Mr. Pierson

This is my friend’s cat. He often posts pictures of him on Facebook and every time I see him, I want to draw him. Last night I got a strong urge to illustrate him in a completely new style. I sent it to my friend and he mentioned something about Mr. Pierson needing his own book. Something to ponder…

Sketch Daily: Free Draw Friday

Cartoon Twenty One Pilots! I’ve wanted to make Tyler and Josh into cartoon characters for a while now, but every time I attempted it, I wasn’t happy with how it was turning out. I think part of the reason I was having so much trouble was that I couldn’t capture their likeness. But then I decided to draw them from the music video Chlorine and putting them into a scene with context helped a lot. I still want to explore different cartoon styles for them, so they might show up again. Ok, who am I kidding? They’ll definitely show up again.

Nervous Gazelle

I might turn this into a series – cartoons of animals portraying some kind of emotion. I think it’ll be a good skill builder. I included a time elapsed process vid too.

Vintage Sleeves

I found a vintage Simplicity sewing pattern on Pinterest which featured only sleeves and thought it would be good practice for drawing cloth. I think I finally understand how to draw ruffles.

Rich the Ostrich

I wish I could say that Rich is an original character of mine, but he is an adaption of a drawing from my new Christopher Hart Cartooning book. I love Christopher Hart’s illustration style so I like to re-draw his characters to get used to the lines and shapes he uses. The original drawing didn’t include the hat but Rich doesn’t go anywhere without his baseball cap. Wouldn’t he make a fun kid’s book character?

100 Digital Heads Challenge, # 21

I keep trying different brushes & techniques with these which is good because it’s helping me figure out what I like & don’t like. Hopefully by the time I get to 100 I have brushes and a style that I’m happy with.

Sketch Daily: Free Draw Friday

I got a new Christopher Hart book. Yes, this is my 6th one (I think I have an art book addiction, send help). This one is all about cartooning and even includes a section about animals. I really like it because I’m trying to learn how to simplify shapes and details and it gives tons of examples and things to practice. Today I decided to draw a teen boy because I very rarely draw boys and I definitely need the practice. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, but it took me quite a while to get it right. I kept wanting to add too many details and I had to force myself to simplify. I know I’ll get the hang of it eventually, but for now it’s a struggle.

100 Digital Heads Challenge, # 20

I wasn’t really inspired by today’s portrait so I just plowed through it. I’ve noticed the ones I don’t enjoy drawing are usually sculptures. I’m not really sure why, but they don’t excite me. 1/5th of the way there!