Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Seven Years on Blogger

I looked back into the archives of my blog. My first post was Thursday, October 16, 2008. It's been about seven years since I started blogging on Blogger. A blog is a great tool for an artist. I think I read somewhere that you could have a blog to have potential employers look at. I like Blogger. For one thing, they have a stats page where you can see how many people are viewing your blog. I've gotten a lot of views on my blog. It also allows for easy redesigning of the look of your blog. There are templates you can customize. Blogger is a great site for an artist.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sam the Historian

"Sam the Historian"
I've been looking through Christopher Hart's book, Modern Cartooning, again lately. He shows different head shapes you can use for cartoon characters that you draw. I tried a round head shape for this drawing. This character looked to me like he could be a historian. At first I thought of naming him Abraham, but I then I thought Sam might sound better. I gave him facial hair similar to Tom Selleck in the film Quigley Down Under. I imagine Sam's specialty may be the old west. He's really into stuff about cowboys saloons and things like that. He also loves old trains. Sam is really enthusiastic about history.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blah

"Blah"
People are in a blah or dull mood sometimes. I have been. I hadn't done much with dA muro on deviantART in awhile, so I did this artwork. I should probably practice drawing more on dA muro. I draw very well on my paint shop programs on my computer, but I haven't had much experience doing that on dA muro. Usually when I use dA muro, I do something like abstract art on it. I don't usually go for any kind of realism. But I may give that a try on dA muro some time. I think, however, it can be fun to just mess around with the brushes and do something kind of spontaneous.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Penguin Face/Two-Face Face

"Two-Face Face"
"Penguin Face"


















Here are a couple of pictures I drew back in 2012. I drew the Two-Face picture on the back of the paper that I drew the Penguin picture on. I drew these in kind of my cartoon style. I also did one of the Joker, which I colored:

"Joker Face"
I used Sharpies to color the Joker drawing. I'm sure I've blogged my "Joker Face" drawing before, but it doesn't seem to be in my posts as far as I can tell. But, here it is. I drew these three artworks around the same time. I think they turned out pretty cool. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Yawn!

"Yawn"
I have yawning fits sometimes where I yawn till my eyes water. As far as I know, it's a mystery why we yawn. The Mythbusters once tested the myth that yawning is contagious. I don't remember if they proved it true, or if they busted it. I think my yawning fits are what caused me to draw this drawing. I drew the character yawning the way Charlie Brown shouts something like "AAARG!!!" The top of his head goes back so you can't see it. I wonder if doctors or scientists have ever tried to discover why we yawn.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Greg

"Greg"
I drew this based on some of what I've learned from Christopher Hart's book Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy. I named the character Greg. Greg seems to be a popular name. There's Greg Proops, Greg House, Greg or Dharma and Greg. Humany Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy is a great book!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Scott Pilgrim Gets Drawn

"Scott Pilgrim Gets Drawn"
I drew this on some scratch paper I got for Christmas some years ago. I got into Scott Pilgrim back then and I got the first book in the series for Christmas. I think I may have gotten the other five in the series with a Christmas gift card. I have the whole set now. Scott Pilgrim is awesome! those books have action, adventure, fantasy, comedy. They're drawn in a style that I think is considered manga. Bryan Lee O'Malley is the creator of Scott Pilgrim. He wrote the books and was the main artist on the books. The books were published by Oni Press. I saw the movie later on and it was cool. I think the books are the best though. Scott Pilgrim has to fight seven evil ex-boyfriends of Ramona Flowers before they can be boyfriend and girlfriend. The book starts out very real and becomes very surreal the more you get into it. Basically, the world becomes a video game. I recommend reading the Scott Pilgrim books, and watching the movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.