Day 24 - Wolverine + Superman = ?

"Wolverine + Superman = _?_"

(What else would you expect?)

As much as I like Wolverine, I think it's pretty safe to safe that Superman would put the beat down on the "guy who's the best at what he does".  A healing factor and some metal (yes even though it's adamantium) is no match for the grocery list of powers that Superman has (super strength, super speed, flight, x-ray vision, heat vision, invulnerability, super breath, etc... Even if we concede that Superman can't break adamantium, I'm pretty sure he could bend it - good luck putting those claws away Bub.


Day 23 - Liquid in Motion

"Liquid in motion"

(What a Great Wave)


Day 22 - Something From Monty Python and The Holy Grail

"Something from Monty Python and The Holy Grail"

(I couldn't decide which of them to draw so I present: The Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrggghhh VS The Black Knight and The Rabbit of Caerbannog)


Day 21 - Composite Animal That Probably Shouldn't Be a Pet

"Composite animal that probably shouldn't be a pet"

(The definitive King of The Jungle)


Day 20 - My Modern Coat of Arms

"My modern coat of arms"

(More like my 90's nostalgia coat of arms)

So for those of you who may not be sure, a coat of arms is defined as: the distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country. As a 90's kid I've been on quite the nostalgia trip recently and having lots of fun looking at the things I grew up with. I'm not quite sure if I would solidify this as my permanent coat of arms, but it's how I'm feeling right now.


Day 19 - A Friend as a Zombie

"A friend as a zombie"



Day 18 - Someone As You Truly See Them

"Someone as you truly see them"

(Going to live studio-audience recording was a blast!)

Well, today's sketch was a fast one, so not my best rendering of Jon Stewart's face, but I have to say having watched this show for almost 13 years I've been a huge fan and really enjoy his level of comedy and reporting.


Day 17 - How I'm Feeling Today

"How I'm feeling today"

(Yeah. This one is pretty straightforward)


Day 16 - Favorite Television Character

"Favorite television character"

(Go! Go! Power Rangers!)

Well it's hard to say who my favorite TV character as it's dependent on which show I happen to be binge-watching on Netflix.  However, I've been on a bit of a nostalgia kick with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and I think it's safe to say that the Green Power Ranger was my favorite TV character when I was younger.


Day 15 - Favorite Book Character

"Favorite book character"


So for this one I decided to draw my favorite comic book character.  As a big Spider-Man fan (surprise!) I've actually really enjoyed reading "The Superior Spider-Man" series and will be almost a little sad to see Peter Parker returned to his body.  For those of you unaware, Doctor Octopus (Doc Ock) has taken control of Peter Parker's body and has assumed the mantle of being the Superior Spider-Man. The online comic book community has come to calling this beloved character "SpOck" - a hybrid of "Spidey/Spider-Man" and "Ock"


Day 14 - Redesign a Chess Piece

"Redesign a chess piece"

(Rookie Rook)


Day 13 - Live Action Movie in the Style of Pixar

"Live action movie in the style of Pixar"

(Disney Pixar Presents: DREDD)

Admittedly I really got into this one and spent a LOT if time looking at character references and costume pieces to help transfer the look of DREDD's gritty realism into PIXAR inspired magic.


Day 12 - Yourself as a Pokemon Trainer

"Yourself as a pokemon trainer"

(What's better than a Pikachu? A Ditto imitating a Pikachu!)

Between today's Blastoise and yesterday's Wartortle drawing does anyone have a guess as to which starting pokemon I chose when I played Pokemon Blue for the first time? 

In other news I colorized the space whale sketch from Day 10. 
Take a look: Day 10 - A Space Whale

**Edit 3/3/14: I got around to making a couple of drawing fixes/adjustments and coloring it, here it is in full color!


Day 11 - A Pokemon

"A pokemon"

(War, huh, yeah. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.)

I suppose I really only know the original 151 pokemon, but it seems like the middle evolution is constantly overlooked. I see tons of merchandise for Charmander/Squirtle/Bulbasuar (and of course Pikachu) and then stuff with their final forms: Charizard/Blastoise/Venasaur; but I don't see much about their middle forms... so because of that, I have decided to honor a middle-evolution: Wartortle.


Day 10 - A Space Whale

"A space whale"


**Edit: So I really like the way this one came out so I decided to take the time coloring and finishing the piece. If you had asked me if I would be creating whale themed illustrations last February I probably would have politely told you "no". But now I find they are pretty cool and a lot of fun to draw so who knows if I'll be making any more.... Anywho - take a look below! 



Day 9 - A Lovecraft Inspired Monster

"A Lovecraft inspired monster"

(Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn)


Day 8 - A Dragon

"A Dragon"

(Flappy Bird 2 tryouts)


Day 7 - A Four-Panel Comic Strip

"A four-panel comic strip"

(Yes. That is the joke.)


Day 6 - Draw a Cartoon Character in a Realistic Style

I suppose I'm not getting super-realistic here with the drawing because I'm not spending hours and hours on it, these 30 days of drawing are more or less sketches.

"Draw a cartoon character in a realistic style"

(Bob of Bob's Burgers!)

I really enjoy this show. Below is a pic from the actual show for those of you not familiar.

(Image is copyright *insert whoever owns it because it's not me*)


Day 5 - Album Art For a Fake Band

"Album art for a fake band"

(The Wilderness Tunnels' debut album: "Seeking Something Else")


Day 4 - Something Being Smashed

"Something being smashed"

(The first time I saw Avengers in the theater, everyone was laughing so hard that I didn't even know Hulk said "Puny god" after smashing Loki until the second time I saw it. )

For those of you that haven't seen it or enjoy the scene as much as I do: Hulk VS Loki


Day 3 - Onomatopoeia

After I finished this one I hadn't quite realized that tomorrow's drawing is to draw something being smashed. Oops, it still works though.


(Hulk was here)


Day 2 - A Science Project Gone Wrong

"A science project gone wrong"

 (Poor Beaker)


30 Day Drawing Challenge (AGAIN!)

So I've been pretty busy recently with teaching and decided that I need to spend some more time drawing. Working on bigger projects is ok, but I miss sitting down with my sketchbook as much as I did during the summer. With that attitude in mind, a fellow art teacher and I have begun a 30-Day Drawing Challenge! (Well this is the second challenge for me) I will be creating a sketch/drawing every day and doing my best to post them up each day. I apologize in advance for the scan quality, I'm going to do these quickly. So below you will find my drawing for Day One!

"Draw instructions for a simple task"

 (It's a lot harder than it looks for some people...)

Also for those of you interested in work from my previous 30-Day Drawing Challenge you can check out the links below: