Aug 21 2010

#160 – Finger Ling-Ling Good!

PandasStopped by the always-reliable Panda Inn tonight with a bunch of friends.  We went easy on the endangered mammals, and stuck with lighter fare.  Next time though, we’re stopping here.

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Aug 20 2010

#159 – Pageant of the Trans-Mundane

Contour friendsFirst blind drawing on Sketch 365!  I remembered this exercise from art class way back in grade school — the blind contour drawing, done without looking at the page.  Of course, it’s usually done with one continuous line, rather than picking up the pencil and resetting.  Doing it that way can help things stay in a bit better arrangement and proportion.  Still, I had a good laugh at these when I finished.

So, since I imagine you may not have already guessed, left to right is Mr. Bolivia, Ms. Punchingbag and Mrs. Sketch 365.

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Aug 19 2010

#158 – The low end

BassKinda surprised it took this long for this to show up in a sketch.  It’s a bargain basement cheapie, but it does the job.  Maybe if I played it more though, I could “outgrow” it and upgrade.  Okay, so nobody tell my wife about this little scheme…

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Aug 18 2010

#157 – LEQO is not a word

LeqoFound this little guy in a bag of old LEGO that my wife brought into the family.  He interfaces with LEGO, but he doesn’t look like quite at home.  I’m thinking he’s a cunning imposter.  Probably something like “LEQO” brand.  Kinda like those running shoes I once saw at an Israeli street market — they had all the hottest brands, including Nyke, Adibas and Reobok.

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Aug 17 2010

#156 – Yet another mirror portrait

Yet another mirror portraitI know, you’re probably getting sick of these by now.  But here’s me again, super-muscular, with my back turned to the mirror.  Quite an amazing feat for me to draw myself that way.  And to shave my head that cleanly.  And to build all that muscle mass…

I fear my ruse is beginning to unravel.

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Aug 16 2010

#155 – LEGO is its own plural

Robotic armI know, I know — this is about the weakest sketch that I’ve posted.  I was really busy today finishing up a digital illustration/product design assignment.  I’ve been creating a design for a LEGO toy of the Mars rover from Sketch #148.  This sketch was just a really quick utilitarian attempt to figure out  a way to build a basic version of the robotic arm out of LEGO.  Which brings me to the title of this post.  I built this thing out of LEGO.  Not “LEGOs.”  Good day sir.

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Aug 15 2010

#154 – Hey honey, I got “you” another present!

Flour sifterFifty days ago, I launched an ingenious plan to encourage increased local baked goods production.  I’m pleased to report that it’s been immensely successful.  So today, I enacted phase two: Operation Transcendently Fluffy Sifted Ingredients.  Yes, I’m working on a less cumbersome name.

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Aug 14 2010

#153 – Ho Hum


Not much to say about this one — it’s  your pretty basic, garden-variety sketch.  It’s a little bit…you might say…wait for it…old…hat.


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Aug 13 2010

#152 – The Relaxiest Catch

SailboatAh, yachting — a pastime that combines three of my very favorite things: pretension, motion sickness and Sperry Topsiders.

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Aug 12 2010

#151 – Companion sketch for #143

Quick self-portraitThis is another quick mirror sketch, similar to Sketch #87, but done with the other end of the brush pen.  I like that the drawing style is considerably more decisive than the previous version.  The eyes are stlll a bit dull, but then again, I usually don’t sparkle with vivacious energy while staring in the bathroom mirror.   Usually.

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