Tuesday, December 30, 2008

For Eric


Thanks for the inspiration, bud. I actually lost a soft cover version of that book recently. This short story page was directly influenced by Wrightson's Frankenstein.

Fish Week Continues



Not to be confused with Shark Week.

Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Fish Week!

To close out the year on Cup Doodle, I've got a bunch of fish-related posts for no particular reason. Other than I plum like fish, of course. With the help of a handy-dandy Peterson Field Guide, it was easy to be inspired to sketch up some fishies. Also, Venture Bros.



Will some other doodlers catch fish fever?* I hope so!

*(better than bird flu)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Krampus Kard

So here is this year's Christmas card! It's got a bit o' the Krampus. I've hit an impasse here, so if you've got some feedback please feel free to let me know.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

space Cinderelly


Late again but inked this time - here's my Cinderella. With mice! I've been sitting on it for a couple days hoping to get around to color. Ah well - work consumes me. :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Post-dress-distress Cindy

In retrospect she looks like she has a hangover more than anything else. Her head also looks kinda big.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Poor Cindy

Here's my take

Cinderella... ella... ella

Hey folks, we thought it'd be fun to pick a defining image from Cinderella and offer up our own interpretations. Can't wait to see who takes a stab!


The scene is question is where Cinderlla is all ready to go to the ball, but her jealous stepsisters mercilessly rip her homemade dress to shreds.



The original is, of course, timeless, I'm always amazed at the level of technical acumen Disney was achieving in the 40's and 50's. No CG shortcuts in those days, it was all art. In this particular heartbreaking scene, I love the color and change in lighting that occurs to enhance poor Cindy's despair.

All fear THE MONARCH!



(ink and prismacolor marker)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

spaceJASE bond girl

A day late and a dollar short - here's how far I got on the bond girl. I like the way she turned out, though so I'll take a stab at inking her sometime. :)

I'm not too great with names... though I was thinking something like "Layla Downes" or "Honey Potts"

I saw the latest Bond movie on Friday night and it was pretty awesome. It seemed like it was one BIG chase scene. I was on the edge of my seat!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fourthsies

Fun Fact: There is an asteroid named "9007 James Bond"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My Bond Girl...Kimberly


By the way, I didn't realize Daniel Craig was in Road To Perdition.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My Bond Girl

We doodlers are all Bond aficionados... and when it comes to being fond of Bond, one can never deny fondness of the Bond Girl. In anticipation of this Friday's release of Quantum of Solace, we're presenting some Bond Girls of our very own!


I've christened my fictional Bond Girl as Sundra Gale, who'd star in the equally fictional Bond film monikered "The Beauty of Lies."

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Never too late

I didn't bring much to the table this time around and tried to stay true to the reference, but I learned a lot about brush usage. I can feel myself getting back into the swing of painting and it's a good feeling... not unlike a solid BM.

Looking forward to the Bond ladies!

Headshots

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pencil Sketch


A nice little head piece I drew on my break at work. I always bring my sketch paper and small figure drawing book wherever I go.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Witchy Woman


Man, what does a guy got to do to get some boobs up in this joint?

Happy Halloween, everyone.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday: Chandu!


I know this isn't really horrorful like a truly halloweeny halloween picture should be but I really wanted to dress up like Chandu for Halloween and I couldn't find any of the right kinda gear for it so instead I did a quick portrait of my favorite serial star: Edmund Lowe as CHANDU!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deadlines!


I started doing a study based on the painting by William Gillbert below, but ended up with this. Not only is Gillbert's a sweet illusion, it's also the creepiest thing I've ever seen. I think it's called "Gossip", so I can only assume he was gossiped over as a child.

Oh! I revamped the blog at http://stuartwhitis.blogspot.com to post my 3D modeling learnings. Feel free to tear me a new one.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Week!



We've got doodlers doodling some doodle-riffic treats as we march to All Hallow's Eve!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

NOSEferatu


Watched this movie last night and drew this. Nosferatu had the biggest snout EVAH. I liked how everyone in the movie had stick legs and big coats - it seemed to emphasize the stick legs!

Michael Myers


Halloween is this coming Friday! I hope to post up a few more monsters this week.

Sunday Stretch


I like how this one came out, sometimes you get lucky.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Graffiti

In reality Austin's Delaware Sub Shop is quite clean and graffiti free. Not to mention providers of a bitchen' Philly cheesesteak.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

???

Yeah, I can't think of a title... But yeah it's not finished or anything. Just thought I'd share!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Rebel


Pencil sketch for James. Favorite movie starring this guy: Giant.

Dry Erase Shavings

Table doodle! Would it be cool with you cats if I posted my 3D progress on this blog for feedback?

I must warn you that it will be very raw, so our readership might decline by thousands.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For the Birdz



Pen is juuuuust about dry here, but I got the most out of it. Worked particularly well on feathers.

Also: Birds are awesome because they are dinosaurs.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Edco Approved



I wholeheartedly endorse large belt buckles and hiphugger jeans.

JASE does Edco girl


Now, I'm no really sure what Edco is in drawing style per se (you just know when you see it), but somehow I felt it while sketching this girl. I only got so far in color - I wanted to post it tonite cuz if I don't I'll probably forget to later. The "S." in S.EDco is for "super". ;)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Secret Saturdays


Has anyone checked out Secret Saturdays? It's the new show paired up with Clone Wars on Cartoon Network... and I dare say it may be the better half of that lineup.

The show's got a Johnny Quest/Herculoids vibe, with a bit of Van Helsing Family values. Pretty good adventure fare at least in the state of modern cartoons. I notice the adult character's dialog has got a less structured tone that most things written for children. But as such the show does feature an annoying child character that the world of course revolves around, written by a room full of grown-ups that try and make him sound cool. But the show's not written for me, after all. I also notice that the show features what in my recollection is cartoondom's first interracial couple. What took that so long?

The episodes so far have been fun, tho I can't say the show is super amazing because I'm not, you know, twelve. But since I'm not twelve I think I can say that Mrs. Saturday is pretty hot.

Show creator and all around fab-artist Jay Stephens has a blog, it's listed to the right in our artist blogroll.