Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nick - leaves and things - drawn on 3/11

Nick - Lawrence - drawn on 3/10

He says this makes him look like a cartoon - as if that's bad??

My first effort at an actual person, so cut me some slack, dammit. At least I sort of got the shape of his head right, somewhat.

Nick - calendar bird 2 - drawn on 2/17

I'm back! Things have been a bit hectic with full time work (for now) and school (finishing in December), so haven't been posting as often as I should. Not meant to be an excuse, though - as my favorite sister said, even 15 minutes a day is better than nothing. So here goes...
I drew this the day after the last bird - but just getting around to posting now.

Steph -- 3/12/09 -- At War comic critiquing sectarianism

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Steph -- 3/7/09 -- four versions of face

Excessively insane overly-crosshatched style, mini-crosshatching and squiggles style, shaded, and noir styles.

Steph -- 3/7/09 -- two versions of killer

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Steph -- 3/3/09 -- cartoon about krill

This was inspired by a column that the brilliant Derrick Jensen is writing.

Steph -- 3/3/09 -- fixed cartoon

This looks better now, thanks to the encouragement of Garrincha!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Steph -- 2/28/09 -- guys with clip board and marketing plans

As part of my "daily" (ahem) drawings, I want to make one political cartoon a week. Since Minimum Security became a character-based strip, I haven't really been expressing the editorial cartoon side of my brain. When I try to fit it into MS, it doesn't work that well or fit with the narrative. So I'll go back to my old single-panel style that I used for a while years ago.

Steph -- 2/28/09 -- Mrs. Johnson knitting in color

Here she is in a different pen, and in color.

Steph -- 2/28/09 -- Mrs. Johnson knitting in her house

First I tried drawing Mrs. Johnson, a character for a children's book, with a brush pen. The line looked too thick to me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

January Summary

Nick drew on 5 of 31 days. He owes Stephanie $26!!!

Stephanie drew on 7 of 31 days. She owes Nick $24!!

I'm not counting multiple drawings in a single day, but days during which drawing of any quantity occurred.

We're not doing so well! Let's get back on track, favorite brother of mine!

By the way, I love the newest ones, the bird and the road with the fence. Very pretty!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nick - 1/3/09

Mmmmm.... wine..... sacralicious.......

Nick - 12/29/08 Plant

A potted succulent in my dining room.

Nick - 12/28/08 elephant

1st drawing after returning to my home in California. Switched to pencil.

Nick - 12/25/08

OK, this day was completely frustrating. I was trying to do something a bit too complex for me at this point, and after 3 wadded up messes, took Stephanie's advice to focus on a small decorative detail in a wall.

Nick - 12/24/08

Didn't know chairs had such wavy lines, did you?

A river? A path? Take your pick. But I sort of like the mountainy thing in the middle.
Smoking man (for incense).