Showing posts from September, 2012


There are various types of pencils. There are wooden pencils, mechanical pencils, lead holders, etc. There are various types of lead as well. It seems to me that wooden pencils, and maybe lead holders, are more advantageous than mechanical pencils. I think mechanical pencils are good for doing cartoony drawings, but when I need to do shading and things like that, I prefer wood pencils. I feel like wood pencils allow me more freedom. I honestly haven't used lead holders very much, but they may as well. If you're environmentally conscious, you can use pencils made of recycled wood, or other materials. I've got one pencil that's made of denim! As I said, there are different types of lead. I think the standard lead that is used for school work and things like that is a number two HB pencil. Different leads give you different shades, and some are darker while some are lighter. If you're an artist, you'll want to give careful consideration to what kinds of pencils yo…

Sinister Smiley Face

This is a sinister smiley face I drew recently. I thought about drawing a realistic looking smiley face, and this is what I ended up drawing. I occasionally draw smiley faces, and I draw them in different ways. This one makes me think of movies like Ghoulies. By the way, I redesigned my blog today. I've kind of been thinking about redesigning my blog for awhile now. I think it looks pretty cool.

Cartoon Self Portrait 4

This is a redraw of my "Working with Layers" artwork, hence the "deja vu" thought balloon. I did this as an exercise in consistency. When you're doing a comic strip or animated work, keeping your style consistent helps the effect of the work. I think the eyes are a little small here compared to how I would usually draw them. Also, cartoon me is not at exactly the same angle as in "Working with Layers." Other than that though, it's looks very consistent to me. 

Floating Head, a.k.a. DUB-DUB-DUB-DUB

I drew this while watching Top Gear on BBC America last night. I made it up. This creature is a DUB-DUB-DUB-DUB, and that's the extent of its vocabulary. It just says "DUB-DUB-DUB-DUB." It flies on those little wings on the sides of it's head. It's a small, light creature, so the wings can support it pretty well. I came up with the "DUB-DUB-DUB-DUB" part because it's something I said while stretching once. Despite it's droopy appearance, it's a fast-moving creature. So, this is what can happen when I draw while watching Top Gear late at night.

Doctor Who Art

In a previous blog post, I mentioned that I was thinking about doing Doctor Who drawings. I was sketching for the first one earlier, and I decided I'd rather do one drawing of all of them, and the TARDIS. That doesn't necessarily mean I'll draw them all on one sheet of paper. I might draw them each on individual sheets of paper and then put them together as one artwork. I'm really enjoying watching the new episodes of Doctor Who, which air Saturday nights at 9/8 c on BBC America. Matt Smith is an awesome Doctor, and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill are great companions. I've gotten so into this show that I decided I should do an Doctor Who artwork. It's a great show, and I very much recommend it. It's exciting!

Jack Miller, Private Eye

I thought it would be cool to draw Jack Miller as the classic type of private detective. The drawing is inspired by characters like Mike Hammer. There were a couple of great TV series in the '80s featuring Stacey Keach, Jr. as Mike Hammer. There was also a third one in more recent years.

Tumblr - Josh's Art Blog (Updated)

Since I joined Tumblr, I'd been tempted to start an art blog on there, even though I said I didn't need one on there because I have one here on Blogger. I finally decided this week that I would start one after all. I figure it'll give my art more exposure. Right now, I'm just posting artworks on my Tumblr art blog that, more or less of them, I've already posted on here. I've basically been posting them to Tumblr  from my deviantART gallery. So, if you want to check it out, it's at

Update: Just to be clear, I am still art blogging on here. It's just that now I'm art blogging on here AND on my Tumblr art blog.

Patriot Day

Today is Patriot Day. We remember the Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We will never forget them, nor will we forget the firefighters, police, and others who risked their lives to save others.


It's a new week, and a new month. The Doctor Who series seven premiere was awesome! Next Saturday's episode features "dinosaurs on a spaceship!" I'm thinking about what to do as far as art this week. One thing is, of course, to work on The Drawing Board. I think I'm going to study some of my art books to sharpen my skills. I might start working on some Doctor Who art. I've thought about doing a new design for my art blog. I think I'd like to see if I can come up with something for the banner, and maybe use a different template that Blogger offers. So, I'll see what happens with this week.