Finally had some time to get back into one of these! Might re-submit if these are supposed to contain the text in the actual graphic.
The prompt says nothing about the pooch being glad its back from the other side, so that's where I went with it.
Edited to keep the file size down.
Gave myself plenty of time early in the month to work on this, then almost forgot to post it! Some fun entries for this one.
Looks like my month is filling up quickly, so I might need to post this now and then tweak it if time allows. Fun project!!
Decided to redraw this after watching Will Terry's alien TP abduction piece last week but couldn't get this to post last night from my iPad intro this thread, even though it posted into my WIP one. Hope that doesn't disqualify me.
Things have been crazy around here for the past month, so much that I didn’t even submit anything for the Wizard of Oz book cover design. Last week, my wife and I took a day and went for a drive to get out of the Phoenix heat for a few hours. We ended up in Sedona and had lunch beside Oak Creek, watching the dragonflies zooming around the rocks and little waterfalls. I’ve been doodling little racing dragonflies in the margins of my notepads since coming back from Sedona, not realizing that “dragonfly” was the theme for the August contest until yesterday. Thanks to dumb luck I’m actually on time for once!
Once again, it seems like the month has gotten away from me. This scene is an excerpt out of the Navajo tale of how the constellations and night sky came to be, and is really a great story. After the First Man and First Woman, among others, get through hand-setting all the constellations, a great Coyote grabs the blanket and creates the Milky Way!
Starting out the new year feeling a little bit deflated...just found a project that I had been working on for months is getting canned. Was working with a local bar to develop their cocktail menu at a new location and I was getting to fill it with illustrations.
The bar chain is a long-time client, (bar clients are still the best clients, BTW), and their logo features a pig I had drawn years ago on a napkin. Over the years I’ve probably drawn this pig 50 times, for posters, events, t-shirts, etc. My thought was to put the pig in all kinds of single-panel adventures as the reader peruses the different sections of the menu: rums, vodkas, bourbons, specialty cocktails, etc. I was having a blast with it even though I ended up re-flowing the menu over and over as they changed their product offerings (should have been my first clue), and eventually they came to the conclusion that a full-size printed menu would be too much of an expense to keep up to date.
Anyway, the menu will end up being a stylized list printed out in-house as they run out of things, so the fun illustrations are a no-go. Wanted to post them up just so someone else gets to see them before they go away.
Thanks for letting me vent ;0
In under the wire. Happy new year!
Spent some time doodling tonight while watching TV. Fortunately it was B and I didn’t even know that was leading in the poll! I can really have some fun with this one, thanks for weighing in.
Got to do a superhero doodle of a coworker who retired this week. She loves cooking and is famous around here for her albondigas soup. This was printed at 4’X3’ on foam core, then cut with a jig saw. Then, at the event I was asked to do a caricature of someone else I don’t even know who is retiring next week. It’s funny because I’ve never felt like I could do caricatures, and know some really talented artists who do it for a living. I think people just like to see themselves as cartoons
Probably too late (not here in Phoenix) but man, it's been a month. Feels like this is the only picture I've been able to bang out all September!
Got a rare opportunity to draw at work...creating a series of women in Arizona history for some note cards. Trying my hand at doing it in a Wall Street Journal-esque hedcut style:
Messed up a lot on this first one, but feel like now I know what I need to do to fix the patterns going forward. Helps that these illustrations will only be about 3" square when printed!