Wednesday, March 30, 2011

89 of 365 - Practice Test

This one's pretty boring, but it was actually a brain bender! I have a hard time drawing things from memory, and I had to picture the "weaving process," the whole over-under business and make sure I didn't screw it up. I was able to detect a pattern fairly quickly - one inch long boxes with a space, stacked half the distance up or down - but I tried not to use's cheating.

I have no idea what the thing on the right is...

Friday, March 25, 2011

84 of 365 - I Remember Me

It might look a little like Tom Waits, but I swear it's Jennifer Hudson inspired. I was listening to her newest album and jamming out with the pastels.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

81 of 365 - Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling

I realize this drawing makes no sense, but I got new pastels and had to try them out. I also realize that is not an explanation as to why the drawing doesn't make sense. The title is from the song Twilight Time by the Platters, and is part of the reason it doesn't make sense. Figure out what it is yet?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

75 of 365 - Help Me Finish This

I'm going to draw the other half of this for tomorrow, but what is this thing doing? Feel free to change the orientation!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

74 of 365 - I Wish I May

It's auto-flipping the image for some strange, strange reason. It's so strange I'm not even going to mess with it; just going to pretend it's a sign from the ether.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

69 of 365 - Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most

I've been doing a lot of the black lately, so I thought I'd change it up a little. After staring at the page for twenty minutes I decided to draw a swing set, and just moved on from there, adding the color at the end. It reminds me of Spring, so I looked up songs that reference Spring, and found this lovely gem from Bette Midler for the title, haha.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

68 of 365 - Gone With the Wind

"Gone With The Wind" went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time on March 9, 1985. I saw an image similar to this a few weeks ago while browsing for pictures, and put it my "keep in mind" bank. This looks nothing like the image, so expect to see something closer to it in the future, ha. I came up with the title by looking at the On This Day in History website, looking for something appropriate, or not.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

67 of 365 - Interrupted

Almost every day I feel like there is no way I will be able to think of something to draw. I'm at least to the point where I don't spend all day thinking about it, but pretty much from 6:00PM on, I'm thinking about what to draw. In a moment of weakness I chose my roommates unfinished game of Sudoku. He pointed out after i posted that I didn't even accurately capture his lever of completeness - I missed a whole row that he'd filled in. I attribute this to my methodology. I spent an excessive amount of time "eyeballing" the frame of the game. I marked one boarder, then stared really hard across from it to get the spot "exactly" straight across, so I could draw the lines. For a brief moment I thought my eyes were permanently crossed. The title's not exactly accurate either, as he was not interrupted, unless you consider stopping an interruption.

Monday, March 7, 2011

66 of 365 - Stefon

I felt like using the green pen today. Stefon is a character from Saturday Night Live, and something about this guys hair reminded me of him. Again, this is one of those that just kind of grew out of a line, and turned into whatever it is.