AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 39

("Blowing smoke". Friday 6/13/14. Pencil.)

(“Blowing smoke”. Friday 6/13/14. Pencil.)

("African masks". Saturday 6/14. Pencil.)

(“African masks”. Saturday 6/14. Pencil.)

("Father's Day". Sunday 6/15. Pencil.)

(“Father’s Day”. Sunday 6/15. Pencil.)

("Mask Woman". Monday 6/16. Pencil.)

(“Mask Woman”. Monday 6/16. Pencil.)

("Smoke animals". Tuesday 6/17/14. Pencil.)

(“Smoke animals”. Tuesday 6/17/14. Pencil.)

("Tree block". Wednesday 6/18/14. Pencil.)

(“Tree block”. Wednesday 6/18/14. Pencil.)

("Line Dance". Thursday 6/20. Pencil.)

(“Line Dance”. Thursday 6/20. Pencil.)

AAD (Art a Day Project) : Week 33

("Beach Line Drawing". Friday 5/2/14. Pen.)

(“Beach Line Drawing”. Friday 5/2/14. Pen.)

("Trap". Saturday 5/3/14. Pen.)

(“Trap”. Saturday 5/3/14. Pen.)

("Betrayal". Sunday 5/4/14. Pen.)

(“Betrayal”. Sunday 5/4/14. Pen.)

("Roma Girl". Tuesday 5/5/14. Pen.)

(“Roma Girl”. Monday 5/5/14. Pen.)

("Arthur and Lulu - character sketch". Wednesday 5/6/14. Pen.)

(“Arthur and Lulu – character sketch”. Tuesday 5/6/14. Pen.)

("Decorative". Wednesday 5/7/14. Pen.)

(“Decorative”. Wednesday 5/7/14. Pen.)

("Lulu - character sketch". Thursday 5/8/14. Pencil.)

(“Lulu – character sketch”. Thursday 5/8/14. Pencil.)

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 18

("Hooded Figure". Friday 1/17/14. Pen.)

(“Hooded Figure”. Friday 1/17/14. Pen.)

("Dragon". Saturday 1/18/14. Pen.)

(“Dragon”. Saturday 1/18/14. Pen.)

("Scarecrow, anime style". Sunday 1/19/14. Pen. Inspired by Wizard of art by Kajusx.)

(“Scarecrow, anime style”. Sunday 1/19/14. Pen. Inspired by Wizard of art by Kajusx.)

("Ariel". Monday 1/20/14. Pen.)

(“Ariel”. Monday 1/20/14. Pen.)

("Indian Design". Tuesday 1/21/14. Pen.)

(“Indian Design”. Tuesday 1/21/14. Pen.)

("The Grand High Witch". Wednesday 1/22/14. Pen.)

(“The Grand High Witch”. Wednesday 1/22/14. Pen.)

("Death". Thursday 1/23/14. Pen.)

(“Death”. Thursday 1/23/14. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 15

This week’s experiment was all about fairy tales (the original, super dark versions) and drawing in pen. My friends graciously let me use their images in this week’s drawings.

This was kind of a blast from the past for me. I used to draw stuff in pen like this all the time growing up – little doodles with a ton of tiny details. It really made me happy to be doing this again. And it inspired some new work, which I’ll post in another blog when I’ve finished it.

("Manpunzel". Friday 12/27/13. Start - 8:50 pm. End - 10:20 pm. Pen.)

(“Manpunzel”. Friday 12/27/13. Start – 8:50 pm. End – 10:20 pm. Pen.)

("Letter decoration". Saturday 12/28/13. Start - 7:45 am. End - 1:31 pm. Pen.)

(“Letter decoration”. Saturday 12/28/13. Start – 7:45 am. End – 1:31 pm. Pen.)

("Page decoration". Sunday 12/29/13. Start - 5:01 pm. End - 5:39 pm. Pen.)

(“Page decoration”. Sunday 12/29/13. Start – 5:01 pm. End – 5:39 pm. Pen.)

("Snow White". Monday 12/30/13. Start - 8:30 pm. End - 10:47 pm. Pen.)

(“Snow White”. Monday 12/30/13. Start – 8:30 pm. End – 10:47 pm. Pen.)

("Tam Lin". Tuesday 12/31/13. Start - 10:32 pm. End - 12:34 am. Pen.)

(“Tam Lin”. Tuesday 12/31/13. Start – 10:32 pm. End – 12:34 am. Pen.)

("The Four Clever Brothers". Wednesday 1/1/14. Start - 9:30 am. End - 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

(“The Four Clever Brothers”. Wednesday 1/1/14. Start – 9:30 am. End – 1: 56 pm. Pen.)

("Cinderella". Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start - 8:00 pm. End - 8:29 pm. Pen.)

(“Cinderella”. Art deco style. Thursday 1/2/14. Start – 8:00 pm. End – 8:29 pm. Pen.)

AAD (Art a Day Project): Week 7

("Hanging Doll". Friday 11/1/13. Start- 9:02 pm. End- 9:34 pm. Sharpie. Totally was not feeling like drawing, obviously.)

(“Hanging Doll”. Friday 11/1/13. Start- 9:02 pm. End- 9:34 pm. Sharpie. Totally was not feeling like drawing, obviously.)

("Transformation". Saturday 11/2/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 10:32 pm. Sharpie. Picture came out a little wonky.)

(“Transformation”. Saturday 11/2/13. Start- 8:45 pm. End- 10:32 pm. Sharpie. Picture came out a little wonky.)

("Eating Flowers". Sunday 11/3/13. Start- 7:32 pm. End- 9:43 pm. Pencil and Sharpie. My favorite from this week! I didn't realize how long it takes to do pointillism though.)

(“Eating Flowers”. Sunday 11/3/13. Start- 7:32 pm. End- 9:43 pm. Pencil and Sharpie. My favorite from this week! I didn’t realize how long it takes to do pointillism though.)

("Ophelia". Monday 11/4/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Sharpie. I think you can tell what mood I'm  by looking at each drawing. Or at least I can. Winter is setting in. Blah.)

(“Ophelia”. Monday 11/4/13. Start- 5:30 pm. End- 11:03 pm. Sharpie. I think you can tell what mood I’m by looking at each drawing. Or at least I can. Winter is setting in. Blah.)

("Anathomen Draco". Tuesday 11/513. Start- 12:02 pm. End- 1:28 pm. Sharpie and Pencil. I've noticed that with a lot of these drawings there is potential for a more fully fleshed out idea, but I can't really express what I want in one day's worth of drawing.)

(“Anathomen Draco”. Tuesday 11/513. Start- 12:02 pm. End- 1:28 pm. Sharpie and Pencil. I’ve noticed that with a lot of these drawings there is potential for a more fully fleshed out idea, but I can’t really express what I want in one day’s worth of drawing.)

("Apocalyptic Ballet". Wednesday 11/6/13. Start- 2:36 pm. End- 9:42 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Apocalyptic Ballet”. Wednesday 11/6/13. Start- 2:36 pm. End- 9:42 pm. Sharpie.)

("Aurora Borealis". Thursday 11/7/13. Start- 8:21 pm. End- 9:28 pm. Sharpie and Colored Pencil.)

(“Aurora Borealis”. Thursday 11/7/13. Start- 8:21 pm. End- 9:28 pm. Sharpie and Colored Pencil.)

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: