The Man from E.G.G.

A place to put my time-wasting doodles, based upon the exercises outlined in the "How To Draw Animated Cartoons" book by Preston Blair.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Still Been Car Shoppin'

Yep - whatever time wasn't spent trying to score some new wheels was spent watching the daughter. Here is one page of "Father-Daughter Doodles." McDonalds has been doing "Hello Kitty" happy meals, so...

I brought home some roll-end color labels from work and Mariel had a ball creating her own stained glass window:

Here's the same window with the colors inverted:

That's about it for now...

Monday, July 23, 2007

Been Car Shoppin'

I had to shop for a new (USED!) car this past weekend. No time for drawing, but here's one page of father-daughter doodles from Friday. Huh.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Weekend Doodles

Well, Mariel finally got over her head cold (with a spectacular era-ache finish, I might add!)

With three consecutive Father-Daughter Days, there was not much room for any serious Blair work. I decided to doodle out some full figure sketches, instead of the disconnected floating heads that I tend to do.

The Little Puppet Boy is still a big hit in these here parts, so I tried doing some poses of him. They turned out very bad, in my opinion. I mean, what's with that ice cream cone pose? Where are the basic underlying shapes that form the body? (I did try to work on having a line of action and a silhouette, but geeze!)
Sunday, after church, we ran to the hated Mart of Wal for a few grocery items. Underneath a giant Crayola placard, they had boxes of crayons on sale. Twenty-four packs were going for twenty cents a pop. Mariel wouldn't stop obsessing about them, so being the indulgent Mr. Moneybags that I am, I caved in and bought her a box.

I tell you this in an effort to explain the following:
New Crayons = My Little Pony Drawing

Monday, July 09, 2007

Vacation Pictures

Here are some father-daughter doodles from last week's vacation.

Notice the word balloon? Yep! Mariel came down with a big, old sinus infection on Sunday night (07/01). We had to cancel the modest plans we had made, so we spent the week at home with a sick/cranky 3-1/2 year old. Ah, bliss!

Mariel has developed a love for DROOPY cartoons! She really was into "Homesteader Droopy" which she calls "Baby Droopy." When she was crying because of her cold, six or so consecutive plays of "Baby Droopy" dried her tears. God bless you, Tex Avery!

She also likes "Dixieland Droopy" (which she calls "Disneyland Droopy"), "Three Little Pups", "Blackboard Jumble" and "Sheepherder Droopy."

The Li'l One is also into the "My Little Pony" thang. We bought her a pretty hefty pony coloring book. I created my own pony, "Poisonella!"

And, just to round things out, here is a page full of doodles featuring desecrated versions of famous and not-so-famous cartoon characters.

How many can you name?