Monday, February 27, 2017

What I Drew Sunday – February 26th

Without further ado, I present here the top 3 of the 7 things that I was able to draw in the 6 hour Sunday session of “What Shall I Draw Today?”

#1 – Queenie and Jacob from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: suggested by harishasanic.

#2 – Stranger Things kids Lego-fied: suggested by Ryan Sieroty.

#3 – Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: suggested by salemcattish.

With the “Fantastic Beasts” image, I went with artist’s choice styling it after the work of Al Hirschfeld. When roughing in the characters the silhouettes quickly suggested to me something Hirschfeld. Per Hirschfeld’s tradition, I tried sneaking in some “NINA”s (5 of them) and a nod to J.K. Rowling.

I narrowed down the “Stranger Things cast” suggestion down to the core group of the series’ kids: (L-R) Dustin, Eleven, Mike and Lucas. The flashlights might be Lego accurate, or they might not be, I didn’t slow down to do in-depth research.

Lastly, again by artist’s choice, I chose to stylize Dr. Quinn/ Jane Seymour after Marc Davis’s character designs for Briar Rose/ Princess Aurora in the animated classic, Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.

And here is the whole set of 7 drawings:

The last posted drawing was the tribute to Bill Paxton. Quite a bit of time was spent on the 3 failed depictions of the late actor. I’m still not 100% happy with the final piece. May be I could have done one or two more suggestions otherwise..

All of these are going into my stock of original art for sale at my upcoming comic convention shows. The first for 2017 will by WonderCon at the end of March in the city of Anaheim, CA.

Thank you to  everyone who submitted suggestions. Keep a weather eye open in the next few weeks where I may tap into those suggestions and draw them.

Thank you to everyone for your “likes” and for following.

You may view all 7 drawings on my Instagram: monstergram7.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What Shall I Draw February 26th?

Coming this Sunday, February 26th, I will be conducting the next session of “What Shall I Draw Today?” As I had conceded in January, this will be an abbreviated 6 hours session while I am still working at completing the next issue of Unstoppable Tuff-Girl (that’s No. 3 for those counting along at home).

The virtual suggestion box will be cleared out to make room for new ones. Suggestions may be posted from now until the end of WSIDT at any on the following places where you see the image above. Suggestions may be the same as ones made in the past whether or not I was able to get to them, or they may be brand new.

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TIP: While I gravitate to the more interesting suggestions, during these 6 hour sessions I especially mostly take on single-character suggestions. This is to maximize the number of suggestions in my limited time. I may only get a single suggestion for a complex multi-character setup squeezed in the 6 hours.

The tricky, insidious thing has been that I don’t reliably catch suggestions made in comments, emails, etc. that aren’t attached to image above, so you’ll want to make sure you comment in the correct places.

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What Shall I Draw Today?
Sunday, February 26th, 2017
12:00 noon - 6:00 pm ET

Sketchin’ and the Rain

 Some rain themed sketches from my archives:

Kathy Selden
(Singin’ in the Rain)
Don Lockwood
(Singin’ in the Rain)
“Couple in the Rain”

Kathy Sleden and Don Lockwood were the Singing’ in the Rain (MGM 1959) characters played respectively by Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly. Ever willing as I am to reference classic Hollywood films, my caricature of Debbie Reynolds popped up last November as just another Instagram sketch post.

The Gene Kelly caricature was a suggestion from last month’s (January) What Shall I Draw Today? (WSIDT) session. It’s rather difficult to not depict the iconic “Gene hanging off a lamppost” image for anything recognizable from the film.

The third image was another WSIDT suggestion, although entirely generic and not intended to allude to the classic musical.

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All: Color pencil and black ink on Bristol Board. 6.35 cm x 8.89 cm (2.50 in. x 3.50 in.)