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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Post of the Year

This post would probably have more impact if I started this blog on say, January 1 of 2008....but I started it somewhere in between so I screwed that up, huh? I didn't manage to get any drawing done while I was away on Xmas vacation, but I made up for that the past couple of days, so I have something of a sketch dump for now. There's plain old practice, some character concepts, and what not in there. (BTW, some of these are cartoon sketches from webcomics I read. I don't claim any right to them, just practicing with them).

With the new years coming, it seems like it would be appropriate to come up with a New Years resolution related to drawing. Something like "I resolve to draw 1 hour a day", or "I resolve to learn how to draw womens faces correctly", or "I'll get a good pencil sharpener" (okay, that last one I do need to do). The problem with resolutions is that I tend not to keep them. Since I really enjoy drawing, I don't want to curse myself with something specific.

So here's my New Years Resolution: I resolve to just keep trying.

There....that's something I think I can do :)

Happy New Years everyone :)




Saturday, December 20, 2008

The End of Toons!...sorta

Yay! I finally completed the Randy Glasbergen book 'Toons!. Well, completed is an inaccurate thing to say...you never really finish drawing books, you just get to the end of what they talk about and then you continue practicing what they taught you. For me it's more a mental thing, this is the first book I made it all the way through, so I'm proud of myself.

Sure, I'm no Michaelangelo, but I've got several more months experience then I had before, so I'll take that for now :) Now I have to deciede which of the books I've been gath3ering to work on next....



Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Look out for that tree!

This past Friday was my wifes birthday, so as a treat we went up north to ski country for a few days. We had a nice hotel, nice meals, and good ski slopes. Having grown up in a place where skiing was quite popular, my wife is a natural at it. Me....I'm still learning. Luckily I managed to avoid hitting any trees and survived with only a sore ankle (damn snow boots). While sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the warmth of a fireplace (The best part of skiing in my opinon), I managed to crank out a few drawings.

I'll try to update once more before I head out of town for the holidays.



Monday, December 8, 2008

Training Scraps

This past week I was out of town doing some OpenSuse linux training. Since it was just me, I thought I'd have plenty of time to do some scribbling and crank some stuff out. Boy was I wrong...I just couldn't get comfortable in the room, kept getting distracted, ugh. I managed to get some stuff, but it was far from my most productive time.

Oh well...somethings better then nothing as I always say.