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My First Toy

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This is my last blog entry of the year 2009. I figured this drawing would be fitting for this entry because it's of my first toy, a plush crow with a rubber face, which I got when I was born. As far as I know, I never had a name for it like I did my teddy bear Freddy. My parents kept it for years after I grew out of it. Not too long ago, they gave it back to me when they were sorting through some stuff. After the Freddy drawing I figured my first toy would be a good subject for a drawing, and another opportunity to use colored pencils. This is it for 2009. I'll be blogging my first blog of the new year soon, so watch for that. Happy New Year!

Freddy

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I drew this the night after Christmas Day. It's a drawing of my childhood friend. I got him for Christmas in 1986, when I was about five years old. I still have him now. I drew him in color pencil, and I drew him pretty much as he looked when I first got him. Now he's got bald spots on his chest, and his bow tie looks a little dirty. And his fur may not be as fuzzy as it used to. But I still think he's awesome.

Butterfly

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I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. I did. It sucks that it's over. I changed my music playlist on here back to the regular one. I figure, if you're like me, you don't want to think too much about the fact that it's not Christmas anymore. But I had a great Christmas with my family. They actually got up before I did this year. As is our Christmas Day tradition, we opened presents at home, then went over to Grandma's house and opened presents from her, then we all had Christmas dinner. The picture above is one I gave to my grandma as a Christmas present. I put it in a frame that said "I love my grandma", except there's a heart in place of the word "love". New Year's Eve is coming up. My family and I are going to have a snack spread and watch the ball drop. Next year is not only a new year, but the start of a new decade. So it'll be interesting to see what the new decade has in store.

Merry Christmas!

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Fish in Bowl

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My dad checked out a book from the library for me titled Colored Pencil. I've been reading the book, sharpening my skills with colored pencils. I've done a couple pictures so far, and this is the second one. The first one I might post later, as well as probably other ones to come.

Superman Logos

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Usually, I put the titles of the artworks in the title for the blog post, but considering the titles for these are kind of long, I decided to just use the title "Superman Logos". The first one is titled "Supermen - The Blur Logo". That's the one above. I basically took a picture of the Superman logo and photoshopped it to look like the logo on the shirt part of Clark Kent's "The Blur" costume on Smallville. Someone asked if I could do a logo like that for the villain Zod, so I did it. There it is below.



It's titled "Superman - Smallville Zod logo". Like with The Blur logo I photoshopped a picture of the Zod logo to look like the logo on Clark Kent's shirt part of his costume does.

New URL!

Hopefully this won't be too confusing for people who've gotten used to my old URL, but I've changed my URL for my art blog here. I figure it'll look better on my business cards. The URL was www.jmralls2001.blogspot.com, but, as you can see, it's now www.joshralls.blogspot.com.

Ben Bailey

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Recently, I got this autograph from Ben Bailey, comedian, actor, and star of the hit show Cash Cab on the Discovery channel. I decided to draw a portrait of Ben from the autograph I got from him.



Ben's got a website at TheRealBenBailey.com. He's a hilarious comedian. To me, he's one of the best comedians I've ever seen. He's a very talented actor too. Ben Bailey is an awesome guy.