Today was a Saturday that saw mostly nothing accomplished, but listening to Christmas music, taking a long, hot bath, sipping cocoa, and passing the basketball around with the youngest. At the end of the day, I was scanning through a bunch of photos that we had taken while playing around with some lens modifications. I loved the way the pictures made everyone we know look completely jacked up! I did a few doodles in the spirit of "Jacked-up-ness" and had fun doing it.
I'll probably add color another day.........
This morning, as my wife arose early to start the cooking, I decided to do some cooking of my own, but with a pen instead of an oven.
First, I found a great picture on Flickr of a turkey head, and started to sketch my very own little turkey head. This is how it ended up:
Then, after getting an idea for a Thanksgiving meal activity, I decided to add a body of a naked turkey trying to cover up his "naughty bits."
My youngest son and I then spent the morning making little colored feathers to put upon everyone's plate for dinner (whereupon they would write the things they were thankful for and paste them to the very naked and cold Turkey man). This is what our poster board Turkey Man looked like after being "clothed" with everyone's blessings:
I liked the head enough that I decided to color with with watercolor and colored pencil, for a finished head like this:
It looks like it is that season again, where we can loathe, love, despise and dream of the various candidates running for the high office.....a great season to do charicatures! We'll start it off with Romney...
Today is one year closer to....well, closer to whatever the future holds in store. I couldn't sleep last night so I stayed up and started to think about all sorts of stuff. I saw a picture of a moped that I liked, and did a quick, free, doodle of it. I liked the way it came out so later today I added a bit of color.
At 39 years old today, this old moped with an empty can of gas on the back is sometimes how one feels that they are equipped to handle the future....HA! At least I've got the gas in the tank!
After a brutal week at work, I decided to come home and just doodle. This is what eeked out of the pen and brush....It kinda reminds me of a song I used to sing in primary. "If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay........."
I'm still trying to catch up on posting things that I missed during my prolonged "absence."
This on is probably my favorite since I have been gone. My wife doesn't much care for it, but I like the edgy representation of a bible verse. It gave me the idea of illustrating a Bible, doing a picture for random stories.....probably wouldn't get picked up by Deseret Book....unless I put a loin cloth on this guy....HA!
Here's a few others for enjoyment:
(Here's another unliked sketch by the wife...she thought it was kinda cheese-ball. I had fun doodling it at my daughter's band competition. Do you get the cheesy pun?
And yet another little devil.....
This one was done watching people line up before the stampede into the airplane during a business trip.....
Wow, I was just looking at the date of my last post and was suprised at the length of time between posts. I haven't had time, due to some changes that have occurred in my free time, to be as diligent....or even ACTIVE in the posting of art. Today was a lazy Saturday and I gathered a few things that I had doodled recently, and that were handy for a quick scan....enjoy.
This one is probably my favorite of the bunch....the most basic, but most appealing. It reminds me of the Tootsie-Roll Suckers I used to devour as a kid, but with a head on it instead. We'll call it the flesh-i-pop.
I love to write and draw, hence the creation of leakingmindjuice.blogspot.com and sketchpot.blogspot.com. I write and sketch to fill a void, but if it proves interesting to others then it's good for us both...Enjoy!