Monday, May 29, 2006
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Part Carpenter-Ant, part Mountain Gorilla, the Carpenter-Ape, with arms capable of lifting 35 tons of weight over it's head, and mandibles capable of crushing soft metal to pulp, he is the new reigning king of the jungle.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Thursday, May 25, 2006
If you thought Rudolf's ridicule was severe, imagine how all the other reindeer treat poor Rudolf Junior. Santa very graciously offered Rudolf Jr. the coveted job of Sleigh-bearer alongside his father (Only out of pity), but the struggle goes on every Christmas eve as many deer (and some reports say Santa himself) have secretly complained about difficulties "seeing where we're going because of that fatty in front of us."
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Maybe not so scary as the Killer Whagon or creepy as the Ape-worm (Hmmm I wonder if this is why my daughter has a tummy ache?), but it is a crossbreed. Actually, this is part of job I just recently finished for Innovative Kids. I had to do ten different farm animals that could be taken apart and rearanged. Pretty fun really. I also did a small board book that goes along with them. After the book gets published I might post some more of the mixed-up animals, but until then enjoy the Cow-pig.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
The most fearsome creature to roam the seven seas, and all of landlocked Eurasia. Half killer whale, half dragon, all evil!
There are two things different here than I originally planned. First, I was going to put a cardinal on his back called the Red Ryder. Second, I was going to just leave the drawing in black and white. But instead, I decided to give you a...
Monday, May 22, 2006
If you haven't read our new topic policy or sent me your list of topics, CLICK HERE to read more.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Napoleon excercising the pronouncement in Chapter 10 "Four legs good, two legs better.". On reflection I should have made him fatter.
By now he's taken up residence in the house and is eating all the best food in the house (including his fellow creatures-- that's my interpretation). His clothes and powdered wig are more 1800's than what's described in the book-- I thought it was befitting his character.
Friday, May 19, 2006
1. All Toon Club members need to e-mail Adrian 5-10 topic ideas. (My e-mail address is listed on my profile. You can click on my name to the left and it'll take you there.) Then, Shane and I will post one of your topics, in random order, on the appropriate Monday. This is to eleviate some of the stress we've been having with not knowing if someone will be around to post a topic when it's their turn.
2. Throughout the year, especially around special holidays, we will pepper the topics with a few special ones that we have thought up for your enjoyment. This will not count as someone's turn. We just think it would be nice to have special themes for Halloween, Christmas, etc...
3. The order of topics is as follows: Adrian, Shane, Joe, Seth, Jed, Swanimator, Taylor, Peter, Ken, Guy, Chad, Hallettoon. We have closed membership invites for Toon Club, as we feel 12 is a good solid group. At some point we may start a second group, but please don't ask us to invite anyone else unless a spot on the roster opens up.
Thanks! Great stuff this week, especially from Makenzie! We are very pleased to have such a solid group of contributors, and we want to make this the best club it can be. Be sure to get those e-mails in a.s.a.p, especially Taylor! It's your turn next, T.K.!
We have a guest illustrator back by popular demand (see her debut at my blog). Makenzie, my little Kindergartner, was excited about drawing an "Animal Farm". This is her entry. I may have to start Makenzie her very own blog.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
I love the part of the book when Old Major basically invents "animalism". It's a great setting, and quite clever. This is a detail for a larger picture I'm trying to do with all the animals in the barn listening, but I decided this was all I had time to do for Toon Club this week. If I get the rest of the image done, I'll update the post. I wanted to give it a Golden Book sort of feel, even though Animal farm as a Golden Book would be horrible.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
All I recall about Animal Farm is that the pigs established a dictatorship over the other farm animals. I believe Orwell was mostly warning about communist dictators but I couldn't resist doing a take-off on good ol' Adolf.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
I think it'll be fun. Plus, the book is so dang satirical, you could find lots of funny material.
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Monday, May 08, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I was almost done sketching out my original idea for this week's post when I remembered Sheila, and I knew this was my one chance to have a reason to draw her. She's no Slue-Foot Sue, but I think she's kinda cute.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
I've been invited to participate in the Toon Club. Thanks guys. It's a honor to hang with such talented people. I hope I can regularly put stuff up. I missed the last topic by a smidge, but I can't miss the opportunity to post useless superheroes. It's like my favorite thing to draw. Something about superheros that serve no purpose is soo funny to me. This is an old one, but it is still a useless superhero. When you fight crime with hand puppets the world is your stage! (It's just tiny-- a little puppet theater.)
I like the new topic. I'll need to think about this one... hmmmmm
"Have no fear," he said in a pinch-nosed voice, "I gan help you with all your final-ish needs." He adjusted his glasses and made the pose you see here. "I know how to build a computer, get a hundred lives in Mario Brothers, and I can beat Super Metroid in under four hours."
I scratched my head and said, "begone, yellow-caped man, I don't need any of that right now, I'm just doing this project and it doesn't even involve computers."
"Well, when you're done, come over and we'll play Smash Brothers. Up, up, and away!" And he broke through the window on his way out.