Monday, July 1, 2013
A little over a week ago I began a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, which I found on Pinterest. I apologize to the owner-creator that cannot find the original source of this sketch-note. These sketches all took less than 20 minutes and are not intended to be finished illustrations, but rather creative exercises. In most cases there was a great deal of reinterpretation of the original concept.
Day 1: A Self-Portrait
I’ve done a lot of self-portraits…so many that last April I gave a talk at The University of Findlay about Artist’s Self Portraits (let me know if you want a link to the research). This one, drawn from memory-not a mirror, isn’t one of my best. Something about it looks a little toon-ified, but I tried to be honest in showing the bags under my eyes.
The one I drew specifically for the challenge isn’t very interesting. I like this one better.
Yes, I’m a little obsessed with vizslas. You can follow my Red Dog board on Pinterest. I don’t typically draw animals and, since Trixie rarely stops moving, this really was a challenge.
I like pie.
Day 4: Favorite Place
This isn’t a real place, but my favorite place none-the-less. I’ve been having a lot of doubts in my faith lately, mostly centered on the nature of heaven. I’m seriously afraid that if heaven does exist, I’ll be spending eternity floating on a cloud. This is what I am hoping heaven is like.
Wallace Hooper is the funniest guy I know. Funny Ha-Ha, and Funny Peculiar.
Day 6: Favorite Book
The Man Who Didn’t Wash His Dishes.
I loved this story as a child, and the lesson was ingrained into me. Wallace was washing the dishes as I sat down with my sketchbook.
My favorite book is actually To Kill a Mockingbird, but the imagery from book covers to the movie is so iconic, it left no room for interpretation.
Day 7: Favorite Movie
I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain ...
I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain