Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Have a safe and happy holiday... and a great new year!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Girlie doodles on a plane

It can be more challenging to draw on a plane than one might think, so when I feel the urge to doodle on a long flight, it's best to keep it loose :-)

Friday, October 5, 2012


Whew...! Five years has seen many posts and many doodles. THANK YOU to all our visitors and followers from near and far, it is really cool to check the stats and see visits from all over the world.

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Keep drawing everyone!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Adventure in the Woods

This was from Drink and Draw (my last in LA! It's been a blast, guys!) Sharpie and colored pencils.

Friday, September 7, 2012

D&D - Mindflayer x4

The D&D Monster Manual states that mindflayers have only four tentacles.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

D&D - Eye of the Beholder

Was thinking of Dungeons & Dragons from days long past. Some of the bestiary remains lodged in the brain.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Drawing aligators

A process I go through often is a basic iteration from idea to interpretation. In this case it was our friend the aligator, cause Vicki goes, "Hey, draw an aligator!" And I'm like, "Sure!"

When you actually sit down to do that, strange things happen. You think and start doodling, and what happens is you start to throw down lines that might be an aligator. Unless you just happen to love them and draw them all the time, an aligator is a good example because it's not something immediately familiar. However, it is a common reptile and most people have a pretty good sense of "aligator."

The first drawing is direct from my brain, as a decently experienced artist, my idea of an alligator. Or more accurately for me, my idea of how other artists might draw an aligator. While not necessarily bad, this is common for more artists than they would care to admit.

As I expected after a quick google image search, my drawing looks absolutely nothing like a real aligator. Reference is good, practice is better. So a second drawing was drawn from photo ref and is used as a learning exercise.

Of course, you don't have to draw a "real" aligator, that's probably not the goal anyways. So taking the elements I had from the idea of an aligator, the lessons learned from drawing an accurate aligator, plus some good old fashioned imagination, my final drawing ends up as my creative interpretation of... an aligator!