Thursday, July 10, 2008

Far Hairz

I missed Derek, Ray, and Ottley this week. It was another very flowy night. Lately it has been fun to try letting go a little to see what comes out of it, and I've been enjoying the results. I started with this stinky critter's slanted eyelids, burgeoning eyes, and spiny skin. I enjoyed making his floppy ears, his spiny protrusions, and the flies surrounding him. I focused a lot on line edges while he was being doodled, and filled in details after the fact.

Pic two was also started with the eyes. I particularly enjoyed giving him his bow-legs, and I liked having a cat, dog, and then mouse all in one pic. Bandit cat and gun dog are cool. And "far hairz" is yokel for "fire hairs." The text was just there to wrap it all together with some loose theme.

I started this just trying to draw a pretty yet somewhat unusual gal, and after she was finished I was jokingly asked if she had a sister, so I added her sister. Super sisterz foreverz.

My last pic at the cafe was a quicky before going out to eat. I liked his expression, and that he thinks his stars are awesome, but they really aren't that great. I showed this drawing to our hostess when we went out eat later, and she was unimpressed by his stars. She wanted to show us how good she was at drawing stars, and the top two are hers.

After we ate I still felt like doodling, so I drew a hairy elf-guy running. He's a stinker. I like hair.

Last up was a lazy one after drinking for a bit. I was a little buzzed, and I just let go. The head is quite assy, but I enjoyed all the figures.

I think I see more humor getting back into my drawings. That makes me happy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hairy Dragginzes

This week I wanted to see if I could "follow my nose" a little and break out of the usual style. I started with the eyes of the long-eared rodent, and when I got to his neck, I started seeing him in a space suit. I had no reference, but I vaguely remembered drawing a space suit a long time ago, and now it's fun to see where the differences are. I wanted an evil eye to start the next part of the drawing, and after following lines the eye became part of a hairy dragon. I didn't bother too much with defining its shapes, and just had a lot of fun with the hair. I love hair. Long body hair is really fun to draw.

Next up were some big-eyed girls. I had no idea what Jon Diesta was drawing next to me, but I think Ray mentioned something about cartooning with him, and it made me want to try something a little more cartoony-looking, and that's why they turned out the way I did. Girl number two had a weird pose that was fun to draw.

So I find that when I draw consistently for awhile, I start wanting to push out of the norm a bit, and even though I assume it still looks very much like my work, to me cartoony guys, dragons, and big eyes are different. I'm not sure if it's consistent drawing nights or if it was just a hiccup, but the difference was fun.