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peanut in chaps WIP yes, still work in progress CED 2014 episode 73

Today is day 73 or so of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Still working on old peanut in chaps … I really wanted to get done tonight but I am hitting an exhaustion wall so instead, you get a peek into the work in progress.  you saw the sketches, a few studies or whatever, and now you see what I would call most of the “block in” phase.  Ile try and wrap this one up tomorrow.

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peanut in chaps part 3 – character dev… CED 2014 episode 73

Today is day 72 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Still working on this peanut guy for a beer label to get closer to something I am happy with for a final layout.  I have a few more sketches ahead of me.  Backstory?  Peanut in chaps sketches here, and beer drinking peanut in chaps sketch 2 here.  Obviously none of these are finished… its a glimpse into my head and my “sketchbook” on how I come up with ideas.  A lot of folks think that is just BAM draw it once and done but my best things I do are always very well planned out and have a ton of research.  One thing I have learned… be careful with the google search “assless chaps” things go south real quick.  Also, Im pretty sure all chaps are assless.

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peanut in chaps part 2 CED 2014 episode 72

Today is day 72 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Still working on this beer drinking, chap wearing, peanut guy.  Another rough in sketch tonight.

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Peanut in Chaps… sketches for WIP beer label CED 2014 day 71

Today is day 71 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

So, tonight I share a bit more insight on what it takes to make a final drawing/painting/whatnot.  Mostly because I only had time for sketch ideas.  Working on a beer label – it involves peanuts.  and chaps.  Turns out its really hard to figure out how chaps fit on a peanut.  anyhow, here are a few sketches on something I am working on.  Ile post the final label when finished.  this is VERY rough for now, but its gets my ideas on paper… or pixels, or whatever.

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Create (sort of) everyday – day 70 – in the garden

Today is day 70 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Busy Weekend!  We had Ada’s grandparents over, and her cousins and we stayed very busy.  Lemon Juice definitely got some socialization / bonding time with little kids!  Not a ton of artwork Friday – Sunday but I did play drums and guitar with a 4, 6, and 9 year old which was pretty much awesome noise.  For your listening pleasure, this is not recorded and will not be posted!

Last frost date (depends on who you ask) was March 15 in DFW, March 21 in Collin County which I am in the southern end of.  I already had a few plants in the ground but I spent the weekend working on getting the garden together.

As of today, The plot looks like this –

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So here is the layout…

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Frozen create every day 2014 day 69

Today is day 69 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Taking a break from the Lemmy the French Bulldog sketches for a bigger piece tonight and just sketching out a quick Elsa… since “Frozen” dropped this week and my daughter is ALL ABOUT IT.  just a quick one.

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Lemmy the French bulldog sketches studies part 1 day 68 – CED challenge 2014

Today is day 68 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Today I present a few sketches I have been working on for a bigger piece, see post 67 on joining a classic painting with something ridiculous where I plan to merge some dutch master vermeer painting with a modern twist.  Trying to slow down a bit and really study all aspects before I commit to a final composition.  Its challenging since I like to work fast, but as a professor from my art school days once told me – the best stuff you do is the stuff you plan extensively.  So the next few posts will be lots and lots of studies.  Il’e probably run another twitter contest, or portrait contest or monday twitter contest soon though, and you might be a runner up for the art contest – so don’t despair you wont have to look at sketches of dogs day after day after day.

So here you go, french bulldog sketches of yours truly, lemon juice.

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Day 67 Create every day challenge

Today is day 67 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Working on a few sketches for a pretty big endeavor – joining a classic painting with something rediculous… Like Lemmy at the virginette instead of lady….

just a quick study on this one.  Il’e be posting some more later.

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lemmy sketch / study CED 014 day 66

Today is day 66 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

 

Another quick one tonight…   a sketch for study on a further painting.  hang with me, Ile have something more finished for you soon.

 

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Character sketch – Texas Bo and Lemon Juice – CED 2014 day 65 I think

Today is day 65 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Tonight Ive been thinking a lot about comics… maybe creating a story again.  More on that later.  But I thought I would maybe expand on an earlier idea from this week and revive an old feller I used to draw into comics all the time.  Just a quick sketch study type thing to put whats in my head into visual form for now.

So here it is, Texas Bo and Lemon Juice…

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Rusty’s Ring Dunk – Aggieland – CED 2014 day 64 ish

Today is day 64 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

My cousin Rusty is going to graduate Texas A&M eventually – and its getting closer and closer!  In April he dunks his ring – and we will all be there.  He asked me to do a flyer for him – so here it is.

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Spring Garden – CED2014 day 64

And now, for something completely different-

It is getting nice enough to get some spring planting in, finally.  I am probably jumping the gun a bit with how horrible it has been but I did exercise caution in not planting tomatoes yet.  (although I think those go in this weekend).

where is the ART?  yeah yeah yeah – well this is a creation too ok?  I spent a lot of time over the last few days getting everything ready.  to me, it fits the create (life) every day challenge.  I will thank myself later in the summer when I am eating delicious veggies from my garden.

Here is what got done thus far.

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Tattoo Idea – CED challenge 2014 day 62

Today is day 62 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

My brother in law gave me this idea, for a possible tattoo.  I took his concept and ran with it, so here it is.

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The Future of Rock and Roll Sketch – CED 2014 Day 61tch

Today is day 61 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Whenever I feel un-inspired I look to my little girl and instantly feel more, get more, and energize more.  We stayed up late tonight singing… I didn’t scold her for being up too late, we just sang.  She loves the “let it go” song from frozen so she taught me the words to it and I worked on teaching her the pitch and the notes.  This really should have been recorded it was classic.  But it was not.

Listen, the future of rock and roll is up to us.  Anyone with kiddos needs to nurture the just basic inherent love of music these kids have.  I could go on a long diatribe about this but I wont.  Instead here you go a quick little watercolor like sketch of a little dude deep in music.

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Sean – twitter monday contest winner – CED 2014 day 60

Today is day 59 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Its become rather customary for me to throw a contest out on twitter Mondays – today was no different.  Sean C wins at random so here is his mug.

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end of winter? – CED 2014 day 59

Today is day 59 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Tonight… I seriously need more subjects.  I dont think y’all need to see my mug this much.  Ile run a contest on Monday… so I dont have to draw myself when I dont have anything better to do.

so for tonight, here you are a sketch…end of winter…me.

 

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Juice (lemon juice) – CED 2014 day 58

Today is day 58 of the create every day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

Along the lines of day 56… Here is Lemon Juice – Richardson Original.  Juice.

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February in Michigan, Snow Plows and what not – CED 2014 day 57

Today is day 57 of the create every (now almost) day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

My old man was shoveling snow in his driveway up in Michigan last week, and he gets pummeled by the snowplow coming by.  He has enough time to turn his back to it but man, that must have been a sight!  So, here it is in sort of comic form.

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Dogs of Anarchy

Today is day 56 I think… of the create every (now almost) day challenge 2014.  Where I draw, or paint or digitally paint or do some sort of digital painting or what not every week day of the year.

So in my last post I explained what has had me offline for 3 days.  Tonight, I worked up an illustration inspired by a friend of mine who calls Lemon Juice – “Juice”.   yeah that guy.  So I got to thinking, Juice might need a leather vest some day, and he might need a patch on the back.  So when he does, because oh yes, he will… Here it is.  Dogs of Anarchy style.

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Create (almost) every day challenge day 53, 54, 55

So, Ive been posting EVERY DAY of the year so far, something “creative”.  When I defined the challenge I was thinking sketches, ideas, things like that.  Well, what I find happening is I cant stop at the idea and I spend hours on something that I intended to take 20 minutes, and a lot of my family time gets taken up in the process.  I have been balancing fine so far but, on Saturday we got a new addition to team Art Ranch – Lemon Juice ( Lemmy ) VanSingel.  He is a French Bulldog and he is awesome.

He is also only 8 weeks old so he is pretty much like having a baby around… although more furry and a lot less work.  Any how, I missed out on the challenge this weekend… but I am back at it.  I am changing things up a bit and will do a new post ever WEEK DAY… so I get Saturday and Sunday to work on other stuff.

So, here you are, Lemon Juice (Lemmy)

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