Sunday, May 31, 2015

Skate Mates

I generally only post drawings from Monday to Friday...but what the heck, it's Sunday and I'm feeling generous. Here's a coloured version of my Skate Mates piece. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper. Digitally coloured in Photoshop)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Skateboard for two

Everything about this looks fun, except for the knuckle dragging. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

H is for...

My 2.5 year old son, Dylan, enjoys learning about letters and what words you can make with them. He has a magnetic letter set that he plays with on a daily basis. Today he put the letter "H" on his magnetic board and I asked, "H is for...?" 

With an ear-to-ear grin on his face he replied, "H is for happy hot dog!" It was the cutest thing ever and we both had a good laugh. Dylan was quite proud of himself for coming up with this all on his own. 

This inspired me to draw a happy hot dog...although for whatever reason I seem to have made him a cannibal. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gary / Super Gary

The difference may look subtle, but when Gary slips on his mask and transforms into Super Gary, the world becomes a safer place. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Moving

For almost 5 months now I have been posting a drawing every day from Monday to Friday. Quite unexpectedly though, my wife and I (along with our 2 boys) find ourselves in the process of relocating to another town. The "For Sale" sign went on our front lawn yesterday. We have put an offer in on another home, so our fingers are crossed for a quick sale. 

For those of you who have been through this, you can appreciate the chaos that is our lives at the moment. My wife and I have moved several times so the process isn't new to us, but it's still just as crazy as ever. 

Anyway, as a result of all of this, I may not be able to post a drawing every day until we are settled in our new home...and at this stage I don't know exactly when that will be. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Ultimate Combover

...and you thought Donald Trump had impressive hair. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The man with no head

I imagine that the most annoying part about not having a head is that you wouldn't have anywhere to rest your hat. 

On the plus side though, you'd never have to worry about a hat messing up your hair. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Put your hands up

Once again I'm short on time for my daily doodle. I only had 10 minutes to come up with an idea and draw it. This is what happened when I put pen to paper. 

I have no clue what it means or why I drew it. I'm not sure if he was born this way, or if it was the result of a freak accident on the playground. Either way, it does make me wonder how he pulls his pants up. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Brush Marker)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Flying head

For reasons that I will explain later, I haven't had much time to spend at my drawing table this week. I drew this guy, Frank the Flying Head, in less than a minute. When you eliminate a characters body, arms, legs, and clothes, it makes the drawing process very quick indeed. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Technical difficulties

I had one of those nights when technology conspired against me. In the battle of man vs. machine, I was definitely the loser on this occasion. 

Very rarely do I ever experience technical difficulties. I keep technology to a minimum in my studio because I prefer to maintain a traditional drawing process. However, a computer problem got in the way of my drawing because I wasted so much time trying to find the solution. It was very late and I was very tired, so I just grabbed an orange and a black marker and scribbled this 30 second doodle onto a crappy piece of paper and called it a day. 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Toast workout

You might be laughing at Earl, but have you ever tried deflecting toast? Have you ever tried it while wearing a blindfold? No, I didn't think so. Earl is a badass. 

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Doug the Dead Fish

Back by popular demand, here's another thrilling instalment of Doug the Dead Fish. 

Am I the only one that finds this amusing? I think so. I'm sitting here, alone, giggling to myself at the idea that I have created a character that is a dead fish. It's either a brilliantly original concept, or I need therapy. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Doug the Dead Fish.


Doug the Dead Fish may become an ongoing series. 

As a side note, for the past couple of months I have been inking with brush pens. For today's masterpiece I went back to my beloved Steadtler Pigment Liner. There's just something about drawing with a consistent line width that appeals to me.

(Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

High Five

Get it...he's a five, and he's up high...high five. 

Okay, maybe it's not that funny. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.8. 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fishy footwear


Donald Donaldson is a recluse, a nudist, and the inventor of Salmon Socks. Although he is most comfortable without clothes, he was tired of getting thorns in his feet while walking in the woods surrounding his secluded cabin. He spent several months testing a variety of natural footwear options, from squirrel shoes to bird boots, before finally settling on Salmon socks. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.8. 28lb. Laser Paper. 

Friday, May 8, 2015

My contribution to mankind

Throughout history, man has spent his time inventing the wheel, discovering electricity, pondering the theory of relativity, and curing disease. 

As for me, I spend my time drawing a duck wearing goggles and a scarf riding on a near-sighted dog with glasses.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker. Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.3 and 0.8. Drawn on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Driver

Yesterday I drew a "Professional Teacup Diver." A fellow artist, Marina Aizen, that follows me on my Facebook page mistakenly read it as teacup "driver." I thought that was a funny idea. Marina challenged me to draw it, so this is what I came up with.

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Tea time

The little known sport of teacup diving dates back to the early 1920's. It's popularity with mainstream audiences has waned in recent years though. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Man vs. Plant

What's more intense than man vs. potted plant?

Nothing that I can think of. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Clyde

Have you ever seen so many belt loops?

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser paper)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Exhausted

I'm tired and my brain is currently having a nap, so this is all you get today folks. 

(Prismacolor Premier Brush Marker on 28lb. Laser Paper)