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BBC Symphony, Chorus & Singers - Auld Lang Syne

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Today is New Year's Eve! Here's hoping for a very happy new year!

Spirograph Outtake, And Happy New Year!

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Here's an outtake from my Spirograph drawings. It's not perfect, but I think it looks pretty good. Actress Eliza Dushku's birthday is today. Happy birthday, Eliza! It's also New Year's Eve eve. 2016 has been a rough year, and I'm sure everyone wants a happy 2017. Here's hoping it will be a good one.

Butler

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Here's a drawing from some years ago. I didn't necessarily intend for it to be of Alfred from Batman, but he kind of looks like him. Happy new year!

Munchie

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This is a picture I drew for a friend. It's a drawing of a dog they used to have. I was bummed about Christmas being over, and I thought doing a blog post, like I do on Mondays, might make me feel better. I had a great Christmas, and I hope everyone else who celebrates it had a great one too. I got some art supplies for Christmas. One of the things I got was a big Strathmore drawing pad, which I'm already thinking about what I might draw in it. The holidays aren't completely over yet. There's still New Year's. So, happy holidays!

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time

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I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas time. Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!

Bowser

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This is a commission I did for a friend some time ago. I drew it on black paper and colored it with colored pencils. Dogs are awesome animals. I hadn't done a colored pencil drawing on black paper in a long time, I think. I think I've improved with them over the years. I think black paper and colored pencil works better for some art than others. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Frienship

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This was inspired by the scene in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, where Kevin McCallister visits Duncan's Toy Chest, a toy store in New York. It's the scene where Mr. Duncan lets Kevin have two turtle doves as a token of the store's appreciation for his donation to the children's hospital. Turtle doves are a symbol of friendship. My family and I watch that movie every year at Christmas time. It's one of the best Christmas movies ever!

My Other Art Blog

I started a blog on Tumblr that's art related. I'm still blogging on this one. On the other one I blog my art as well as art-related things that inspire me, or that I just think is interesting. I'm going to see how long I keep it going. The blog is at this link.

Smiley Face Flower

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This is something I saw in a dream I had, so I decided to draw it. I think I've seen a smiley face flower in real life, although it didn't look like this. I drew this on paper, then scanned it and digitally colored it. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Martha Jones

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Here's one of my Doctor Who drawings. This one is of Martha Jones, one of the Tenth Doctor's companions. She's from the post-revival era of Doctor Who. She was a cool companion. This is one of those drawings on a page of doodles I'd done. I used a paint shop program to give it a better effect. Happy holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I did this recently. I think it was last week. There's not necessarily any particular reason for the sunglasses. I had a great Thanksgiving with my family. My mom made a great dinner, as always. Hopefully everyone else who celebrates Thanksgiving had a great one. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mjolnir (Thor's Hammer)

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Here's a drawing I did some years ago. It's of Thor's hammer from the movie, Thor. It's from the scene in the movie. I was looking through some old drawings yesterday and found this one. So, I thought it would be something I could blog.

Zen Pencils 203. LEONARDO da VINCI: Step away from the canvas

203. LEONARDO da VINCI: Step away from the canvas: “When the work exceeds the ideal of the artist, the artist makes scant progress, and when the work falls short of his ideal it never ceases to improve, unless avarice be an obstacle.” I…

I think the art related Zen Pencils comic strips are especially appealing to me. I like how they can motivate or inspire artists in their work.

8 tips for using reference on Bobby Chiu's YouTube Channel

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I thought I'd just blog this video about reference today. This guy makes some good points.

5 problems developing talent by Bobby Chiu

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Zen Pencils 201. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Art has no limits

201. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Art has no limits: Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks

I thought this was cool a inspirational comic from Zen Comics.

Developing your style by Bobby Chiu

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I found this video very interesting, and it may make me think more about my style. Maybe you'll want to check this out and, if you're an artist, it might get you thinking about your style too.

Zen Pencils 201. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Art has no limits

201. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Art has no limits: Can you imagine being one of Vienna’s most promising young composers, a piano virtuoso, next in line to the great Haydn and Mozart, only to discover, while in your late 20s, that you were losing yo…

Pencils

I have a tendency to use a regular pencil for my drawings. I figure if I do an elaborate portrait or something like that, I can use the different types of art pencils (HB, 2B, etc.). For some drawings though, I just use a pencil like you would use for writing. I especially do that if I'm doing something like a cartoon drawing. I've recently thought about using darker leads though. I've noticed when I draw in my sketchbook with a regular pencil, it seems like it maybe doesn't show up quite as dark as I'd like.

One type of pencil that I like is the one that doesn't have any wood around it. It's pretty much just graphite. With that type of pencil, you have more graphite when you use the pencil on its side. I also do some colored pencil drawings. I've used that technique with them as well. It can keep your pencil sharp without using a pencil sharpener.

There are many different types of pencils you can use, and there are different techniques to use them. Dra…

The Adventures Of Indiana Jones

I saw this fan video for an Indiana Jones animated series. After I watched it I thought about rereading my Indiana Jones omnibus, from Dark Horse Comics, some time. You can check out the video here. Patrick Schoenmaker is the guy behind the video. He has a site, the URL of which is mentioned at the end of the video. It's PatrickSchoenmaker.com. He's a very talented artist. I really like his art style. It would be great if they'd actually make an animated series of Indiana Jones with him.

Subscribe To

I haven't posted lately, as you can see. I may try to do some new posts (besides this one) soon. I have a "Subscribe to" feature off to the right side on here. If you subscribe to my blog with that, you may get updates when I post new blog entries. Or you can go to the "Followers" section and follow my blog.

Schoolism

Today I just thought I'd mention Schoolism. Bobby Chiu, a professional artist, talks about Schoolism on his deviantART page. Schoolism can help you on your way to becoming a professional artist. I recommend checking it out, and maybe you'll want to sign up. For more information, you can check out the site here. The sign up page is here.

The Human Torch

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Here's an old drawing I did of The Human Torch. I drew it on paper and scanned it and digitally colored it. The uniform is based on the Tim Story-directed Fantastic Four movies. The background is a patterned fill I used in a paint shop program.

M.M.: Maria Menounos

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Here's another initial drawing. It's been a long time since I drew this and the Jessica Alba drawing, but I must have decided to continue the initial thing into whichever was the second one. I found both drawings when I was going through some old artworks recently. They were both in a big sketchbook I have. I drew this the same way I drew the Jessica Alba drawing.

J.A.: Jessica Alba

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Here's an old picture I drew of Jessica Alba. It's her as she appeared at the premiere of her movie titled Honey. I drew it on paper and inked it with a Sharpie marker and a pen. I found it among my old artworks recently and decided to blog it.

Christopher Hart On deviantART

Christopher Hart has a deviantART page here. Christopher Hart authors books on how to draw. I have a few of them. Sometimes he posts funny journal entries or posts about contests that he's got going or will have going. If you haven't seen his deviantART page, or his site yet, I recommend checking them out.

Zen Pencils - 163. KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist

163. KEVIN SMITH: It costs nothing to encourage an artist: RELATED COMICS: Roger Ebert – On Kindness. Stanley Kubrick Answers a Question. Neil Gaiman – Make Good Art. Shonda Rhimes – A Screenwriter’s Advice. Ira Glass – Advice for Beginners. John Gre…

Building My Favorite Photoshop Custom Brush By Bobby Chiu

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Understanding What We See

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I like watching these videos and seeing things I can apply to my art.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to all those who celebrate it!


Review: The Manga Artist's Coloring Book - Girls!

I recently reviewed a book for Christopher Hart. The book is titled The Manga Artist's Coloring Book: Girls! The review is on Amazon, and you can see it at this link. It's a cool book!

7 Tips for the 21 Year Old Me by Bobby Chiu

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Here are some more great tips from Bobby Chiu. To see previous posts of tips from Bobby Chiu, click on the label below.

A Guy, Man

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This is something from last year. I put quite a bit of detail into the hair. I was looking through my old drawings to post something old since I don't have anything new ready to blog. I've been doing that lately. The title of this artwork is inspired by a character from the X-Files TV event earlier this year. There was a character named Guy Mann (I think that's the spelling).

Gesture Drawing with Alex Woo

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I don't have a drawing that I feel like blogging today, but here's a video from Alex Woo of Schoolism about gesture drawing.

Gray Alien

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I didn't want to bother scanning an artwork for a blog post today, so I'm blogging this. This is a digitally colored artwork I did some years ago. I watched some alien specials, hosted by Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek: the Next Generation, earlier this week. So, I thought this would be an appropriate artwork for a post. Whether you believe the stuff in those shows or not, they're interesting to watch.

The Face Of Gus

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Here's something I drew last year. It's just one of those drawings that I didn't necessarily have anything in mind for, and I just started drawing. I named him Gus. I thought that name suited him. The title of the drawing is a nod to the Face of Boe on Doctor Who, since the drawing is just of a face, or a head actually.

The Tourist

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When I was scanning this I realized it might not be entirely clear whether the alien character is leaving, or arriving on, Earth. My original intention was that the background in the drawing is his home planet and he was being beamed up to go to Earth.. I was trying to go for a background that didn't necessarily look like Earth. But I thought about other ways that people might interpret it. For example, he might be arriving on a post-apocalyptic Earth. As you can see, he's a big fan of Earth entertainment.

Angry Blob (Updated)

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This is something I drew last year. It's basically a mutant character in a post-apocalyptic scene. I've been thinking about blogging this drawing. I ended up deciding to blog it today. I draw characters like these sometimes. I draw weird creatures, I think because I don't have anything in particular to draw.

Update: I might go back and digitally color the original drawing of this, or maybe ink it and color it with colored pencils. I originally drew this on printer paper, so the latter is something I could do for that reason. I could do either.

Woman In Dress

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It's been awhile since I drew this, but I think I based it on a picture of Jessica Alba in a form fitting, peach colored dress at the premiere of her movie Honey. It's similar to the drawing I blogged Friday. I saved this one for today rather than blogging it last week or Sunday.

Woman With Katana

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Here's a drawing I did back in 2012. I thought about putting "Flashback Friday" in the blog title, but I decided not to. I have ideas for some new drawings, some of which I may blog on here. Also, I may blog some old drawings in some posts.

While I'm on this blog post, there was something that I thought about blogging yesterday, but I decided to wait till this post. Bobby Chiu did a journal post on deviantART about a video that Schoolism instructor Alex Woo did. It's about gesture drawing. You can check it out here. That's all for now.

Guy

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I drew this earlier this week using Bobby Chiu's arrow method. I was going to post a link to the video for it but I'm having trouble finding the video. I may put in a later blog post. Basically though, he shows to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth using arrows. I drew this picture in a 2.56 x 3.87 in The Dark Knight Rises sketchbook. It had newsprint type of paper in it. The sketchbook came with a larger sketchbook, pencils, an eraser, and a small manual pencil sharpener. The larger sketchbook also had newsprint paper in it. I recommend checking out Bobby Chiu's YouTube page here, and his Twitter page here.

Joker Face 2

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I was doing some drawing last night and this is one of the drawings I came up with. I consider it sort of a sequel to my "Joker Face" drawing, which I blogged about here. This one, as you can probably tell, is more like the Joker on Batman: the Animated Series.

Marketing for Artists 101 by Bobby Chiu

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Creating Opportunities Over the Internet with Bobby Chiu

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Pencil Drawing Techniques with Bobby Chiu

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I'm thinking of using these techniques for my drawings.

Bobby Chiu's YouTube Channel

I've blogged some videos from professional artist Bobby Chiu on here. He has a YouTube page here. I recommend checking out his YouTube channel. He posts videos where he gives tips for artists and things like that. If you're an artist wanting to get into a career in art, his YouTube channel is a great place to get advice on how to do that. So, if you're interested, click on the link and head on over to Bobby Chiu's YouTube channel.

7 Steps for Independent Artists with Bobby Chiu

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Zen Pencils - 172. ISAAC ASIMOV: A lifetime of learning

172. ISAAC ASIMOV: A lifetime of learning: Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was a writer, known for his contribution to science fiction (including The Three Laws of Robotics, I, Robot and the Foundation series) and his staggering work in other genr…

What great artists have in common with Bobby Chiu

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Peace

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This is basically a bunch of doodles I did on the back of one of my sketchbooks. I like to draw on the covers of my sketchbooks with pencils and Sharpies. Sometimes I'll do random doodles all over the covers, and others I'll do one drawing that covers the whole cover on that side.

Morning Motivation With Bobby Chiu

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How to Choose Art Supplies with Christopher Hart

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Goo

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Here's a cartoon I drew of a grumpy looking baby. I drew it on paper and used a dual tip Sharpie to ink it. I placed the face towards the bottom of the head. I did that because I seem to remember Christopher Hart saying to do that for cartoon kid characters. I gave him a couple of strands of hair at the top of his head. Christopher Hart also says that it looks better on cartoon characters when you place the ears lower on the head than they would be on a real person. I think he says to place them below eye level if I remember right. I recommend checking out his books. He does books on how to draw comics, cartoons, manga, etc.

Captain America: Civil War Movie Review

This is mainly an art blog, but seeing as how comics and comic book movies have been inspiration for my art, I figure I can blog comic book movie reviews sometimes. Here's my most recent one:
My dad and I saw Captain America: Civil War. I figured it was going to be a great movie before I saw it, and I don’t think either my dad or I were let down. It was phenomenal! The special effects were great. There’s one scene that’s especially awesome but I won’t spoil it. The cast is great. It was great to see Paul Rudd as Ant-Man again. You probably know by now that Spider-Man was in it, and the way he was introduced was excellent! Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther was amazing. He had some great scenes in the movie, maybe some of the best. The story is great. It’s based on the Civil War storyline in the comics. This movie is epic! I think it’s the best Marvel movie yet. There was drama, action, comedy, and some heartfelt moments in this movie. I can’t wait to own this movie on Bluray or Blu…

How to Learn to Draw By Bobby Chiu

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Dorris McComics by Alex Norris, April 18, 2016 Via @GoComics

Dorris McComics by Alex Norris, April 18, 2016 Via @GoComics: One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.

This is an interesting comic strip about creativity. If you're interested, check it out at the link above.

5 Tips to Make Your Portfolio Better

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Zen Pencils - 157. AMY POEHLER: Great people do things before they’re ready

157. AMY POEHLER: Great people do things before they’re ready: Amy Poehler is one of my favourite funny people, known for her portrayal as Pawnee’s Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation, which I’m a big fan of. She’s also a Saturday Night Live alum and co-found…

Twitter

I've got a Twitter page here. It's mainly for tweeting my art blog posts on here, and for tweeting to celebrities like actress Eliza Dushku. I can tweet to professional artists on there. I tend to tweet quotes that are inspirational and often art related. Actress Juliet Landau is following me on there, which I think is cool. I intend to tweet my newest blog posts on here any time I have any.

Christopher Hart And The Strathmore Learning Series

Christopher Hart has something new at Strathmore. If you'd like to check it out, click here. It looks interesting.

Artist Self Doubt

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National Superhero Day

Superheroes are one of the things that got me interested in art. Comics in general also got me interested in art. I drew comics in elementary school. I've been drawing superheroes for over two decades. National Superhero Day is a day to celebrate fictional and real life heroes. My favorite fictional superheroes include Batman (technically a hero, not a superhero, since he has no powers), Superman, The Flash, Spider-Man, Hulk, and Wolverine. My real life superheroes are my family. Others as well are artists who inspire me as an artist. Happy National Superhero Day!

Eliza Dushku And Woman Crush Wednesday

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I drew this picture specially for Woman Crush Wednesday. I'm a big fan of Eliza Dushku. I was so happy with this drawing that I hesitated to even ink it. I think if I color it at some point I'll do it digitally. Eliza is an awesome human being. She's an actress, and she works with causes like THRIVE Gulu. She's beautiful, talented, and she has a huge heart. I'm proud to be a fan of hers.

Zen Pencils - 193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship

193. JACK KIRBY: Hero worship: Jack Kirby (1917-1994) is the greatest and most-influential comic book artist that’s ever lived. He laid the foundation for the entire Marvel universe, creating or co-creating Captain America, The …

Actor From Catastrophe

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I'm making this kind of a quick post today. This is a drawing I did of an actor from a show titled Catastrophe. I saw an ad about this show in Entertainment Weekly and decided to do a drawing of the actor.

Art Research

I'm doing some art research. Last Monday I watched the 1987 film Vincent: the Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh. I'm also planning on watching Lust for Life, which is a Van Gogh biopic with Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh, and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The latter is about Johannes Vermeer's famous painting. It stars Scarlett Johannson, who plays Black Widow in the Marvel movies. I've also checked out Portrait of Gachet: the Story of a Van Gogh Masterpiece, a book from the library.

The Van Gogh episode of Doctor Who, post revival, had something to do with my interest in Van Gogh. It may have been what started my interest in Van Gogh. It was a great episode. I'm also doing some studying for my own art. I'm hoping to apply what I'm reading to my drawings. Maybe I'll also learn some things from legendary artists such as Van Gogh and Vermeer.

The Most Impressive Quotes by Vincent van Gogh

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My favorite quote is the one that goes, "In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing (Brainy Quote)."

Works Cited  "Vincent Van Gogh." BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2016. 31 March 2016. http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/v/vincentvan401701.html

Friday

I haven't necessarily had anything I wanted to blog about this week. My dad and I went to see Deadpool, and it was wild! It's a cool movie. I've done some Deadpool drawings. I might blog one some time. My dad and I watched Wyland's Art Studio (which I previously blogged about here) today. You may be able to catch it on your local PBS station, so if you're interested, you may want to check on that. I think it's cool how he starts out with kind of a rough sketch. He at least sometimes uses acrylic paints. Today he painted a baby seal in its natural habitat. The detail to his paintings is great. That's all for my blogging for now. Happy Friday!

Odie Says 'Ruff!'

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Actually I think Odie, from the Garfield comic strip series, generally says "arf," but he could say "ruff." Technically, he's thinking "ruff." He usually barks out loud. I drew this with an Odie salt or pepper shaker as a reference. I think I like Odie even more since my family and I got a puppy a few years ago.

Rai: Welcome To New Japan

I'm currently thinking about ideas for artworks. I haven't exactly got anything art related to post in this blog entry. Comics are an inspiration for my art, and there's one in particular that I'm reading as of late. I'm currently reading the graphic novel Rai: Welcome to New Japan. It's like a cross between Blade Runner and manga. Rai is the hero of the story. There's a character he keeps talking to in narration, named "Father." The book is from the comic book publisher known as Valiant. I think I'm half way through it right now. It's an interesting book.

12th Anniversary of "Vanessa Minnillo" Artwork

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Here's a picture I drew of Vanessa Minnillo over ten years ago. I previously blogged about it here and here. I got it published in the February/March 2005 issue of Lowrider Arte. You can see the cover below (my drawing is on the inside though, not the cover):


I'm proud to have gotten an artwork in a national publication like Lowrider Arte. It's not the first time I got art published in Lowrider Arte. You can see a post on my art blog about it at the second link above.

12th Anniversary Of "Christian Bale As Batman" Artwork

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It's been about twelve years since I made this artwork. I think I actually colored it a year or so later because I didn't get my Wacom tablet until maybe 2005. Batman Begins came out in 2005, and I was really excited about it. I'm a big Batman fan and there hadn't been a Batman film since Batman & Robin in 1997. They had released promo pictures and things like that before Batman Begins came out. In my opinion, Christian Bale was a great Batman. I think this artwork turned out really well. I might want to do one of Ben Affleck as Batman some time.

Happy Valentine's Day 2016!

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Valentine's Day is coming up. I thought I'd blog the above artworks again. Everybody have a happy Valentine's Day!

National Pizza Day

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"I Love Pizza"
Today is National Pizza Day! Apparently there's a single day AND an entire month for pizza. Pizza is one of the greatest foods in the history of the planet. I'm thankful that it was invented. Happy National Pizza Day!

If You're An Artist, You May Want To Get A Blog

Over the weekend I found an interesting article that covers why all artists should have blogs. You can check out the article here. It's an interesting article, and it makes some good points about why you may want to get a blog if you're an artist. So, I recommend checking out the article at the link.

Spirograph Drawing 2

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"Spirograph Drawing 2"
Here's another Spirograph drawing. I did some Spirograph drawings a night or two ago. This one was the best one of all of them, so I decided to blog it. I think I'm getting the hang of Spirograph more now. Spirograph is fun!

Stuff And Things

I don't have anything in particular to post about today, but I've been on a roll posting three times a week. I think I'm going to do some art studying. One book in particular that I think I'll be studying is Christophr Hart's Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy. I've got some ideas for artworks that I may try to work on this month. So, I'll try to keep busy with my art.

February 2016

It's the beginning of a new month. I did do quite a bit of art last month. I hope to do more this month. I'd like to try to draw everyday. I've some ideas for drawings that I'd like to do. I intend to be working on some minor drawings and some major projects.

Artist Tips

There are professional artists like Todd Nauck and Christopher Hart on YouTube. They post videos where they do drawings. They often give tips about drawing. Todd Nauck answers questions submitted by fans, and they ask questions having to do with things like his drawing process. It's inspiring to watch those artists draw in those videos. They get me in the mood to do some drawing. I recommend subscribing to YouTube channels of artists like them, and checking out their other sites and pages like their Facebook pages. You can learn a lot from those artists.

Spirograph Drawing

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Here's my latest Spirograph drawing. I think it's the best one I've done so far. I especially like the red pattern in the center. Spirograph is a fun thing to use. I colored one or two pictures in the Spirograph coloring book that came in the set. I like Spirograph! I'll keep practicing with my Spirograph set, and maybe I'll have more Spirograph drawings to blog on here.

11th Anniversary Of "Kelly" Drawing

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It's been eleven years since I drew this picture. Last year was its tenth anniversary. I think this is one of my best drawings. I blogged it before. This is a drawing of the actress known as Kelly Hu.

Todd Nauck Draws BB8

Todd Nauck has a YouTube channel, here. I've got him on my deviantWATCH on deviantART. In his previous journal post he posted a video of him drawing BB8 from Star Wars: the Force Awakens. I saw earlier that he's posted a journal with part two of the BB8 drawing in another YouTube video. I think Todd Nauck is a great artist, and I recommend checking out his YouTube channel.

Wyland

There's an artist known as Wyland. He has a show on PBS stations titled Wyland's Art Studio. My Dad has been watching it for awhile now and I watch it with him. Today Wyland painted a tropical scene. Watching his show today got me in the mood to possibly do some sort of drawing later in the day, or evening or night. He's done murals on the sides of large buildings. He's a cool guy. He's got a site here.

Nearing 700 Posts

I'm doing a bonus post today to mention that I'm getting closer to 700 posts. I think it's impressive that I'm coming up on that many posts on my art blog. I'm not going to get into a long post with this, but I just thought it was worth posting about. It's cool.

Batman Artists

I've been into comic books for over a couple decades now. There are some artists in particular whose art I find especially interesting. Back in the early '90s there were a couple artists who especially stood out to me in the Batman titles: Jim Aparo and Norm Breyfogle. They did some of the best Batman art ever I think. I can still remember certain art from the comics without having the comics right in front of me. There were some memorable images. I also like Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. He did a lot of classic DC Comics art. I remember when the 1989 Batman movie was in theaters. There was Batmania. There was all kinds of Batman merchandise. My parents got me Batman toys and some of them had Garcia-Lopez's art on the packaging.

More recently one of my favorites is Scott McDaniel. He had a run on the Batman comics in I believe the early 2000s. His art works really well for Batman. His visuals were really something to see. I think he started in the Batman titlenot long after the…

Art Ideas

I'm thinking about ideas for artworks. One thing I'm still thinking about doing is posting Spirograph artworks. I'm also thinking of possibly redrawing old artworks to see if I can improve on them. I haven't had much in mind for drawing lately, but now that I'm thinking about it I'm getting ideas. So, I might get to work on some of them soon.

Two-Year Anniversary of "Ginger" Artwork (Updated)

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Today is the two-year anniversary of my completion of my "Ginger" artwork. It's an artwork of mine and my family's Yorkie puppy named Ginger. This is her as she looked not long after we got her. I did this artwork on a paper like grocery bags at least used to be made of, if not still. I drew Ginger on the paper in pencil and then colored it with oil pastels. I'm really proud of this artwork. Ginger is another member of the family and we all love her. So, I think she deserves an artwork of herself.

UPDATE:Here is the first blog entry I posted about the artwork, back in 2014.

Art Skills

I'm studying Christopher Hart's book titled Human Anatomy Made Amazingly Easy. I've come a long way in my art skills, but I think there might still be some room to fine tune my skills. Christopher Hart authors a lot of great how-to drawing books. I think that nowadays his books might be the first ones I think of when I want to work on my skills as an artist.

Art And Technology

I was wondering about something recently. There's been talk about the creation of e-books and whether they'll replace print books. I wonder, could the same happen to art? Might art go entirely digital at some point in the future? I kind of doubt it, but you never know. One reason I doubt it is because I think that art on a view screen wouldn't have the value that art in a frame would. Right now, some people do digital art, but then they print it out and put it in a frame or in a comic book, or whatever. I think digital art done that way might have value, but I doubt that keeping it on a screen would. As far as just making art on a computer, I do it myself sometimes, and I think it's cool. However, my favorite art is the kind that you use actual pencils, brushes, paint, paper, canvas, etc. with. I doubt that art will go completely digital, as not being tangible. I like digital, but I prefer it tangible. But, we'll just have to see what the future holds.

Spirograph Tools

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Lately I've been blogging about Spirograph. I got the Original Spirograph for Christmas. I blogged a picture (pictured above) of it in a previous post. In this post I thought I'd blog a picture of what the inside of it looks like, to show what kind of tools you get in the Original Spirograph. That picture is below:


The main tools are the biggest rings and the markers. You also get a stick of something like putty that you use to stick the big rings to the paper. The smaller, clear plastic things are what you put in the middle of the big rings. There's a booklet that explains how to use these tools, and it's included in the set. You also get a coloring book and colored pencils.

I practiced some more with my Spirograph set last night. I think I probably did much better last night with my Spirograph set. It wasn't perfect, but I actually got a pretty cool pattern done. I'll keep practicing and eventually I'll have a satisfactory Spirograph drawing(s) to blog o…

Links Update

I updated the links on my blog earlier. I now have the site for the Original Spirograph in my links. I thought I'd add it since I got my Spirograph for Christmas. I'm thinking about practicing some more with my Spirograph soon. As I mentioned in the previous post, I'd like to do a Spirograph drawing to post on here at some point. I hope everyone's having a great new year so far. Happy 2016!

Spirograph

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I got a Spirograph set for Christmas. I practiced with it, doing some different patterns. There are various tools in the Spirograph set to use. Spirograph is cool. It's been around for a long time. I'm thinking of blogging some Spirograph art once I've done some that I think are really good for posting. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, 2016!

It's a new year! I think I will try to blog on here more in this year than I did the last. I have some ideas about what I'm going to do in the new year, art wise. For one thing, I would like to try to draw everyday this year. I would also like to sharpen my skills. I basically hope to be more active in my art this year. I hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve, and that they have a great 2016. Happy New Year!