Sunday, February 28, 2010

Featured Posted Goodness.

Free Coloring Pages! Monsters. And a Mermaid. And More Monsters! (all in PDF for you).



New Free Coloring Page: More Monsters!


My kids are requesting a new coloring page, so I think you should have it too.

The Inside Story: How to Screw Up a Cartoon



Every so often I draw a cartoon in which either something is left out, or messed up, or otherwise doesn't survive the trip from my pen to readers' eyeballs. Sigh.

This one was published this week - it is a caterpillar in bed for the night, having left a zillion bedroom slippers on the floor by the bed...

Which left everyone to wonder, "Why are there a bunch of ice cream cones stalking that sleeping bug?"

Ironically, I had redrawn it because I decided making the slippers fuzzy would make them more slipper-like. Who knew bedroom slippers were so open for interpretation.

So there you go. And if you prefer to see it as an invasion of ice cream cones, that's fine with me.

Cartoon :- No one can beat Shashi Tharoor...

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Happy Cartoon Face of A Man with Glasses

 

That is a happy cartoon face of a man with his glasses. His happiness is good for his healthy. Common sense in this planet tells us that we are happy if our body and mind are happy. Do something nice for yourself each day is good for your happiness. And do not forget for preparing a nice lunch in your home and take a long and relaxing bath, it is better for your happiness.

Tavish

Tavish - Digital Illustrator
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Drawing Adventure: Color a Mermaid!



We had a young friend over the other day, who is currently into mermaids. So I made this for her to color.

I'm told that the thing to do is print out several, and then give each one her own "look."


Join me next post, when we talk about how to draw without any kind of art supplies at all...

Work Humor: If work is so awesome

I am working on the subject of work humor, office humor and anything generally in that category of funny. This is one of the ideas that I came up with. I have a bunch more to work on so keep checking in every once in a while and hopefully there will be something that tickles your funny bone. Enjoy and have a great day.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Drawing Adventure: FREE Coloring Page!



And now, a new fabulous thing for you - FREE printable things!

Yes, I believe in printable projects. And, I believe in coloring. It is so therapeutic. And, for kids, it's a great way to "draw" because you are interacting with the lines of a drawing while moving your crayons (or pens or whatever) around. But don't leave out the grownups. My mom and my daughter color together all the time.

Never underestimate the benefits of coloring.

So with that, here is the first Drawing Adventures Coloring Page: Spring Monsters! Click to open and print a free PDF File. Hooray!

I clearly have spring on my mind - and these guys somewhat resemble Easter Eggs I'm noticing. Also, bonus! Speech bubbles so you can make your monsters say something.

Enjoy! And, if you do an extra cool job would you take a picture and email it to me? I'd love to share.

Cartoon :- Waao ! What a Budget ... !


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cartoon :- This Baba Talks Like Bloggers...


Today's Drawing Adventure: Draw Something With Your Eyes Closed

Have you ever tried this?

Put a piece of paper in front of you, and then close your eyes and draw a face.

What happened?

Did you cheat because you were worried it would come out all weird? Be honest. If you did, try again. No peeking. Sheesh.

You may find that what you draw is actually pretty good. It's probably a lot bigger than you thought it would be.

Making marks is not just a visual thing, you see. It's kinetic. So it's really fun to FEEL the process of drawing something.

And, of course it's pretty funny too.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Arts Advocacy: A Really Nice Page

Okay, never mind for a minute how cool the CASK (Creative Art Space for Kids) in New York is, or how much I covet their facility.

They've got a really nice arts advocacy page on their site, that runs down tons of tasty quotes about the arts.

So, I suggest: Start there and check it all out, then go read the rest of the site too. I will go back to wishing I had a place like theirs.... someday, right?

CASK, Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation

Drawing What's Not There

Everybody sees a blank space differently.

It's great fun to see just how differently -- here's a way you can do that.

I call it, "Drawing what's not there."

Enjoy!

Rafael Teruel Cáceres

Rafael Teruel Cáceres - Ilustrator, Fantasy Art Girls
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Are You "Good" at Drawing? Or is Drawing Good for You?

If you look around at courses and books that teach how to draw, you may notice that many of them have something in common:

They want to help you "improve" your drawing. Make it more realistic, more successful.

Which, by the way, I think is just a fine thing to do. If you want to do that, I recommend "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." It's great.

But, I want to tell you: You don't have to be "good" at drawing for drawing to be good for you.

Did you know that even in remote areas of the world, where there isn't a lot of paper, kids will take up a stick and draw in the dirt? The urge to make marks is very strong.

I believe that if every school kid and grownup got 30 minutes of free drawing time per day, this would be a miraculously wonderful thing.

It would create a space where you can just move a pencil around, let your brain loose, hang out with a piece of paper, and take up your own side of the conversation you're having with the world.

You might scribble, or you might make a face, or you might just sit there and stare at the paper.

Maybe you would make rubbings of the coins and paper clips in your desk.

Drawing, making marks, puts your mind in a different place. It's a place that you make, where you get to travel around. It's not full of text messages and emails. It's a really really neat place, and I'd love to take everyone to visit.

So with that, I'll leave you with "Ten Great Uses for a Pencil."

Ian Drew This.



Ian is a first-grader I draw with at the afterschool center. He's always had a distinctive style, and he tends to draw these fantastic creatures at the center of the paper with all sorts of things radiating out from them. I am told this guy has tentacles (after I erroneously called them arms).

I love all the different kinds of lines he's making - as I've said before, drawing is recorded motion, and here you can practially see him moving the pen around. He was just working with a felt pen, and he got all those kinds of marks.

It's cool to watch as he gets older, because his basic visual language is getting more and more parts to it.

Isn't it great?

St. Patrick’s Day Cartoon: Almost had it


I was working on St. Patrick’s Day cartoons and ideas for St. Patrick’s Day gear like beer mugs, cards and stuff like that. I did a cartoon a couple of years ago with a Leprechaun that was on one side of a cliff and his pot of gold on the other and called it “So Close”. People seemed to like it so I thought the general idea of a Leprechaun almost getting the pot of gold was a good idea to start from. This cartoon is a result of trying to think of other scenarios that might be funny if I stuck with that same general idea.


While on the subject of Leprechauns and St. Patrick’s Day I was wondering why anyone would want to drink green beer. It seems to be a common theme during that holiday so I thought I would look it up on line. Turns out that according to the answers I found out on line it was something that has its origins here in America. I guess someone thought it would be a good marketing gimmick and it took off from there. I am guessing that trying to turn a stout Irish beer like “Guinness” green would take a heck of a lot of food coloring. Anyway, enjoy the cartoon and have a great day.

A Monkey Boy with Happy Cartoon Face


Do you like a monkey cartoon face? How about a monkey animal? There are many monkey animals have varied relationships with people in the world. Some of them are kept as pets.
Monkey cartoon faces is one of the attraction in cartoon world. Many kids love the funny faces from a monkey boy. And many kids who remember exciting trips to the zoo, they will be happy and fun with monkey cartoon pictures in their rooms.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Lost Queen Chapter 2!


The Lost Queen is my graphic novel, which I'm publishing one chapter at a time on its very own site -- I've just released Chapter 2, which you can get for free by clicking over there -- please enjoy!



Portrait caricature - happy fisherman


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sexy Girl and Bike

Sexy Girl and Bike
by Laurence Winram

A Wealth of Art + Music: Keep scrolling!

Check out this page on the integration of Art and Music on the site, "The Teaching Palette." You will scroll and scroll and find a wealth of articles. It may take a while, so allow yourself some time. Maybe pour yourself some tea first.

There are works of art, and bits of history, and then samples of music. All together. Enjoy! If you're like me your brain will kind of explode after all of it but it's a good explosion.

Here's to everyone out there who is integrating all the facets of kids' intelligence. We so need this, and it's a tough time to be doing it. Carry on!


Easter Cartoon: Reality Check


I did this cartoon as a result of Easter being around the corner. Enjoy and have a great day.

Corlen Kruger

Corlen Kruger - Illustrator
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Corlen Kruger

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Best Quote from a Kid This Week



I was drawing with the kids at the afterschool center this week -

We were taking stencils, and putting paper on top of them, and rubbing crayons over the top.

This can be a lot easier than tracing the stencils, and you get a cool kind of tie-dyed effect - especially if you then move the stencil a little, pick a different color, and do the rubbing again.

Anyhow, we had been doing this for a while, when one of the kids blurted out,

"Woa, coooool!
How did I do that?"

I just thought that was a fabulous quote. She had no idea what she was trying to do, but she was delighted with the result.

Only a person who was totally involved in a process could say something like, "How did I do that?"

Do you ever say that to yourself?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Gunt

Gunt - illustrator, comic artist
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Cartoon :- Wonder Buses of India


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dog Cartoon: Don't even think about it.


I did this cartoon as a result of just goofing around with drawing a fire hydrant at first then the dog and ideas for birthday cards came as a result of that. Enjoy and have a great day.

Birthday Card

Cartoon :- Photo of the Bravest Indian...

Tracy Lee Quinn

Tracy Lee Quinn - Illustrator, pin up cartoon style
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Inspirations come from the old Gag pin-ups in girlie digests, of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Artists like Bill Wenzel, Don Flowers, Jack Cole and Dan Decarlo


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