Thursday, June 29, 2006

The Patriotic Superhero

So... Why Superman? Well, I think he's the most patriotic superhero around. The movie opened this week. Most importantly, with the world we live in today, I just think we need strong, brave individuals who believe in Truth, Justice, and the American Way. It's something we can all aspire to.

Anyway, that's my soapbox for the week. Thanks for being in the 'Club, and have a great Independence Day!

Aamerica's Aardvark

The Aardvark
A New Patriotic Symbol for the USA
(The extra "A" is for "America")

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My Wife Loves the 4th!

My wife, Melinda, loves the Forth of July... it's her favorite holiday. Before I met her she got a tattoo of a blue star on her hip. No one really knows this, it's hidden all the time (almost, wink wink). So, today, she has given an exclusive look at this show of patriotism I like to call:

Nah nah nah nah, nah, nah... my wife has a tattoo.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Special Surprise Topic Time!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled topic to bring you the first in a line of Special Surprise Topics! We warned you we might throw some curveballs at you! In honor of our nation's upcoming birthday, the topic is: PATRIOTISM!

Keep up the great work, and Happy Drawing!

(We will return next week with Chad's next topic.)

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Bus Grouch

The clouds in this image are symbolic of this troubled man's life. You can't really blame him for not wanting to be around other people (which is ironically impossible when you ride a bus). You see, when he was just a lad, his sister told him that he was actually adopted, and despite that it was a joke given in the usual older-sister fashion, he never would believe anything else, despite his parents' assurances. That incident, of course, led him to the conclusion that noone wanted him, and by this he has worked out his existence. As you can see now, he takes up as much of the bench as possible to assure that a second person can't sit anywhere near him, and don't even think about trying to strike up a bus conversation.

The Happy Couple

...Still together after all these years. Originally I was thinking of drawing just a bunch of old people like Guy did, but these are the only two that made it out of the pencil, so I stuck 'em together. The old man accidentally looks a wee bit like Nebecracker from Monster House, and the old woman looks accidentally like my own Grandma (a bit).

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Grump

Introducing, the Grump! Pessimist extraordinare! Nothing tastes as it should. Every fabric scratches irritatingly. If it's raining it ought to be sunny. Sunny, and "The drought will kill us all!" His opinion is the only one that truly matters... just ask him.

Any resemblance to persons living or dead is merely coincidence.

Old Duffers

Great stuff from everybody this week. Here is a page of old guy sketches. If I have time I'll paint one of em.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Get Off My Property!

I decided to post my sketch raw. Hope you enjoy.


The Old Scoot

Quaker Oats Rule!

The Grocestapo

The Grocestapo is the elderly gentleman in the grocery store who makes his own rules and expects you to adhere to them... and enforces them when necessary. The Grocestapo is a jerk.

Monday, June 19, 2006

New Topic: Crotchety Old Folks

It's Guy's turn, and the topic is CROTCHETY OLD FOLKS.

Happy Drawing!


Sorry it's late, but I didn't want to miss a week. I tried to come up with an idea I liked, but it wasn't until today that I thought of this guy.

He's a toe... with toes. Again, sorry.


Here! i finally got some aliens done!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Shape Drawing

Started with a shape and filled it with an alien. Taylor's concept art talk made me want to break out the grey markers. Plus I left my tablet at work again. I should go back in and ink some perspective lines.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Old Blue

I sketched this a long time ago... I loved drawing Iain McCaig style,
from the Star Wars concept art books.


The Day the Music Died

I'm not sure what this is or why.
All I know is that that's no trumpet.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Alien Life Forms: Brothers

When I orignally thought of what I would do for this topic I'd imagined doing a really detailed sketch of a critter of alien origin; then this idea crept into my head and I couldn't shake it. If I get really ambitious, maybe I'll post another before the week is out. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with.

New Topic: Alien Life Forms

Well, it looks like nearly everyone got to play this round, so it's okay to move on. It's Ken's turn, and the topic is "Alien Life Forms". As usual entries are due by next Monday. Ready, set, draw!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Rough and Reddy

Rough is an ex-federal marshal waiting for trouble on the noon train, Reddy is his red-haired, Italian mail order bride who has captured his heart.

I also couldn't let this topic get pass me. Especially after two weeks of trying to draw something. I re-watched High Noon and Once Upon a Time in the West again for inspiration. The image feels like a cross between the two. It's like hearing Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling played by an obnoxious harmonica.

I've also realized how dependant I've become on my Wacom. Painting with a mouse is like having had my hands cut of at the wrists.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Paint 'yer wagon!

Yeeehaw! I know, I know... I'm cuttin' it close again with another mostly colorless entry, but I just had to post. How could I pass up the wild west? This stranger just mosied into town and is causin' a ruckus, but just you wait 'til the sherriff gets his hands on 'im. He's gonna paint his wagon, gonna paint it fine; gonna use oil-base paint, because the wood is pine. Anyone? Anyone? It must be late. What am I still doing up? G'night everyone.


Before they were hunted into extinction in 1934, Land sharks posed a serious threat to ranch owners (and their cattle) all across the Western United States. Git along little doggies!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Peg leg Smith

I didn't have time to do anything new for this topic but it was a fun topic and I wanted to get something in. I had this old artistic experiment hanging around and thought I post it. Hope that's okay.

Here's a little info about the subject:
Thomas L. Smith, better known as 'Peg Leg,' 1801-1866, was a mountain man, prospector, and spinner of tall tales. Legends regarding his lost gold mine have grown through the years, and countless people have searched the desert for its fabulous wealth.

During a pitched battle in 1827 with Indians, he took a bullet to his leg, shattering the bone. His companions, who thought it would be fatal, carried him away from the battle. Not having any surgery tools on hand, and in an effort to save his own life, Peg Leg Smith took a knife and began sawing away at his lower leg. Between periods of nausea, fainting and swearing at his friends, he managed to cut off his own leg. Smith survived and later carved himself a wooden leg and learned to walk with it, thus came about the name of "Peg Leg" Smith.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Greatest Western Hero Ever

Quick Draw McGraw and Baba Looey! Thanks goes to my dad for introducing me to them when I was a sprout.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Racing is for sissies.

Monday, June 05, 2006

The Ol' Saloon

"They don't come for the drinks any more, do they?"

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Adam West Goes Wild

Tiny Cowboy

Here is a little doodle of a cowboy to get things started. And I mean little (2x4). This started out as a thumbnail sketch, but I liked it, so I just threw on a little wash. Okay pardners, Draw!