Thursday, December 29, 2011

HoHoDoodah - Dec 30


A toast to Santa's mission accomplished. A toast to all the elve's hard work and magic. And a toast to my doodling pals Linda and Laura for a job well done.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

HoHoDooda - Dec 28


And now there are three. My trail of elves is growing. Slowly, and not so surely, but it's growing! Many tweaks needed here. This exercise of having to post something every day is good though. Small steps are better than no steps, right?  Busy holiday days, but carving out at least a little time each day to draw something on the side is good. (Yes, this is holiday week around here! On it goes. Poor me!)

Be sure to see my pals, Laura and Linda's blogs. My elves want to see too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HoHoDooda - Dec 27


I need a trail of elves chasing across a spread. So, I added another to the elf in my last post. Guess what I might be drawing tomorrow? There should be about 4 or five total in this piece.

I've missed a few days of posting drawings. And I mean missed! I was sorry to have to give it up for a few days. But, we had a wonderful Christmas, so if I had to miss, missing for something that nice was worth it! I'm a lucky person.

Be sure to look and see what Laura and Linda have been up to now! I'm still catching up myself!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

HoHoDoodah - Dec 22


Just a wee one tonight. My Santa story is going to need a lot of elves. 

In the meantime, maybe you could  think of this little guy as sliding into Christmas. That's kind of how I feel anyway. Will I make it? Will I make it?

Be sure to have a look at Laura and Linda's blogs. Such great work!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 21


Today I'm back to a study of Santa for my Santa story. Finally, he's slumped into an easy chair, but he's cold and exhausted. Not to worry! There's a happy ending. But, did I mention..... it's a SECRET!

Be sure to see what Laura and Linda have been up to. No secret there! They are doing great stuff!

I hope you are warm and cozy and well rested!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 19


I think this guy's orange, carrot nose will be a bit red.   

Be sure to see what Laura and Linda have drawn today. They are really, really good!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 18


This one speaks for itself.......I hope.

I'm sure that Laura has done a lovely, elegant drawing, and Linda has worked her magic too. Me? I'm just getting loopy. But I'm having a good time.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 17


A bunny's gotta do what a bunny's gotta do.

Let's go see what's happening at Laura's blog and Linda's. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 16


Ho Ho, Hello!
(Keeping it simple tonight!)

Be sure to see what Laura and Linda have been up to!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 15


Here's another Mrs. Claus, with a few friends. This drawing is part old and part new. I think I like the Mrs. Claus in my previous posts a little better. They are very similar after all. Maybe they are sisters.  I'm sure this lady is a very nice person, but I'm just partial to the other one for this story. 
Don't you kind of wonder what they are looking at on the opposite page? I hope so! But, if you do, I'm sorry. Top secret. Now I feel like a grinch. But it is was it is........ SECRET!

Stop by at Laura and Linda's to see what they have been up to with their daily December doodles. I think we are giving ourselves the gift of a lot of material to work with when this is done. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 14


My, what long arms you have, Mrs. Claus. And those legs are a little weird too. But, we are a little tired tonight and want to work on something in COLOR!!! So, we'll take another look at you tomorrow. Or .... not. In the meantime, have fun! Keep dancing!

And you, gentle readers, dance on over to Laura and Linda's and see what their dancing pencils have been up to!

Tootles!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 13


Mrs. Claus. Or, maybe this is a lady auditioning for the role of Mrs. Claus in my Christmas story. I'd like my Mrs. Claus to look grandmotherly, but active and "with it." I may need a little help with the "with it" part, (oh dear!) but I'll give it a whirl. Speaking of which, I know she likes to dance. And she does aerobics and free weights. Come to think of it, Mrs. Claus may need her own book. She's that cool.

And speaking of cool.... See what Linda and Laura have been up to today. The daily doodle is doodling along.

Note to self: When scanning, watch out for the black line thing. It looks really dumb.

Monday, December 12, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 12


The last Santa.....at least for awhile. I never mentioned that I wanted this Santa to be leaning into the wind on a blustery day. So, I think this one is kind of combination of the previous Santas with a bit of that wind added. I think his pose could be exaggerated a bit more. (I think! And hope I can pull that off!) It's time to put the Santa's aside for awhile. I love the luxury of doing that and coming back later with fresh eyes.

Be sure to see Laura and Linda's wonderful doodles (they are always so great!) and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 11


Ooops. Ran out of paper  on the left there. But you can use your imagine and I can fix later. A little livelier Santa tonight. That's always good. Perhaps I should have mentioned, in this scene Santa is happy about the winter weather. I hope this doesn't sound like an excuse, but because this Santa is for a particular story, I feel that he has to stay within  certain perameters. If I were brainstorming Santas for cards or giftware, I think I'd try a lot more stylization and variation. Does that make sense? I could be wrong, but that's the way it feels to me anyway.

See what Linda and Laura have been up to on this doodle day! And thanks or dropping by!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 10


Trying out another Santa. A more conventional, everything round kind of Santa this time.
To see what this Santa series is about ckick here. I'm not saying which I like best until I squeeze out another one 1 or 2. But I am definitely leaning in a certain direction. Trying to keep an open mind and sharpened pencil at hand though.  Who knows? Maybe I'll have a change of heart as this Santa changes his look. 

To see what this HoHoDooda thing is about click here

Also, have you ever noticed that if you click on the name of a blog, you'll see all the posts? I found that out by accident one day. Handy! If you've been directed to a single post, clicking the title of the blog will bring you back to the complete blog. I'm probably the last person in the universe to have figured this out, but in case I'm maybe 2nd to the last, I'm sharing.

Most important, click Laura and Linda to see what my doodling partners have been up to. So far, between the 3 of us, 30 Holiday doodles. Good solid start, I'd say!

Friday, December 9, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 9


Santa variation # 2. If you'd like to see Santa 1, click here. And if you'd like to know what this 
HoHo Dooda thing is all about click here.

Be sure to see what my partners in doodling have been up to. Laura and Linda are doing some beautiful, funny, clever, amazing stuff!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 8


I cannot tell a lie. I didn't do this today. And, as usual for me, it's more than a doodle. It's from an unfinished dummy that has been sitting around my studio for quite awhile now. I might - emphasis on might - like to change this Santa. Try some variations. So, I'm posting this as a starting point. It may turn out to be my end point, the one I wind up using after all. And my variations might even look pretty much the same as this one. Somehow he seems like MY Santa, But, I plan to do a some more Santa drawing/doodle/sketches in the next few days. We'll see what happens.

And, don't forget to check out what Laura and Linda have been up to with this daily, or as long as we can keep it up HoHoDooda thing!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 7


Celebrate the Solstice!
And, be sure to see what Laura and Linda have done today.
If you haven't read about this HoHoDooda project and would like to know what it's all about, you can find out here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 6th


And the Angels Danced for Joy on that Blessed Night.

Be sure to see Laura and Linda's drawings of the day.
They will be heavenly!

Monday, December 5, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 5th


Corporal Cracker commands you to have a Happy Holiday Season! So there!

I have a small collection of nutcrackers. One is musical. I wanted to do something with a nutcracker or nutcrackers for this doodle challenge. When I took a close look at our musical nutcracker, for the first time, I realized he was looking pretty PO'd. Hah! I never really gave him such a close look before. Ah well, I guess it wouldn't be the Holiday Season without somebody being stressed out, PO'd or just plain grouchy. So, listen up! Have a Happy Holiday! I think it will make Corporal Cracker happy. I doubt that he'll show it though.

Stop by Linda and Laura's blogs to see their daily December doodle. They are very good at making people happy with their wonderful drawing.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 4th


In a bit of a rush today. We got our tree! Getting doodlier! Definitely getting doodlier!

Be sure to check in at Laura and Linda's blogs to see what they've been up to. And if you haven't read what this particluar doodling thing is all about, you can find out here.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 3rd


'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring
Except for that mouse!

Be sure to check out Linda and Laura's daily December doodle!
And if you missed the intro to HoHoDooda, you can find it here.

Friday, December 2, 2011

HoHoDooda - December 2nd


This one makes sense right? A giraffe, a pine tree? Of course!

Oh so many tweaks I'd make to this one, if I ever take it further. But part of the deal with this Holiday Doodle project is not to spend too much time on any given day, so it's time for me to move on.

Be sure to check and see what my fellow holiday doodlers have been up to. Laura and Linda. We are in different time zones though. I'm ahead of them timewize, so they will probably post later. I'll have to be patient. And, you'll want to check back! I can't wait to see what they are up to!

In the meantime, I'm doodling on.

p.s. If you haven't read about this doodling endeaver you can read about it's origins here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hear ye! Hear ye! HoHoDooda has begun!


In the wee small hours of November 30th, three crazy illustrators got their cyber heads together and concocted a scheme to create more stress and angst for themselves just in time for the holidays. What could be better?

In those wee small hours, between Linda Silvestri, Laura Jacobsen, and I, a brainchild was born. HoHoDooda! Ho Ho! Hey Hey! HoHoDooda starts today! What is this craziness you ask? We have taken up the challenge to do one sketch/doodle/scribble a day for the month of December and said scribbles are to be of anything related to the holiday season. Thus the name: Holiday Doodles a Day. Well, close enough.

Lest you think we've totally lost our minds and will most certainly crack and ruin said holidays for ourselves and our families, not to worry! We've set a low bar. 'Cause that's just the way we are. And it's the holidays for cryin' out loud! So, no beating ourselves up if we miss days or even if we have to bail altogether. We figured that if even two of us have nothing on any given day, maybe one will. (You'd think!) Anyway....we'll give it our best. So, Ho Ho,let's go!

Be sure to check out Laura, and Linda's blogs too now! It's begun!