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.)

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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 16

("Hypnotist". Friday 1/3/14. Start - 10:23 pm. End - 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Hypnotist”. Friday 1/3/14. Start – 10:23 pm. End – 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

("Art Deco Negative". Saturday 1/4/14. Start - 9:38 am. End - 10:51 am. Sharpie.)

(“Art Deco Negative”. Saturday 1/4/14. Start – 9:38 am. End – 10:51 am. Sharpie.)

("Babysitter". Sunday 1/5/14. Start - 9:45 am. End - 10:35 am. Sharpie.)

(“Babysitter”. Sunday 1/5/14. Start – 9:45 am. End – 10:35 am. Sharpie.)

("Star Money". Monday 1/6/14. Start - 2:32 pm. End - 8:53 pm. Pen.)

(“Star Money”. Monday 1/6/14. Start – 2:32 pm. End – 8:53 pm. Pen.)

("C&C". Tuesday 1/7/14. Start - 2:05 pm. End - 2:45 pm. Sharpie.)

(“C&C”. Tuesday 1/7/14. Start – 2:05 pm. End – 2:45 pm. Sharpie.)

("Kasa Obake". Wednesday 1/8/14. Start - 2:37 pm. End - 2:59 pm. Pen.)

(“Kasa Obake”. Wednesday 1/8/14. Start – 2:37 pm. End – 2:59 pm. Pen.)

("Yokai". Thursday 1/9/13. Start - 2:32 pm. End - 3:00 pm. Pen.)

(“Yokai”. Thursday 1/9/13. Start – 2:32 pm. End – 3:00 pm. 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 10

So this is my tenth week of drawing one picture a day. I’ve learned so much about myself already. What type of art I like, what things inspire me the most, how much willpower I have. That I take really crappy pictures of my artwork. All very exciting things.

As of this post I have 4 more pages left in my drawing pad: an entire book filled with my artwork.

This week has been one of my favorites.

Theme- “Outside the box”

("Negative Koi". Friday 11/22/13. Start- 2:42 pm. End- 10:43 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Negative Koi”. Friday 11/22/13. Start- 2:42 pm. End- 10:43 pm. Sharpie.)

("Outside the comic". Saturday 11/23/13. Start- 4:55 pm. End- 5:29 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Outside the comic”. Saturday 11/23/13. Start- 4:55 pm. End- 5:29 pm. Sharpie.)

("Squashed Deco". Sunday 11/24/13. Start- 6:34 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Squashed Deco”. Sunday 11/24/13. Start- 6:34 pm. End- 7:11 pm. Sharpie.)

("Oni Box". Monday 11/25/13. Start - 3:06 pm. End - 10:29 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Oni Box”. Monday 11/25/13. Start – 3:06 pm. End – 10:29 pm. Sharpie.)

("Fan art- Wonder Woman". Tuesday 11/26/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 1:19 am. Sharpie. Comics are awesome.)

(“Fan art- Wonder Woman”. Tuesday 11/26/13. Start- 2:34 pm. End- 1:19 am. Sharpie. Comics are awesome.)

("Fan art - Batman". Wednesday 11/27/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

(“Fan art – Batman”. Wednesday 11/27/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 11:19 pm. Sharpie.)

("Fan art- Superman". Thursday 11/28/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 5:48 pm. Sharpie. Happy Thanksgiving!)

(“Fan art- Superman”. Thursday 11/28/13. Start- 1:08 pm. End- 5:48 pm. Sharpie. Happy Thanksgiving!)

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 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): 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.