Monday, August 22, 2016

What Shall I Draw on August 28th?

This coming Sunday, August 28th, I’ll conduct another “What Shall I Draw Today?” session of drawing suggestions. The virtual suggestion box has been emptied and from now until that Sunday, I am accepting suggestions through Facebook, Instagram and comments here below.

Please check out the WSIDT tab at the top for guidelines and FAQ’s.

This will be the second to the last WSIDT session for the year, so why not get creative?

Rapunzel & Flynn Rider
(Tangled) jumbo card

Jon Snow & Ghost
(Game of Thrones) collector card

Roxie Hart
(Chicago) collector card
collector cards:  Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board. 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)

jumbo cards:  Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board. 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Life Figure Drawing, 2015, Winter

2 minutes and 5 minutes poses
black ink on paper
from January through March, 2015
various sizes

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad (2016)
conceptual poster image
Black ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. 
12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)

Wonders and Cons

Some DC Comics women done at comic book conventions, commissions and sketches form 2012 and 2014.

Wonder Woman


Phantom Lady

Wonder Woman

Black Canary

Wonder Girl

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond (2016)
poster conceptual image
Black ink and watercolor on watercolor paper. 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm (5.00 in. x 7.00 in.)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

What I Drew Sunday – July 24th

Here are the top 3 “liked” drawings from last Sunday’s session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”

#1 - Mickey, Donald and Goofy playing “Pokémon Go” with Pikachu (mash-up): suggested by akoymdf

#2 - Barney Fife (Don Knotts in The Andy Griffith Show): suggested by leetleschmida

#3 - Holly Golightly (Audry Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s): suggested by hannagarner16

And here is the whole Sunday set of sketches:

Per usual, all of these original sketches will be gathered together to be sold at my next, as-yet-to-be-announced comic convention show.

THANKS to everybody who submitted drawing suggestions. If I didn’t get to your suggestion this time, please pitch ’em again to me next time.
THANKS to everybody who voted with their “likes” on Instagram and Facebook and for following those feeds.

To view all 17 drawings, you may check them out on my Instagram feed, @monstergram7.

There are 2 more WSIDT sessions scheduled this year. The next one due Sunday August 28.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What Shall I Draw on July 24?

This Sunday, July 24th will be another “What Shall I Draw Today?” session.

Please check out the WSIDT tab at the top for detailed instructions. However, I basically take suggestions here (in the comments), on Facebook but mostly on Instagram (@monstergram7) and draw.

Sunday, as it happens, is the last day of San Diego Comic Con, so it’ll be interesting what suggestions will be pitched. Maybe everyone will be too busy at the con and with Pokémon?

Give me something good to draw.

Sketches from Disneyland

Last Sunday, July 17th, 2016, I spent the day at Disneyland with friends. It was the Park’s 61st anniversary of it’s opening day. The Disneyland Resort has bag check security gates that visitors (guests) must pass through before entering the courtyard where the ticket booths are and exist still outside of the parks’ entrance gates. In the morning, the bag check gate lines were longer and slower than the entrance gate lines by a factor of about 8.  These sketches are an almost hourly account of my impressions of the day.

Our group of 3 got in the stand-by line for the first performance of the new “Frozen” live stage show in Disney California Adventure (DCA) theme park.  If you catch this stage show, Disneyland’s Disneyland Forever fireworks and DCA’s World of Color water fountain show, you can hear the song “Let it Go” three times in one day’s visit.

Sometimes, as with this drawing of Merida, what I draw has more to do with samples of nearby conversations than actual sights or attraction experiences. I saw the Disney Junior puppet show for my first time and was pleasantly surprised, as much with the young audience’s engagement as with the show itself.

Hopping back to Disneyland, we enter Tomorrowland, which is pretty much temporary “Star Wars Land” now. Hyperspace Mountain is the same good attraction of Space Mountain with John Williams’ music. Okay, it’s a little more than that.

Returning to DCA at our Fast Pass time to the renewed Soarin’ Over the World (Formerly Soarin’ Over California). It’s both better and cheekier than the original attraction movie, which in my eye cancel each other out for a “meh” experience. Mr. Kylo Ren was looking at me from the Park guide.

Main Street was starting to fill up with folks for the night time Paint the Night parade, and we headed to the magical Peter Pan Flight dark ride. Here’s Tuff-Girl’s pup Wichita with Tinker Bell. Then the parade, this time viewed not from a Main Street vantage but in the it’s a small world mall. Disclosure: Snow White is not in the parade. Disclosure #2: this is not how you paint the night with magic.

Disclosure #3: this is not how you “step into the magic” as the parade’s song encourages. And then... time to go home.

But hold on, I didn’t. I hung around a bit more, lingering in the Disneyland Gallery and later meandering through Tomorrowland. It only just hit me that night that the Starcade shop in Tomorrowland is 100% Star Wars themed merchandise. Then I went home.

The next day I drew this bonus drawing. According to the information on the internet, both Tom Sawyer Island (as an attraction experience and not merely an island in the Frontierland located Rivers of America) and the Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes celebrate their 60th anniversaries this year. Here Little Tuffy and the Tuf Gurlz celebrate the original Disney Park.