Friday, April 30, 2010

You don't look very well today

You don't look very well today...

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Listen by Aykut Aydogdu

Aykut Aydogdu
Aykut Aydogdu - Graphic Designer (deviantART)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Editorial Cartoon: The Exam

I thought this cartoon would make a good "Get Well" card so I made it into one.

Have a great day !

Draw Faces Your Own Way!

Faces might seem like something hard to draw, that you have to draw "right" in order for them to look "good..."

But faces really do reflect your own personality, in the way you shape them, where you put the features, what expressions you choose to put on them.

They can be such a fun way to show your own feelings, or to illustrate an idea, or just to sit and create different characters and creatures. All you need is a few simple bits to start with, and then have at it!

Illustrator Charlie Bowater

Charlie Bowater - Digital Illustrator
Illustrator Charlie Bowater

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Illustrator Charlie Bowater Illustrator Charlie Bowater
Illustrator Charlie Bowater Illustrator Charlie Bowater

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Editorial Cartoon: Count on your vote

Featured Posts: Cats! Dogs! Stick Figures! Mazes! Brains!

Recently I wrote a book called "The Cat Who Ate a Dog" with some Kindergarteners.

Stick Figures have knees and elbows, you know. Here's how to draw good ones!

Brains work better on Art! Shocking, I know.

Okay, go draw!

New free coloring page: ROCK!

It's raining again, which means YOU need a brand new coloring page.

Preferably one that is sunny, with flowers rocking out.

So here you go. Click the picture to open and print it. Enjoy!!

Mural Project: DNA! Cell Stomata! Lines!

The lines are drawn for the first mural panel! This is our "smallest scale panel", with DNA in the center and leaf cell stomata around the outside...

Stomata are openings in leaves that regulate the air going in and out of them - it's how they breathe. The cells are like these big donuts. Well, small donuts - but you get the idea.

Next we will be having some students put dots of paint in each area to show what color they should be painted... and getting them to our mural artists!

The DNA took some work - I wanted them to be really fun to look at and paint, but also accurate - turns out there are an awful lot of interpretations of what DNA looks like out there!

Also we've numbered the squares each on the back with a letter and a number, and indication of which way is up - once we split these up for painting, they will be like a giant puzzle - and part of the fun is having the students wonder what it will look like when they put their pieces together. Whee!

Caricature live act - EUROVEA GALLERIA

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sketch Time by Bokuman

anime pin ups
Illustrator Bokuman

Editorial Cartoon: Public General Warning

Conservative Coffee Mug: Conservative to the Core

Writing Books with Kids: The Cat who Ate a Dog

All I did was write some sentences and leave blanks and it went all crazy from there..

And "The Cat who ate a Dog" was created.

You can see where I left the blanks. After the kids - mostly Kindergarteners and first graders - filled in words, I did an illustration - with much discussion amongst everyone, of course.

For some reason, the hilarious phrase of the day (because there's always some hilarious phrase of the day) was, "I dunno!" So the Vet, who had to examine the cat who ate the dog, was named "Dr. I. Dunnow."

Suddenly, there was a bark!

Dr. I Dunnow wasn't the smartest guy ever - so he said, "You're not a dog..."

Then the much smarter nurse showed up and removed the dog. Everyone was much amused by the expanding cat in this one.

And then, a joyous ending.

One of the students added a portrait of me at the end, as the author.

I always recommend doing the cover last - so one of the Kindergarteners, Katherina, obliged, adding an illustration and putting in her own blanks for her name and mine.

Once this was done, it was passed around and read aloud numerous times.

Kids have such storytelling ability - it is like a flight simulator for their brain. All it takes is some blank spaces, and a grownup willing to capture their ideas and put them down, for a wondrous book to take shape.

I wonder if in the sequel, the dog will eat the cat. Will Dr. I Dunnow get more patients? Will the nurse lose patience with him? Tune in next time!

Alice's Tea Party by Giselle Almeida

Giselle Almeida (gizenya) on deviantART

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pencil Versus Photos..

Pencil Versus Photos...

Cute Face of Cartoon Girl Hair

It is a cute face of cartoon girl. She has a cute face and beauty hair. It is about happy expression, with smiley and brightness on her face.

Anatomy of a Stick Figure

Stick figures are wonderful little things for telling stories and showing examples.

They can be a little tricky, though. Often I see people struggle with getting the parts to end up in the right places - if they want their figure sitting on a chair, for example, where do you put the head? If they are doing something with their hands, how do you make sure their arms are the right length?

Well, what you need is to think about your own anatomy and go from there. Here's a quick primer on the basics of drawing really great stick figures - so your next drawing, or cartoon, or doodle can be that much more fabulous!


Obama Cartoon: Follow Me

Fantasy Art by Leonid Kozienko

Leonid Kozienko - Illustrator
girl art

Fantasy Art by Leonid Kozienko Fantasy Art by Leonid Kozienko
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  • LeoartzLeonid Kozienko - Official Website

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