Monday, May 31, 2010

better late than never

so with my lack of a computer it also means i don't have a scanner. this shoddy netbook that i've been working on (grateful as i am for it...) doesn't even have a disc drive so I don't even have the hope of installing a scanner.

anyways...i'm not going to start asking for financial aid...yet. so here's a blurry photo of my piece for the challenge.

when I was younger i looked just like drew barrymore when she was in firestarter (well E.T. too, but i'm a hellion)
my fire was fueled by a love of the ocean, aquatic mammals and drawing. i drew the same mermaid about 100 times over and over when i was younger....always on blue construction paper. so yeah, i wish i had a good clean scan of this, sorry.

James' will be a little late...but i bet it's going to ROCK.

Here I am, sorry I am late, WHEW. Leslie this is awesome! You color is amazing and I love the way your have interpreted your childhood self! I meant to go in a similar direction but ended up leaning toward photo realism. I recently found this old photo of me decked out and on the way to a birthday party, I clearly just got balled out for something and I look pissed and just about to cry. I think it is cute how serious my expression is while I simultaneously clutch my baby cookie monster doll. I don't think I quite got it, I look angry instead of sullen and fiancee says my head is too big and that the picture was cuter, but what ever, C is for Cookie and that is good enough for me! Drawn with ballpoint pen and finished with crayon.


Thanks Leslie!

Monday, May 24, 2010

back from the dead

SO! we're back...accepting new recruits and with an awesome second in command that's gonna help me make sure that this doesn't fall behind.

first up, if you don't know James Jajac then...well you haven't stumbled upon one of the more talented dudes i know. go check out his blog

so we're going to try and make this a weekly drawing challenge, this time with size and media specifications on most projects for added challenging fun.

here's the opener that James thought up. set to debut a week from today!

Childhood images: portrait of your self as a child. Have fun with this because what the image is is entirely up to you, it could range from a representative drawing of yourself as a child, to an abstract jumble made of dream and nightmares

Specs: A uniform white border with those picture tabs on the corners so they look like a photo album! Dimensions should reflect actual photo sizing (4x6", 8x10", square/ polaroid... any standard photo size without being cropped.

get those pencils revved up and the brushes prepped... it's time to get drawing!!!

(note: anyone wishing to join please contact me via e-mail)