I decided I was going to try some paintings for our Craft Booth this weekend. I had thought of doing some of the animals I had been drawing and my wife said that Owls were a big seller. I started to draw a realistic owl to paint and she said no, they were buying the cute owls in funky colors. This is my first attempt at cute in funky colors. They are done on canvas in acryllic paint. The jury is still out on whether they will sell or not.
I have been doin' some experimentin' with drawin'. While I do want to improve my artwork as a whole I also want to do some simple stuff in a little more cartoon type way. When I first started cartooning a few years back someone told me I should find a style I like and stick with it. I don't think he is around any longer. I got some great advice from a lot of people and a lot of encouragement from some others and it has kept me goin'. One of the best pieces of advice I got was from some of the greatest and that was "The main thing is to have fun and enjoy it." I have been doin' a whole lot of that later.
As you read this I will probably be working on my new medium, sliced Cypress Knees. These are roots from Cypress trees that I cut into disks and then draw the faces and pictures I see in the wood grain. A friend of mine went to the swamp yesterday and brought me back four large ones and I can't wait to get them cut up and start workin' on them.
I decided to name the Weiner Dog Frankie. I think it fits. You will be seein' some more of him later, either here or on my comic site at www.gatorhead.wordpress.com.
I am gettin' a little more productive but I am not ready to commit to postin' more than twice a week on the Gatorhead page yet. I want to build my buffer up. I use this blog to catch the overflow and I might be moving it to a wordpress sight soon because I have trouble answering the comments on here.
It won't hurt my feelin's none if yall tell me what yall been thinkin'.
My wife has a ceramic figurine of a woman and she asked me to draw it. I used the figurine as a model and this is what I came up with. I am thinkin' of drawin' some kind of background with a well and drawin' her into the picture.
Jerry Weaver, a facebook friend, told a story about Worthless Woody. I thought this might be a good rendition of what Worthless Woody would look like. I took a picture of this with my camera which really doesn't like pencil sketches so I will probably post him again after I ink, scan, and color him.
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