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Monday Morning Meeting Sketches

November 23rd, 2009 2 comments

Monday MornYeah. I know it’s been a week since I drew this. Kind of defeats the purpose of the “du jour” part of the blog name. Sue me. Anyway, here’s something new for yas. Enjoy it. I will post something tomorrow. I’m working on a new character for a specific project so I’ll probably be posting all the renditions of that guy.

Good bye for now.

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Day 40 · 03 Oct 09 · Wittle Fishy

October 4th, 2009 No comments
Wittle Fishy

Wittle Fishy

This is my first finished iPhone painting. I used the Brushes app. It definitely takes some getting use to but I like it. I hope you enjoy.

Brushes also records it apparently. This is too cool.

Wittle Fishy Video

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Day 36 · 21 Sept 09 · I’m Back!

September 22nd, 2009 3 comments
I'm Back

I'm Back

See? What did I tell you? Leaf ain’t goin’ nowhere. You just gotta have faith in the system. I wonder how long it will take Pudge to notice? Will Leaf get to blossom before getting cut down again? I don’t know.

I like to think that Pudge may have gone on that vacation he’s been thinking about for years. After all, his “chores” are all done.

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Day 35 · 18 Sept 09 · Ha!

September 18th, 2009 No comments


Pudge thinks he’s had the last laugh. Truth be told Pudge doesn’t really laugh that much anyway. Everyone’s entitled to a little joy in life even if we don’t agree with it, right?

Now, word around the campfire is people don’t like Pudge. I say we give the ol’ chap a chance. Let’s not be hasty in our judgement. We don’t know why he acts this way. His past got him here. Something had to happen to make him this way. You just don’t get born angry. I bet if we look back we’ll start understand and even sympathize with Pudge.

Maybe not. Maybe he’s just a jerk and that’s all there is to it. Y’all without sin can cast the first stone, but I for one am the type o’ guy to give him the benefit of the doubt.

So, does this mark the end for poor ol’ Leaf? I wouldn’t bet on it. Tune in next time for more as the saga continues.

Side note: I think I may need to change my site to Sketch Du Every Other Jour. Stick with me. I’ll get on a schedule.

Oh, and one more thing. This pic was taken with my phone, but i’ll give it a proper scan in the next day or so.

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Day 34 · 16 Sept 09 · Pudge Means Business

September 17th, 2009 2 comments
Pudge Means Biz

Pudge Means Biz

Shield your eyes kids. That ol’ Pudge is up to no good again.

Do you think this might just get rid of that Leaf for good? Well, no. It wouldn’t make for a very good story if all it took was a pair of shears to end it all. I gotta drag this thing out.

I tell ya what though. That Pudge ain’t got no love for Leaf. Brutal, that Pudge. Even the Gopher’s keeping his distance.

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Day 33 · 15 Sept 09 · Dang Leaf!

September 15th, 2009 2 comments
Dang Leaf!

Dang Leaf!

That dang Leaf. Why’s she always looking at Pudge like that? Taunting him. “Oh, look at me! I’m alive! And there’s nothin’ you can do about it!” How’s Pudge supposed to be miserable with Leaf pokin’ its stupid nose in his business all the time? What a jerk, that Leaf.

Why’s Pudge so angry anyway? What did Leaf do to him? Leaf just sits there. Drinking water, hanging out and doing leafy things. It’s not Leaf’s fault she happened to be created on that particular tree in that particular time. She’s just a product of her environment. Leaf’s just like the rest of us. Playing the hand she’s dealt.

I’ve got a bad feeling about this. My spidey-sense is telling me Leaf needs to watch her back. Pudge is very determined. Right or wrong, he’s determined. And we all know that bad-attitude + determination = bad news bears. That’s a lotta “bad”s in one train of thought. Well, there ought to be. It looks like a bad situation on the horizon. Runons, you say? You bet!


Any-whozzle-bees. This is my first digital sketch on this blog. While drawing traditionally I kept thinking that it would be so much easier if I was doing it in Photoshop. Tonight, sketching in Photoshop, I kept thinking it would be so much easier if I was doing it traditionally. I just can’t win against myself.

Either way, I’m pleased with the result. In the process I almost trashed it a couple of times, consulted several tutorials online that ended up being a complete waste of time, and uttered a handful choice words. A few hours later and here we are.


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Day 32 · 10 Sept 09 · God Bless Eastman and Laird

September 10th, 2009 No comments


Yes indeed. I used to draw these guys all the time when I was in junior high. I might even say that I drew them better back then. I drew a lot more often. Hmmm. Imagine where’d I’d be now if I’d kept up with it.

I always loved the blocky/sketchy look of the art in those old TMNT comics. Now I look at them and realize what geniuses they were at value and shading.

These sketches are from Eastman and Laird’s Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles Volume 1, Book 32. I suppose I ought to mention that all things TMNT are licensed and copyrighted to Eastman and Laird or whoever may have purchased the rights yada yada yada. Don’t sue me.

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Day 31 · 10 Sept 09 · A Couple O’ Squids

September 10th, 2009 No comments
Squid 1

Squid 1

Squid 2

Squid 2

Squids. I love ‘em. Especially when they have one eye and no idea what’s going on. I think I’ll redraw #2. I like how one of the front tentacles is curled up towards his face. I think I’ll make that more exaggerated on the next one. I could also see that design as a glass dome with a free floating brain in it.

I tried out some new markers on #1 there. It’s doing OK. I’m using a different sketchbook than the one used in the first 20-something days. You may notice the markers appearing a bit different. I’ll learn to work with it. I think.

I saw 9 tonight. Ridiculous. The character designers on that movie are brilliant. I’m not just talking about the main characters either. All the little robots and bad guys were great. Mostly out of left field too. How do they come up with that stuff?

Also saw a trailer for Astro Boy. I will definitely be studying some robot design in that movie.

You are now free to go about your day.

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Day 26 · 01 Sept 09 · Off Register

September 1st, 2009 1 comment


Day 26. This is the last day of this sketchbook. It’s been fun and challenging.

Today I tried 3 new things:

  1. A retro style cartoon.
  2. An off-register type coloring.
  3. Ink with a real brush not a brush pen.

Those new things led to understand 3 things:

  1. Retro is cool.
  2. Off-register coloring is hard with markers.
  3. I’m heavy handed with a brush.

I think that what makes an artist experienced is his/her ability to fix mistakes. Cover them up so that no one can tell. I did a lot of fixin’ because of that darn brush.

If you want to see some inspiring brush work check out this guy: Mitch Breitweiser.

I will continue to do this blog, but I haven’t decided whether or not I will move into Photoshop painting, which is my ultimate goal, or keep up the traditional sketching. Having the physical sketchbook has helped because it gives me a tangible goal. I could do both, but who knows. Time will tell.

See you tomorrow.

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Day 24 · 30 Aug 09 · Pinkums

August 31st, 2009 No comments


Day 24.

I don’t really have much to say about this one. Other than I need to start on these earlier in the evening.

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