Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
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.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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?
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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!
I hope you are warm and cozy and well rested!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
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!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
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!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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
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
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.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
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.
Friday, December 9, 2011
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.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
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.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
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.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
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
'Twas the night before Christmas,
when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring
Except for that mouse!
And if you missed the intro to HoHoDooda, you can find it here.
Friday, December 2, 2011
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
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!