31 January 2007
28 January 2007
25 January 2007
Another bad drawing of Lauren.
I've been tagged by Bill Zeman. And although I've been wicked busy working my ass off for peanuts and cocktail wieners, I cant let a tag from Zeman go un... tagged?
Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things and clearly state this rule. After you state your 6 weird things, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you're tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog for information as to what it means.
Here are my six weird things:
1) I accidentally ate my pet snail once.
2) I live with anywhere from eight to eleven people, usually.
3) I might be psychic.
4) I've never used oil paint.
5) I have a fake tooth. In my mouth.
6) I scratch one spot on the top of my head constantly.
And I am tagging:
Lizzifer Seagull, Freddy Boy, Nate Greenwall, Anxious Ben, Constantine the Hunted, Cowboy Willie
22 January 2007
19 January 2007
17 January 2007
16 January 2007
15 January 2007
13 January 2007
12 January 2007
These are the product of a game I played with Liz tonight. We both think up four random words (two objects, one place, one verb) and draw them. Liz's solutions are up on her blog. Yeah, other than that we pretty much just hit on Walmart employees and eat burritos.
And apparently I can't draw koalas.
11 January 2007
10 January 2007
09 January 2007
This is the sign language letter J. For anyone that hasnt been watching, or came to class late, I've been slowly drawing each of the letters in the ASL alphabet. This one was done in pen and Prismacolor marker. Yes, it's my hand and my sweater.
I finished my last sketchbook December 24th, and this piece was done in my intermediate sketchbook that is way too big for me. It's one of those Strathmore "Windpower Drawing" books and it is 8.5" by 10".
07 January 2007
Here it is. No, it's not Buzz Aldrin. This is my dear friend Jen McMayonaise, drawing her Illustration Friday Buzz entry at a local independent hipster coffee shop called Starbucks. Very authentic 1950's feel. It was founded in 1949 in Norwood, MA.
I was pretty surprised to see that Penelope picked my word again this week (see: Clear), especially because my B.F.F.L.I.R.L. Liz, just had her work up as Pick of the Week.
I dont even know when or why I entered "Buzz." My only answer is: I must have been pretty buzzed at the time. I usually am when I start submitting words. I promise not to enter anymore bizarre inillustratable topics. But I do get frustrated after a few weeks of stuff like Peace and Phoenix. Barf City, U.S.A.
And I'd like to thank the Starbucks guy for all the free stuff.
06 January 2007
05 January 2007
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This should really be titled, "Almost Everything I Got for Christmas." I drew this Christmas day (so I could play with my new markers) and I didn't end up drawing all my gifts. But I did get in the butterfly clip my niece, Lyz, gave me.
In other news, I flew home to Massachusetts today and it was a bumpy ride. I was doodling a bit during a pit-stop, when one of the flight attendants asked me to draw his portrait. Well, first he asked me if the woman sitting next to me was my sister. She wasnt. But I did end up drawing him, off of a little happy-faced photo on his business card. I think he sells juice when he's on the ground.
So, I was hoping to maybe get a free cocktail or an extra bag of peanuts outta him, but there was so much turbulence that the flight attendants had to stay seated the entire ride. One day I'll profit from this little skill of mine, one day.