Yesterday I was asked to act as a science teacher for our Wednesday night church kids.
We were supposed to have a science experiment. I was handed the materials on Sunday, had vacation time Sunday and Monday, and got to see what it was all about on Tuesday evening. I didn't have time to try the experiment ahead of time. Big mistake!
Nothing exploded, thank heavens. No one got hurt, no one passed out, but the experiment didn't work. Chalk one up to "should have tried the experiment ahead of time!
When calculators first came into the mainstream market, my baby sister would spend hours playing with it as if it was a video game. Come to think of it, Pong wasn't much more exciting than a calculator!
Here is my post for Illustration Friday. Yes, I've been canned before. I prefer the term downsized. It sounds good to the waist.
Drawing from sketchbook 0806, page 130-schnauzer
This was done in Adobe Illustrator. The outlines are a 2 point pressure brush. I drew the lines on a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet.
Layers Magazine's web site has a great tutorial by Bert Monroy. He shows how you can use the warp tool in Adobe Illustrator to get realistic effects such as the wire mesh in this trash can illustration.
The nice thing about using the tool in Illustrator is you have greater control in the mesh grid and you can make the mesh looked banged up. I'm try this one out.
My drawing software of choice has been Adobe Illustrator for several years. I like the fact artwork is scalable. You don't have to worry about enlarging your artwork only to see everything pixelated. Yuck!
It works well with my cartoony style. Even if I am doing something realistic, I usually do the base artwork in Illustrator and export my work to Adobe Photoshop.
If you are an illustrator, I highly recommend Adobe Illustrator.
A duck scolds a boy. I've been amused when I've witnessed the littlest creatures have the biggest attitudes. A little critter can be the ruler of the roost.
Let's hear it for this boy. He conquered his fears. It's amazing what one can do when one doesn't have a clue how dangerous something is.
This illustration is doing double duty as my drawing challenge and Illustration Friday. I'd say this boy recovers, he will have had enough of the beach ball.
I'm taking the challenge. Let's see how far I can get with the this drawing challenge.
Yes, gasoline is still on everyone's minds. It was on my mind as I mowed yesterday. Getting a goat for the lawn sounds better each progressing day.
Illustration Friday: Foggy
Originally uploaded by speartoons
What am I doing up at 5:30 am anyway? Somebody has to wake all the neighborhood dogs. This is Right out of my Canson sketchbook. I use a Pilot Precise pen to get my thoughts down.
At some Mexican restaurants, you have a choice between red sauce and green sauce. I always though the green sauce looked sour. That unnerving green just dared me to try it. I did and I was pleasantly surprised.