/14. Pen.)

("Eli and Ruth". Sunday 9/14/14. Pen + Colored Pencil.)

(“Eli and Ruth”. Sunday 9/14/14. Pen + Colored Pencil.)

("Dance Costume". Monday 9/15/14. Pen.)

(“Dance Costume”. Monday 9/15/14. Pen.)

("Body Balance". Tuesday 916/14. Pen.)

(“Body Balance”. Tuesday 916/14. Pen.)

("Midnight Snack". Wednesday 9/17/14. Pen.)

(“Midnight Snack”. Wednesday 9/17/14. Pen.)

("Floating". Thursday 9/18/14. Pen.)

(“Floating”. Thursday 9/18/14. Pen.)

("Charge". Friday 9/19/14. Pen.)

(“Charge”. Friday 9/19/14. Pen.)

("Old Man". Saturday 9/21. Pencil.)

(“Old Man”. Saturday 9/21. Pencil.)

("Me." Sunday 9/21/14. Pencil.)

(“Me.” Sunday 9/21/14. Pencil.)

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AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 29

This week I allowed myself the freedom of my comfort zone. I’m used to drawing women, drawing in pen, and drawing in a very detail oriented manner, so instead of stepping outside my box, I decided to stay inside and see what came from it.

Interestingly enough, I ended up with some diary type drawings (things that directly inspired me during the day), and some possible character designs for a graphic novel that I’m plotting.

("Jellyfish". Friday 4/4/14. Pen.)

(“Jellyfish”. Friday 4/4/14. Pen.)

("Mai". Saturday 4/5/14. Pen.)

(“Mai”. Saturday 4/5/14. Pen.)

("Minotaur". Sunday 4/6/14. Pen.)

(“Minotaur”. Sunday 4/6/14. Pen.)

("Grandmother Turtle." Monday 4/7/14. Pen.)

(“Grandmother Turtle.” Monday 4/7/14. Pen.)

"Awake." Tuesday 4/8/14. Pen.)

“Awake.” Tuesday 4/8/14. Pen.)

("From the garden". Wednesday 4/9/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil.)

(“From the garden”. Wednesday 4/9/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil.)

("Crow Queen". Thursday 4/10/14. Pen. For the crow that wouldn't leave me alone at lunch today.)

(“Crow Queen”. Thursday 4/10/14. Pen. For the crow that wouldn’t leave me alone at lunch today.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 26

("Necromancer". Friday 3.14.14)

(“Necromancer”. Friday 3.14.14)

("Ursula".Saturday 3/15/14.)

(“Ursula”.Saturday 3/15/14.)

("Web". Sunday 3/16/14.)

(“Web”. Sunday 3/16/14.)

("Floating Islands". Monday 3/17/14.)

(“Floating Islands”. Monday 3/17/14.)

("Don Quixote". Tuesday 3/13/14.)

(“Don Quixote”. Tuesday 3/13/14.)

("Beyond". Wednesday 3/19/14.)

(“Beyond”. Wednesday 3/19/14.)

("Fire Maiden". Thursday 3/20/14.)

(“Fire Maiden”. Thursday 3/20/14.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 23

("La Mer". Friday 2/21/14. Pen.)

(“La Mer”. Friday 2/21/14. Pen.)

("Escape". Saturday 2/22/14. Pen and watercolor.)

(“Escape”. Saturday 2/22/14. Pen and watercolor.)

("Acrobats". Sunday 2/23/14. Pen.)

(“Acrobats”. Sunday 2/23/14. Pen.)

("Doodle". Monday 2/24/14. Pen.)

(“Doodle”. Monday 2/24/14. Pen.)

("Meerkat". Tuesday 2/25/14. Pen.)

(“Meerkat”. Tuesday 2/25/14. Pen.)

("Green Man". Wednesday 2/26/14. Pen.)

(“Green Man”. Wednesday 2/26/14. Pen.)

("Shield". Thursday 2/28/14. Pen.)

(“Shield”. Thursday 2/28/14. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 22

("Ali Baba". Friday 2/14/14. My first experiment with paint in a very long time.)

(“Ali Baba”. Friday 2/14/14. My first experiment with paint in a very long time.)

("Mariostar". Saturday 2/15/14. Pen. Lazy day.)

(“Mariostar”. Saturday 2/15/14. Pen. Lazy day.)

("Samurai and Geisha". Sunday 2/16/14. Pen. Another lazy day.)

(“Samurai and Geisha”. Sunday 2/16/14. Pen. Another lazy day.)

("Dragon Eggs". Monday 2/17/14. Pen.)

(“Dragon Eggs”. Monday 2/17/14. Pen.)

("Las bailarienes". Tuesday 2/18/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil. Inspired by old French magazine covers.)

(“Las bailarienes”. Tuesday 2/18/14. Pen, Sharpie, and Colored Pencil. Inspired by old French magazine covers.)

("La vie". Wednesday 2/19/14. Sharpie and Colored Pencil. Inspired by vintage French magazine covers.)

(“La vie”. Wednesday 2/19/14. Sharpie and Colored Pencil. Inspired by vintage French magazine covers.)

("La gitana". Thursday 2/20/14. Pen. I drew this one at a show. Inspired by the dancers and musicians.)

(“La gitana”. Thursday 2/20/14. Pen. I drew this one at a show. Inspired by the dancers and musicians.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 20

Twenty weeks down, thirty two more weeks to go…

This week I discovered the work of Aubrey Beardsley, who I highly recommend you look up. I absolutely adore his style, my favorite piece being his portrayal of Ali Baba.

That being said, this week’s drawings have a definite Art deco inspiration.

("Aphrodite Wine". Friday 1/31/14. Sharpie.)

(“Aphrodite Wine”. Friday 1/31/14. Sharpie.)

("Fashion". Tuesday 2/1/14. Pen.)

(“Fashion”. Saturday 2/1/14. Pen.)

("Moe Cigarette Ad". Sunday 2/2/14. Pen and Sharpie.)

(“Moe Cigarette Ad”. Sunday 2/2/14. Pen and Sharpie.)

("Moe Sign", Monday 2/3/14, Sharpie.)

(“Moe Sign”, Monday 2/3/14, Sharpie.)

("Kitsune", Tuesday 2/4/14. Sharpie.)

(“Kitsune”, Tuesday 2/4/14. Sharpie.)

("Witchcraft". Wednesday 2/5/14. Pen.)

(“Witchcraft”. Wednesday 2/5/14. Pen.)

("Phoenix". Thursday 2/6/14. Colored Pencil and Pen.)

(“Phoenix”. Thursday 2/6/14. Colored Pencil and Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 12

("Empress". Friday 12/6/13. Start- 7:18 pm. End- 9:08 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Empress”. Friday 12/6/13. Start- 7:18 pm. End- 9:08 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Death". Saturday 12/7/13. Start- 8:02 am. End- 9:07 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Death”. Saturday 12/7/13. Start- 8:02 am. End- 9:07 pm. Sharpie.)

("Belly Dancer". Sunday 12/8/13. Start- 4:17 pm. End- 5:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

(“Belly Dancer”. Sunday 12/8/13. Start- 4:17 pm. End- 5:02 pm. Colored Pencil and Sharpie.)

("Jackalope". Monday 12/9/13. Start- 2:37 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Pen.)

(“Jackalope”. Monday 12/9/13. Start- 2:37 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Pen.)

("Shadow". Tuesday 12/10/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 6:15 pm. Pen. I was really, really sick today.)

(“Shadow”. Tuesday 12/10/13. Start- 6:00 pm. End- 6:15 pm. Pen. I was really, really sick today.)

("Darth on a Unicycle". Wednesday 12/11/13. Start- 2:57 pm. End- 3:33 pm. Sharpie. This happened in real life.)

(“Darth on a Unicycle”. Wednesday 12/11/13. Start- 2:57 pm. End- 3:33 pm. Sharpie. This happened in real life.)

("Lazy Abstract". Thursday 12/12/13. Start- 11:35 pm. End- 11:48.)

(“Lazy Abstract”. Thursday 12/12/13. Start- 11:35 pm. End- 11:48.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 11

Well, I’ve filled one entire drawing pad now with artwork. We’ll see what this next book holds.

("Square". Friday 11/29/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 12:52 am. Sharpie. Attempt at humor. Learned I am not funny)

(“Square”. Friday 11/29/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 12:52 am. Sharpie. Attempt at humor inspired by an MST3K short on cheating. Learned I am not funny. I will leave humor to the professionals in the future.)

("Ten Cups". Saturday 11/30/13. Start- 11:00 am. End- 6:15 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards)

(“Ten Cups”. Saturday 11/30/13. Start- 11:00 am. End- 6:15 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards)

("Nine Cups". Sunday 12/1/13. Start- 10:48 am. End- 4:30 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards.)

(“Nine Cups”. Sunday 12/1/13. Start- 10:48 am. End- 4:30 pm. Sharpie. Messin around with Tarot cards.)

("Crappy Backdrop idea". Monday 12/2/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:30 pm. Colored pencil and sharpie. Look, I had a lot to do that day. I get some freebies dudes.)

(“Crappy Backdrop idea”. Monday 12/2/13. Start- 8:00 pm. End- 8:30 pm. Colored pencil and sharpie. Look, I had a lot to do that day. I get some freebies dudes.)

("Practice". Tuesday 12/3/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Pencil. I draw really crappy hands, so this was just a little extra practice)

(“Practice”. Tuesday 12/3/13. Start- 2:35 pm. End- 9:33 pm. Pencil. I draw really crappy hands, so this was just a little extra practice)

("Vegas". Wednesday 12/4/13. Start- 1:35 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil.)

(“Vegas”. Wednesday 12/4/13. Start- 1:35 pm. End- 10:28 pm. Pencil.)

("Harley". Thursday 12/5/13. Start- 12:45 pm. End- 2:58 pm. Sharpie. My fave this week.)

(“Harley”. Thursday 12/5/13. Start- 12:45 pm. End- 2:58 pm. Sharpie. My fave this week.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 9

("Failed Experiment- Phase 2 of the testing, however, did not go well. It seems that although human behavior started at adequate levels at the beginning of the experiment, animal tendencies took over as aggression rose. Subject L still refuses to wear human garments". Friday 11/15/13. Start- 12:37 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Failed Experiment- Phase 2 of the testing, however, did not go well. It seems that although human behavior started at adequate levels at the beginning of the experiment, animal tendencies took over as aggression rose. Subject L still refuses to wear human garments”. Friday 11/15/13. Start- 12:37 pm. End- 8:16 pm. Sharpie.)

("Thrown-behind-the-Curtain- Is there not another boy your age near the village? Yes, Thrown behind the Curtain said, he lives beyond the trees, in the spring. Thrown behind the curtain pointed to the west, towards the small cluster of trees past the last teepee in the village. Well, you should bring him here and make him live with us, his father said. Thrown behind the Curtain said, I cannot, because his teeth are too sharp like a river creature. But if you make me a suit of rawhide, he said, holding up the buffalo skins from the hunt, I will try and catch him." Saturday 11/16/13. Start- 12:05 pm. End- 2:03 pm. Sharpie. Based on a Native American legend.)

(“Thrown-behind-the-Curtain- Is there not another boy your age near the village? Yes, Thrown behind the Curtain said, he lives beyond the trees, in the spring. Thrown behind the curtain pointed to the west, towards the small cluster of trees past the last teepee in the village. Well, you should bring him here and make him live with us, his father said. Thrown behind the Curtain said, I cannot, because his teeth are too sharp like a river creature. But if you make me a suit of rawhide, he said, holding up the buffalo skins from the hunt, I will try and catch him.” Saturday 11/16/13. Start- 12:05 pm. End- 2:03 pm. Sharpie. Based on a Native American legend.)

("Flowers". Sunday 11/17/13. Start - 11:04 am. End - 11:38 am. Colored Pencil and sharpie.)

(“Flowers”. Sunday 11/17/13. Start – 11:04 am. End – 11:38 am. Colored Pencil and sharpie.)

("Abstract" Monday 11/18/13. Start - 1:30 pm. End - 2:01 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Abstract” Monday 11/18/13. Start – 1:30 pm. End – 2:01 pm. Sharpie.)

("Mau". Tuesday 11/19/13. Start - 2:34 pm. End - 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Mau”. Tuesday 11/19/13. Start – 2:34 pm. End – 3:00 pm. Sharpie.)

("Celtic Compass". Wednesday 11/20/13. Start - 2:36 pm. End - 11:56 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Celtic Compass”. Wednesday 11/20/13. Start – 2:36 pm. End – 11:56 pm. Sharpie.)

("Ouija" Thursday 11/21/13. Start - 2:43 pm. End - 10:23 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Ouija” Thursday 11/21/13. Start – 2:43 pm. End – 10:23 pm. Sharpie.)

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.